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Motion4: November 2009 Archives

motion-logo.jpgBy default, Apple Motion stores the Final Cut Pro Master Templates that you create in your user's Application Support folder:

[User Home]/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Studio/Motion/Templates

The Final Cut Pro Master Templates that install with Final Cut Studio are in a similar Application Support folder, except at the root (Macintosh HD) level of the disk:

/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Studio/Motion/Templates

Each Master Template package, as you'll notice, consists of a folder corresponding to the Master Template's Theme, plus up to three Master Template files sharing the same name.  The .motn file is the actual Motion project, while the .mov and .png files correspond to the preview thumbnails you see in your Motion Template Browser.

The cool thing about Master Templates, in case you didn't know, is that they separate motion graphics content from the motion graphics software itself.  Build a lower-third once in Motion, and you or your FCP editors can update it per package directly in Final Cut Pro.

After the jump, workflow strategies for using Master Templates ...
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