Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2011 12:42 PM (in response to Jim Cookman)
Scot, you should look on this page to see if it's worth the upgrade:
"What's new" , makes me laugh. All those 'amazing' new features.
If you do get FCPX then it's essential. Otherwise, don't bother. There's nothing new enough to make the difference. Plus, it doesn't work with FCP7 very well.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2011 12:02 AM (in response to Jim Cookman)
Oh - I forgot - I asked for a better keyer... I said - Even iMovie has DVMattePro...
Looks like they listened and wrote a pretty good keyer. (Let's hope they didn't get the idea for the iMovification of FCP from my iMovie mention ).
As to whether to purchase it?
Elsewhere I wrote this:
Motion 5 appears to be slower than Mo4. If you don't have FCX, there is little reason to upgrade as you won't be able to "round trip" as you can with FCP and Mo4. Also Motion 5 can only open 1 project at a time, you don't get Finder "Quickview", you can't open the Motion projects in Quicktime, certain plugins (that I found useful) are no longer available, you don't have support for external monitoring or digital cinema desktop, and you can't break your user interface up and spread it across multiple monitors.
If you have FCX, then, yes, you should get Mo5. If not and you have Mo4, I wouldn't bother as Publishing and Rigs only work with FCX, not FCP. Also, the filters you lose are Edge Work, Vectorize, and Movement Blur...