Today Apple began shipping “Motion“, the only motion graphics package with real-time previews, procedural behavior animation and Final Cut Pro HD integration. It is Apple’s equivalent to Adobe After Effects.
Apple also announced their new Production Suite. The new Production Suite contains Apple’s Final Cut HD, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, and Soundtrack.
Apple is offering a $699 upgrade price to the new Production Suite for registered owners of any version of Final Cut Pro. The reqular price is $1299. Motion is available as a stand alone app for $299.
That’s a big bummer for me because I own Final Cut Express, and DVD Studio Pro, which does not qualify me for the upgrade.