Apple has released a 30-day trial version of Motion, its motion-graphics application.

The software integrates with DVD Studio Pro and Final Cut Pro 4.5. A full licence costs £199 (including VAT). It’s also available bundled with Final Cut Pro HD and DVD Studio Pro 3 for £899 (including VAT).

Motion 1.0 requires Mac OS X v10.3.5, an 867MHz G4 or G5 processor, 512MB RAM (2GB recommended), 10GB hard drive space, a 4x AGP slot and a high-end NVidia or ATI video graphics card.

Apple has also released an application designed to check if a Mac system can run Motion, the Motion Compatibility Checker.

Available for free download, this utility checks processor speed, installed memory and the system’s graphics card for compatibility.