I currently use After Effects / Premier Pro at work. For my home use I need a new laptop and am considering a Mac. The deciding factor will be cost and if iMovie/Motion can do what I want.
(I'll probably eventually get Final Cut but its going to be a while due to budget)
If I use Motion to create lower thirds, title sequences, and playing a bit with other special effects like particle systems and such... afterwards can I export them with a transparent / alpha background to import into iMovie?
I read How useful is Motion 5 without Final Cut Pro X? but it doesn't really cover this. Says I would have to slice up the movie and do the Motion work on top of the exact segment I want it.
Until I can afford to upgrade to FCP would Motion and iMovie give me the tools I'm looking for?