No, never had this problem. You need to describe the workflow in greater detail. What are the Composition settings? Is this a stock template? What's being dropped into the drop zone? I'm not sure I understand, "export as a quicktime file, the dropzones just display as a still." Does Motion apper to be exporting video of a proper duration? How exactly are you exporting the QT and what does it say is the duration? Can you playback inside of Motion from the drop zone? Anything else you can think of to describe step by step... BUT... before you do that. try trashing the Motion .plist file and try again.