Reprinted from a Boris press release:
Boston (March 26, 2002) – Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated graphics and effects technology for the television, broadcast, post production, and multi-media markets, today announced shipment of Boris GRAFFITI 2.0, a major upgrade to their award-winning graphics and titling application, the only integrated vector-based titling package on the market.
GRAFFITI 2.0’s vector tools allow easy creation of sophisticated animations such as text on path, with exceptional sharpness. Along with flexible 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.
Feature highlights in Boris GRAFFITI 2.0 include:
Vector Text provides razor-sharp clarity at any scale, as well as the ability to export animations to .swf (Flash)
Expanded Title Animation lets you animate both the path shape and the text position for Text on Path 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 easily fly/spin/fade/zoom/shuffle on or off the screen.
Third Party Plug-ins from many leading packages developed for Adobe After Effects can 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.
New 3D Power includes a number of preset materials (such as gold, aluminum, copper, glass, and plastic), as well as Advanced Materials options for creating custom settings for reflectivity, transparency, specularity, color and more. Also new: full control over reflection and texture maps, 3D lights, and multiple cameras per scene (any of which may animate Pan, Orbit, or Position).
Natural Media includes procedural Wood, Wood Plank, Fractal Noise, Marble, Granite, Fabric, Reptilian and Random Color. Apply Natural Media as realistic surfaces for 2D and 3D text, or animate them to create organic backgrounds.
Compositing Tools include 27 Apply modes for each layer in Boris GRAFFITI, motion blur, advanced particle filters, and Smart View 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 during effect animation design. Realtime playback of scrub audio, and sync audio during Preview to RAM.
Unparalleled Integration while not a new feature, remains a crucial advantage in Boris GRAFFITI 2.0: it is the only effects solution that allows this range of features directly inside nonlinear editing applications. Open GL and Dual Processor Support on both Windows and Macintosh computers means faster effects creation and faster rendering. Boris GRAFFITI 2.0 also features Altivec enhancement on Macintosh G4 computers.
Speed improvements include vector text, easier and more powerful 2D and 3D animation tools, a revamped interface, hundreds of editable presets, and industry-leading integration means that nobody offers faster title creation than Boris GRAFFITI 2.0.
Boris GRAFFITI 2.0 supports Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, Canopus Rex/Raptor/Storm Edit, DPS Velocity, Fast studio.DV, IMC Incite, in-sync Speed Razor, and Ulead Media Studio Pro.
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 silver, Media 100 i, and Media 100 iFINISH.
Boris GRAFFITI 2.0 is available now through resellers worldwide, with an MSRP of $495.00 USD. Boris GRAFFITI Professional 2.0 has an MSRP of $995. Upgrades from previous versions of GRAFFITI are $199.