Use behaviors in Motion 5 when making video
Using key frames is good but using behaviours can be better. You can get the same thing but with less work with a behaviour and you can even put a few behaviours together and have a rig. I will be making a video to show how to use a rig in Motion. Have a look now at this video to see the basics of keyframes and behaviours used individually. There are a lot of things to consider when you are making a video for YouTube. I have noticed too that the old school types still like to talk about cutting video like would be done in the old days of using a blade to splice actual film stock. Digital is pretty amazing and you couldn’t go back to analogue for making video. Keyframing for motion video is pretty easy with Motion 5 on the Mac.
Making video for Youtube
Mostly when I am making video for Youtube I am screencasting. Now I have the Canon 600D which has video capabilities I can do more video using clips for that. I have been learning to use the extra software you can get for the Canon T3i / 600D called Magic Lantern and with that it is even possible to do HDR video. There are so many settings to play with that it really does take some time to get into working out what is the best way to set things up.
Back to screencasting for YouTube
I use ScreenFlow and I can do most of my editing in that excellent Mac screencast application and even export directly out of it to YouTube. I prefer to do some editing in Final Cut Pro X when I am making video, as I have some extras set up ready to go in a project that I use as a template.
What is video motion or x motion ?