Apple Motion v5.3.2: A Powerful Motion Graphics Tool
Apple Motion is a software application that allows you to create stunning 2D, 3D, and 360Â titles, transitions, and effects for your videos. It is designed to work seamlessly with Final Cut Pro, Apple's professional video editing software. With Motion, you can design and animate your graphics in real time, using a rich set of tools and content. You can also use machine learning to track faces and objects in your scenes, and create realistic depth-of-field effects with footage shot in Cinematic mode on iPhone 13.
In this article, we will review some of the features and enhancements of Apple Motion v5.3.2, which was released on April 12, 2022[^1^]. This version includes:
A new Sliced Scale filter that lets you divide an image into slices to prevent distortion when scaling.
Optimized playback and graphics performance for M1 Max and M1 Ultra on the new Mac Studio.
Korean language support.
Several bug fixes and stability improvements.
Let's take a closer look at each of these features.
New Sliced Scale Filter
The Sliced Scale filter is a new addition to the Filters library in Motion. It allows you to scale an image without distorting its proportions or quality. You can use it to create dynamic animations or transitions with images that have text or logos. To use the filter, simply drag it onto an image layer in the Layers list or Timeline, then adjust the parameters in the Inspector. You can choose how many slices to create, how to align them, and how to blend them. You can also animate the scale value with keyframes or behaviors to create interesting effects.
Optimized Performance for Mac Studio
Motion is optimized for Apple silicon and the Apple Neural Engine, which means it can handle complex tasks like rendering particle systems, adding filters and behaviors, and tracking objects and faces with incredible speed and efficiency. This is especially true on the new Mac Studio models, which feature M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips that have a powerful media engine and a 32-core Neural Engine. With Motion on Mac Studio, you can work with ultra-high-resolution 8K video, play back multiple streams of ProRes footage, and export your projects faster than ever before.
Korean Language Support
Motion now supports Korean as one of its interface languages. You can change the language of Motion in the Language & Region pane of System Preferences on your Mac[^2^]. You can also use Korean text in your Motion projects, using any of the fonts installed on your Mac or downloaded from the App Store. Motion supports right-to-left text direction, vertical text layout, and various text styles for Korean characters.
Bug Fixes and Stability Improvements
Motion v5.3.2 also includes several bug fixes and stability improvements that enhance your user experience and workflow. Some of these fixes are:
Fixes an issue where the reconnect media window might be unresponsive.
Fixes an issue where sharing media could cause banding.
Adds a Scale Mode menu to choose a scaling method when using a match move behavior.
Improves playback and share performance when working with 3D Objects on Mac computers with Apple silicon.
Fixes an issue where video frames may be out of order during playback or export.
Apple Motion v5.3.2 is a powerful motion graphics tool that lets you create cinematic 2D, 3D, and 360Â titles, transitions, and effects for your videos. It is optimized for Apple silicon and the Apple Neural Engine, which means it can handle complex tasks with incredible speed and efficiency. It also supports Korean as one of its interface languages, and includes a new Sliced Scale filter that lets you scale images without distortion. If you want to learn more about Motion or download it from the App Store[^3^], visit the official website.