used this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Nev. to announce that its newest release of Graffiti is available, as well as its newest version of FX. Boris Graffiti 4 is used for 2D and 3D titling in video; it works within digital video editing systems including Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Avid systems and more. FX 8.0 is used for integrated effects creation in video.
Optimizations in this release improve Macintosh rendering speed an average of 75 percent, according to the developer. A new Template Mode has been added, along with Displacement Map, Spiral Blur and Burnt Film filters. Users can create animated 2D and 3D charts from imported spreadsheet or other user data. The Library Browser includes 100 new customizable presents. Support has been added for Media 100 HD, and more.
Boris Graffiti costs US$595. Upgrades from previous versions are $149. Users of Final Cut Pro can purchase Graffiti for $249.
Like Graffiti 4, host support for Media 100 HD has been added, along with the new Template Mode and new customizable presents in the Library Browser. New Motion Tracking Stabilizing and Corner Pin Tracker filters have been added, and optimizations have been made to provide an average of 20 percent improvement to rendering speed, according to the developer. Many other changes have been made as well.
Boris FX 8.0 costs $595; upgrades are $299. And like Graffiti 4, Final Cut Pro users can purchase Boris FX for $249.
In related news, Boris FX announced that Calligraphy 2.0, the latest version of its title generator software, will be bundled with Apple’s recently-announced Final Cut Pro 5.0 software.