Boris, a developer of integrated effects technology, announced Boris Graffiti 2.0, an upgrade to its graphics and titling application.
Boris Yamnitsky, company founder and president, said that Graffiti 2.0 is the only integrated vector-based titling package on the market. Its vector tools allow easy creation of sophisticated animations such as text on path, with exceptional sharpness, he added. Along with animation tools such as Type On and Title Containers for auto-animated rolls, crawls, fades, shuffles and zooms, Graffiti 2.0 allows users to map text to 3D shapes, and extrude and composite in three dimensions. Graffiti 2.0 also supports the addition of third-party Adobe After Effects filters.
It also offers vector text, which no other company has ever offered in an integrated titling application, Yamnitsky said. This allows “razor-sharp text at any scale, faster animation and unprecedented flexibility for text styles,” he said in a statement.
Boris Graffiti 2.0 is expected to ship in the third quarter of the year and is being shown at Macworld New York.
Graffiti offers the ability to export animations to .swf (the Flash format). With expanded title animation, both the path shape and the text position for text on path can be animated over time. “Type On” features one click type-on animation of progressively applied skew, tumble, spin, rotate, scale, opacity and position to a text page, alone or in combination, so individual characters can fly/spin/fade/zoom/shuffle on or off the screen.
Compositing tools include 27 apply modes for each layer in Boris Graffiti, motion blur, advanced particle filters, and SmartView to dynamically update views of animated parameters in the timeline. Audio Import and Playback Scratch audio track includes timeline waveform display and level controls to enable easier reference and synchronization to audio during effect animation design. Real-time playback of scrub audio and sync audio during Preview to RAM.
Third Party Plug-ins from many leading packages developed for Adobe After Effects may now be used with all NLE systems supported by Boris Graffiti 2.0. They appear in the Boris Graffiti Filters menu, and behave like any other Boris filters.
Boris Graffiti 2.0 supports Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Canopus Rex/Raptor/Storm Edit, DPS Velocity, Fast studio.DV, IMC Incite, in-sync Speed Razor, Ulead Media Studio Pro, United Media Online Express. Boris Graffiti Professional 2.0 supports all Boris Graffiti hosts and adds support for Avid Xpress, Avid Xpress DV, Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony, Discreet edit*, Fast purple, Fast silver, Media 100 i, Media 100 iFINISH, Panasonic DV Edit, newsbyte, and Postbox, and Sony ES-3.
Graffiti 2.0 will be carry a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$495. Graffiti Professional 2.0 has an MSRP of $995. Upgrades from previous versions of Graffiti are $199.