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Boris Graffiti 64-bit Plugin is Hard to Find Online

Boris Graffiti 64-bit Plugin is Hard to Find Online By Le Papy - Last updated on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Category: Boris Graffiti Tutorials, Pinnacle Studio 21 & S16-S20 Tutorials / Plugins  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Saturday, October 10, 2015
Created on Monday, September 14, 2015 3:05 PM

With the installation of Studio 18 64 bits, many of our old Boris Graffiti 32-bit plugins no longer function. After a delay, Boris-FX finally suggested we use a plugin modified from its RED program. I had the opportunity to test it in December 2014 and frankly, I wasn't very happy (complicated installation, EULA Frenchified but incomprehensible, interface greatly changed, incomplete translation of menus, user manual in English that does not always correspond to plugin, RED remnants in window titles and no standalone version shipped with the plugin), all for $69.

Step 1: The Current Situation

Recently a user asked me how he could get this plugin and at what cost. So I visited the Boris FX website to check the price. I discovered a totally new site which no longer supported the famous plugin. So I asked Boris-FX where you could get it. I was directed to purchase the full version that Pinnacle supports at $299 (or $199 for updating a previous full version) without further explanation ...
It was then that I remembered receiving offers at the end of May advertising a Boris FX "bundle" which included:

  • Pinnacle Studio 18.5 Plus - HD 64-bit;
  • Boris Graffiti - 2D & 3D animated titles with hundreds of predefined titles;
  • 125 Lower Thirds

They are all customizable with the plugin for $99.95 instead of $218.95.

Step 2 : Should You Buy this New Offering?

After further investigation, this offer is still valid. You can access it through this link...Today, 11.18.2015, the offer was removed by Pinnacle.

So I tried this new offer. It is a Boris-FX offer marketed by Pinnacle (estore.pinnaclesys.com/store), with 125 Lower Thirds produced by Eye Scream Factory (ESF)...

Boris Graffiti plugin is identical to the one I tested in December 2014 and my comments remain unresolved.

But depending on your situation, the purchase of this package may or may not interest you:

  • If you have not migrated to Studio 18 (or 19), Studio 18 Plus with Boris Graffiti + 125 Lower Thirds for $ 99.95, it is not expensive;
  • If you already have Studio 18 (or Studio 19), you can make a gift to a friend and install the plugin on your Studio 18 (or your Studio 19): The plugin + 125 Lower Thirds for $ 99.95 is correct and above all, it will let you use your old Boris Graffiti effects (grf files that you may have created with Studio 12 plugin or that you have downloaded). If you have the standalone version shipped with the Boris plugin Graffiti included in Studio 12, you can even continue to create your BG Effects with the standalone version by following our Boris Graffiti tutorials and use them in Studio 18 (or 19), with the 64-bit plugin previously created effects;
  • If you had trouble with the previous plugin, the new plugin interface will require very little additional learning without the help of our tutorials based on the old interface ... So in this case you should know that 125 Lower Thirds are customizable with the Boris Graffiti plugin advanced interface ...

Take time to consider the pros and cons, depending on your budget.

Step 3 : If you Have Decided to Buy the Bundle ....

Please go to the order page for the bundle.

After the usual formalities of registration, ordering and billing, you will arrive at the estore.pinnaclesys.com page where you can download the files as usual. Below is the order page for the "bundle".

  1. After paying, you should have received a confirmation email containing information captured below.
  2. Your order number.
  3. Three files, Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus 64 bits, or Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus 32-bit to download.
  4. Your Studio 18 Plus serial number.
  5. Boris Graffiti file, 32 or 64 bit, and the 125 LowerThirds file.
  6. Your Boris Graffiti plugin serial number.

Internet order page

Step 4 : Installing the Plugin

If Studio 18 is not installed, start the installation of Studio 18, referring to the tutorial [ARTICLELINK 1841]. Otherwise you can install the plugin immediately.

  1. You are asked if you want to install the borisgraffiti6_6forcorelx7_pinnacle_64bit_tnb.exe file. The usual warnings are shown to you before you run this file type. But the publisher is clearly identified and known, so you can safely run it ...
  2. If you agree, click the Run button.
Request for authorization of Application file type
Choose the installation language from the drop down list and click OK. Choosing the installation language
  1. The installer may detect that certain items required by the plugin are missing from your computer, so it shows you the option of installing them for you.
  2. Click the Install button to continue.
Installing some missing objects required by the plugin
The statuses update during the installation. Advancement of the required objects installation
The file extraction begins ... Extracting files
And the preparations continue ... Preparing to Install
  1. The InstallShield Wizard Screen ...
  2. Click the Next button.
Welcome Screen

Read the license agreement ...

  1. You must accept the terms of this license agreement before you can continue.
  2. You can't save the license agreement but you can print it if you wish ...
  3. Click the Next button.
Acceptance of the Contract onscreen user license (EULA)

Your turn to do some work...

  1. Enter all required fields: First and last names, Company, Serial number, and valid email address. It is this address that will be used by BorisFX for activation and in case of problems.
  2. Click Next.
Entering customer information

You get to choose the installation type.

  1. For this, I will advise you to use the custom installation, later you will understand why ...
  2. Click Next.
Installation Type Selection
  1. Even though you have selected the custom installation, do not change any of the files to install.
  2. But then, click the Edit button to change the installation path if your C: drive is an SSD or is already full. You can then install the plugin on another internal drive.
  3. Click the Next button.
Setting the custom installation
  1. Installation of the program can begin.
  2. Click the Install button.
Program installation may start
The plugin installation begins .... The plugin installation is underway ....
  1. If you are connected to the Internet and if you want to activate your license, click the Yes button.
  2. Otherwise, click the No button.
  1. Do you want to activate?
  1. You receive a notice that you have installed a trial version that is valid for 15 days from the date of installation.
  2. Your name, company and email address are reviewed.
  3. The installation of the plugin on your computer generated an unique code number in the form of XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-that changes with each new installation.
  4. If you do not have the license immediately activated and you have received an unlock code Internet compatible with the previous single code number, you can enter it in this field.
  5. Then click the Unlock button.
  6. If you do not have an unlock code and if you are connected to the Internet, type in your "Serial number" in the form XXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXX-form and click the Activate button.
Plugin activation dialog
  1. If you want a silent activation, click the YES button.
  2. Otherwise, click No.
Silent activation or not?

If you click the Yes button ... everything was done in the background.

  1. You are informed that the activation was successful.
  2. Click the OK button
Activation successful

If you have changed your mind about the silent activation, the installer asks if you want to see the activation dialog ...

  1. If so, click the Yes button.
  2. If not, click the No button.

Simple right?

Review the license dialog?
  1. The plugin is finally installed and enabled.
  2. Click the Finish button.
Installation Complete
  1. From the Help menu, here is a view of the "About Boris Graffiti" panel.
About Boris Graffiti
  1. If you have activated your plugin, you will have the first line of information show "Licensed". If the plugin is not enabled, this notation shall be replaced by the number of days remaining before the end of the evaluation period.
  2. Name, company, email address, serial number, auto-generated code installation of the product, and unlock code are listed.
  3. Note the presence of that button ... It is very important as we will see in the bonus panel.
  4. This button takes you to the Boris website.
  5. Do not ask me what the Memory button is, I haven't been able to figure it out ...
  6. The Close button closes the window... laugh
Purchase / activate Boris Graffiti
The Studio Gallery displays the Boris Graffiti plugin in the Content>fx Effects>Filter>BorisFX menu. The plugin is present in the studio 18 library
The Effects editor displays the plugin under 7 Add-ons>Filter>Boris Graffiti. The plugin is present in the effects editor
Step 5 : Installing 125 Lower Thirds

The default installation can be summarized in creating a folder containing:

  1. 125 files * .AXP
  2. a readme file that explains what you must do to include them in Studio 18.

Here in detail is the program installation procedure.

  1. Request permission to run the ESF125LowerThirdsForGraffitiPinnacle.exe file . The usual warnings are shown to you before you run this file type. But the publisher is clearly identified and known, so you can safely run it.
  2. If you agree, click the Run button.
Request for authorization of Application file type
Don't be surprised ... it is not a virus! As I told you, 125 Lower Thirds are the work of Eye Scream Factory (ESF) ... Eye Scream Factory (ESF) logo
Extraction of the 125 Lower Thirds file has begun .... Decompression of the 125 Lower Thirds is underway ....

Read the license agreement ...

  1. You must accept the terms of this license agreement before you can continue.
  2. You can not copy and save the license agreement but you can print it.
  3. Click the Next button.
Acceptance of the Contract onscreen user license (EULA)
  1. By default, the installer offers to install the files on your desktop, in the C:\Users... folder.
  2. Click the Change button to change the installation path if your C: drive is an SSD or is already full or you want to have a clear desktop. You can then directly install the 125 Lower Thirds on another internal drive.
  3. Click the Next button.

In fact the installer does not install anything. It simply drops your 125 *.AXP files in a default folder on your desktop with a ESF125Lower3rds_PinnacleInstall.pdf (Readme) file that appears at the end of the installation to show you how to import 125 Lower Thirds in Studio 18. I highly recommend to choose the best location to store these 126 files because if you move them after importing them into Studio 18, you'll have some surprises.

Selecting the storage location for the 126 files

  1. The installation wizard can begin.
  2. Click the Install button.
Program installation may start
  1. The installation is complete.
  2. You can not clear the required Readme file (ESF125Lower3rds_PinnacleInstall.pdf). The file prompts you:
    • to open the Studio 18 library.
    • to create a new collection.
    • to make a quick import by right clicking in the selection box of the new collection.
    • to indicate the location of your files 125 *.AXP files.
  3. Click the Finish button.
The installation file is complete
Step 6 : Bonus Deactivation

Earlier in this tutorial, I called your attention to the "Turn off ..." button that I highlighted with a red frame.

This button is used to disable the Boris Graffiti plugin.

So if you want to uninstall your plugin to install it on another machine, you must first disable the plugin in order to reactivate it later. From experience, I can tell you that even on the same machine, if you uninstall the plugin without prior deactivation, you can not reinstall without going through Boris FX-support.

If you did not disable the plugin, you can not reactivate it on the other machine, except by providing all supporting info to Boris-FX.

The "Turn off  ..." button
  1. Rest assured you are in Boris Graffiti ...
  2. Are you sure you wish to deactivate your product?
  3. If you are sure, click the Yes button.
Disable confirmation request
  1. Rest assured you are in Boris Graffiti ...
  2. You now have one available activation.
  3. Click the OK button.
Results of the deactivation

In the Help/Buy/activate Boris RED menu of the plugin:

  1. You are in a trial version valid for 15 days.
  2. You can enter your serial number and verify it.
  3. If the verification is good, the Enable button will become active. If you are connected to the Internet, activation will be done. You can also enter your unlock code.
  4. Click the Close button.
The plugin is passed in evaluation mode 15 days valid

With all the objective information I just gave you, you should be able to make your decision based on price, advantages and disadvantages of this plugin, and use that to make your decision. So do not wait too long because I don't know how long this "bundle" offer will be available. laugh... Too late, today 11.18.2015, the offer was removed by Pinnacle.

{Thanks to Loosecannon for the fine tuning}

{Screen Captures were made with the help of Snagit 12 by TechSmith}

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TonyP By # TonyP @ Sunday, October 11, 2015 12:17 AM
I am hoping that Pinnacle/Corel will leverage this plugin for Pinnacle Studio since it comes with Corel's VideoStudio Pro.
There seems to be a merging of products of sorts... I would like either Boris or NewBlue Titler.

Risto By # Risto @ Sunday, October 11, 2015 12:30 PM
I don't quite get this. I purchased Boris Graffiti 6 64bit version from boris web store last Fegruary for 69 dollars as a plugin for PS18 64bit. No problems at all - works fine.

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Sunday, October 11, 2015 2:27 PM
Hello Risto,
Thanks for your feedback. Can you tell us how much it cost today?

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