4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 4:54 PM by Brian Leahy
Brian Leahy Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

I'm using Motion 5 to create a photo montage synced to music.    I have groups named "Verse 1", "Chorus 1" etc.  (This is just an organizational trick.)

 

The objects are all still photos pulled from my iPhoto gallery - and they slide, fade in/out, rotate, etc. in time with a music track.

 

The problem is - the farther into the timeline I get, the more my photos are shifting out of sync with the timeline rectangles which represent them.  At this point I have pictures which are appear/disappearing 10 frames "earlier" than they should, according to their timeline representation.

 

For instance, if I place a photo in the timeline so that it appears/starts at frame 8000 and disappears at frame 8025, it'll actually appear at 7090 and disappear at 8015.  It does this consistently whether I play at regular speed or step through a frame at a time.   I can actually see the playhead positioned 10 frames outside of the photo's range - and yet, the photo is shown in the preview pane.

 

Weird and frustrating.   Has anyone else had this problem?   Have an idea how to fix it?


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 8 GB RAM