8 Great Apple Motion Templates

When you’re looking for a good way to introduce a product, create a trailer for a film, or even edit a photo, Apple has some good software to offer its Mac users. iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand and other members of the iLife suite are included with OS X. Many users really enjoy these and think of them as prime benefits of owning a Mac. However, there are more professional versions of such software available from Apple. Final Cut Pro, for instance, is a truly professional way to edit a short picture or even a full independent film; Logic Pro brings every single audio tool to your fingertips; and Aperture is nearly on par with Photoshop, just aimed at a different price range.

The product we’re interested in today is Motion, a companion to Final Cut Pro. It’s designed to help you create motion graphics, moving versions of brochures you’d already have designed in Photoshop or Pixelmator. This software can help small businesses create advertisements for their new products at beautiful high definition. However, not everyone wants to create one of these from scratch, so what about a template for it? Our parent company Envato’s VideoHive now offers a section for just that. But there are currently 35 templates available, so which one is best for you? Let’s take a look at eight of the most well-designed.

Blinkers Project

We start off the roundup with a template by Sebiche. Blinkers Project is perfect if you’re looking to advertise a product at a small press conference or show off some new features of your mobile app. It’s a full HD (1920 x 1080) template and doesn’t require any plugins or pre-renders to use. The download is 13.5 MB and should only take a few minutes on a broadband connection.

Price: $15 for regular license, $150 for commercial

Developer: Sebiche

Magazine Presentation

Perhaps you’d like to show off some information in a nice format, need to show your portfolio to a school in an elegant manner, or possibly want to give readers a different look at your content. Whatever the case, Magazine Presentation’s portfolio approach is perfect. It’s a fully customizable template with 14 drop zones, text holders, two main logos and also includes a help document. There’s even a soundtrack. The ZIP file is 27.5 MB.

Price: $20 for regular license, $200 for extended

Developer: Kicor

Business Screening

From VideoMagus comes a template fit for most any occasion. It’s fully customizable and includes 50 drop zones, 25 for the framework screening and 25 for the sequential screening. Do be aware that it’s a 435 MB download, so don’t expect it to be ready in ten seconds.

Price: $20 for regular license, $200 for extended

DeveloperVideoMagus

Motion Logo Reveal

When you watch professional YouTube videos, they usually have the creator’s logo appear for the first few seconds. That’s a great introduction, so why can’t you do it? Because you don’t have the Motion Logo Reveal template by Ouss. The electrifying template shows off any logo you choose to put into it, and it even includes sound effects for an impact. The template is 68.1 MB.

Price: $8 for regular license, $80 for extended

Developer: Ouss

Lights Logo

This simple, also from Sibiche, template holds text and one flare pre-render. There’s a wooden base to the whole scene with lights hanging over. It’s perfect for introductions and that’s all there is to it, though the template is an 80 MB download.

Price: $8 for regular license, $80 for extended

Developer: Sebiche

Simple Lower Thirds Template

LaurentiuDorin’s creation is perfect for a business presentation that lists the names of people who will be doing a certain job. It’d also look good on a charity television, looping. This one has a lot of great applications if you have the imagination. It’s only a 27 MB download too, so get cracking.

Price: $8 for regular license, $80 for extended

Developer: LaurentiuDorin

School Chalkboard

This education-themed template brings a simple schoolroom into light, with a chalkboard you can write on, four placeholders for photos and video, and seven for text and a logo. It’s a 27 MB download.

Price: $8 for regular license, $80 for extended

Developer: LaurentiuDorin

Portfolio Presentation

Now the pièce de résistance, a portfolio slideshow of polished beauty. It’s perfect for photographers, videographers, and even graphics designers. There are 16 drop zones, two main and eight description text holders, and a render. Also included is an elevator music-esque soundtrack. This template is 23.1 MB.

Price: $20 for regular license, $200 for extended

Developer: Kicor

Conclusion

So there you have it: 8 of the best Motion templates from Envato’s Graphics River. Hopefully you’ve found something that’ll be perfect for your next video design project, or perhaps you’ve gotten inspired for a project you’ll design on your own. Either way, if you use Motion and have a project you’ve made that you’d like to share, we’d be excited to see it!


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