I really like Apple Motion and would like to know if it will allow me to import several videos and spread them across the timeline as a single layer instead of staggering them as multiple layers. I'm sure Final Cut Pro can do this but I can't afford the cost of that Final Cut Pro. Currently I've been using Filmora to do that, but I would like to do all of my editing in Apple Motion. If the software can do this, please let me know how to do it hopefully with some tutorial links.
I would also like to be able to split and remove chunks of each video as needed.
Can iMovie be a plugin with Motion or Motion be a plugin to iMovie so I can slice and dice on the timeline in iMovie and send the file directly into Motion? I have Filmora, but that software can't do that. Currently, I have to export the file then import it into Motion.
Motion can't do what you want explicitly but if you just need to *treat* all the imported videos as a single layer "track", then just load them up in a Group, arrange them in time, then select their Group and make a Clone layer (just type the K key). [Turn off the Group visibility if it remains on.] You can do just about anything you want with the clone as if it were a single object/timeline.
You can have motion distribute the clips in time one after the other on import if you drag all the clips down into the Timeline and hover. A pop up will come up and give you to option to lay out the clips in a composite or sequentially.