Reprinted from a Boris press release:
Los Angeles (December 4, 2001) Boris FX, the leading developer of
integrated graphics and effects technology for the television, broadcast,
post production, and multi-media markets, today announced the introduction
of Boris Calligraphy, two new title generators for Final Cut Pro 3.
Running natively on Mac OS X, Calligraphy provides advanced titling
capabilities for Final Cut Pro.
“Boris Calligraphy showcases our strong integration with Final Cut Pro 3
through the unique approach of plugging into Final Cut Pro’s Generator
mechanism,” said Boris Yamnitsky, founder and president of Boris. “Boris
titling tools are the most powerful on the market and Calligraphy is a
perfect introduction for Final Cut Pro 3 users to experience Boris’
remarkable titling capabilities with two new generators – Title 3D and
Title Crawl is meant for convenient creation of automated roll and crawl
effects, while Title 3D offers vector-based text that can be manipulated in
3D space with full pivot control, animated tracking, and other text
Both Generators share a common text entry window and style palette which
provides controls for text formatting including leading, kerning, tabs, and
word wrap, as well as separate controls for fill, stroke, and shadow for
creating and saving powerful text styles.
Besides creating title animations in 3D space, the Title 3D Generator can
be used on systems with real-time Final Cut Pro systems to create static
slates that can then be animated in real time.
For additional titling capabilities, users can upgrade to Boris GRAFFITI,
which adds title extrusion, mapping titles to 3D shapes, text on path,
automatically-resizing simple backdrops for text, natural media generation,
export to Flash, and tools for creating sophisticated animations with ease.
Boris RED goes further still, offering vector paint for write-on title
effects, 3D particle systems, and the most powerful 3D compositing
available on the desktop.
Both GRAFFITI and RED are also accessible as generators within Final Cut
Pro 3, running today with Mac OS 9, and coming in early Q1 2002 for Mac OS