Graffiti - 4.0.2 Release Notes
21 November 2010


Welcome to Boris Graffiti 4.0.2. These Release Notes contain information regarding supported hosts, hardware and operating systems, known limitations, and other important information about the product.

For information on installing Boris Graffiti 4.0.2 into your host application, see the Installation Guide pdf file.

Version 4.0.2 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs that appeared in previous versions of Boris Graffiti. These Release Notes contain important information regarding supported system requirements, fixed bugs, and known limitations. 

Supported Hosts and Operating Systems

Macintosh Windows

Adobe® Premiere® 6.5 Adobe® After Effects® 6.0

Apple® Final Cut Pro® 3.0, 4.0 or later

Avid® Media Composer®, Avid Symphony® 4.7, 4.8, Avid XpressMac®, Avid Xpress DV® 3.0, 3.5.4, 4.8. Avid Xpress Pro®4.0 or later

Media 100 i® 8.1 and later, Media 100 HD 10.0

Adobe® Premiere Pro® 1.5

Avid® Media Composer®, Avid Symphony®, Avid Xpress®, Avid Xpress DV® 3.0, 3.5.4, Avid Xpress Pro® 4.0 or later, Avid Xpress Studio, Avid|DS 6.0 and later

Canopus® Edius® 2.5, Edius Pro® 3.0

DPS® Velocity® 8.2
Incite® Media Producer 3.0 and later, Remote Producer 3.0 and later

In:Sync® Blade® 2.2, In:Sync Speed~Razor® 5.5

Media 100® iFinish 4.6

Pinnacle purple®, Pinnacle silver® 4.01, Pinna- cle Liquid Edition® 6.0

Sony® Vegas® 4.0

Ulead Media Studio Pro® 6.5, 7.0

Supported Operating Systems

Graffiti 4.0.2 supports the following operating systems.


Macintosh OS X v10.2.6 and above (see note below). Graffiti 4.0.2 is the first version to add support for Macintosh OS X 10.4.2 (Tiger).

To take advantage of the OpenGL features in Graffiti, you must install Macintosh OS 10.2.6 or later. Final Cut Pro 4.x users must install Macintosh OS 10.3 or later.


Windows 2K®, Windows XP®

Minimum System Requirements

We recommend at least 512 MB of memory assigned to the host application for both Macintosh and Windows users using Graffiti.

To run Boris Graffiti 4.0.2, QuickTime version 6.0 or later must be installed on your system. Boris Graffiti supports dual processors, Hyper Threading, and Altivec acceleration.


Graffiti is localized in several languages – English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Graffiti installs a Boris Language Pack file which reads the system language specified on your system and translates its menus into that language, if it is supported. Localization should be automatic and requires no work on the part of users. The Boris Language Pack file is located in the following location.


Library/Application Support/BorisFX/Boris Language Pack.ecs


<Drive>\Program Files\Boris FX, Inc.\Boris Language Pack.ecs

Editing Language Pack files with the Boris Localizer

The Boris Localizer is a standalone Mac OS X application that can be used to update the translation of Graffiti in any of its eight supported languages. Use the Boris Localizer to edit Boris Language Pack files which contain translations of Graffiti menus and parameters into various languages. The Boris Localizer is available through your local Boris reseller.

Contact your reseller for more information on using the Boris Localizer to edit the default Graffiti translations.

Supported Hardware and Drivers

You need the following hardware and system requirements to use the hardware dependent features in Graffiti 4.0.2. For detailed information on the OpenGL feature in Graffiti 4.0.2. See the Understanding OpenGL pdf on your Graffiti CD or in the Graffiti User Guide.

Important Note on OpenGL Support

Due to the fast rate at which OpenGL card manufacturers release drivers, Graffiti may disqualify your OpenGL hardware erroneously. If this happens, you should try to enable OpenGL to see if you benefit from OpenGL acceleration. If you have troubles with slowness, or render inconsistencies, please disable OpenGL. For information on enabling OpenGL, see “Enabling OpenGL” on page 7.

While OpenGL may work in the Graffiti KeyFramer, that does not necessarily mean it will work inside your host application. This is due to the fact that some hosts use OpenGL memory, leaving it unavailable for Graffiti when you work inside the host.

If your host crashes when trying to apply Graffiti, and you cannot disable OpenGL in your host, please contact our technical support staff. They will send you a preferences file that will start Boris Graffiti with OpenGL disabled.

BorisFX will make every effort to continue to qualify OpenGL cards and driver versions. However, it is important to note that it is impossible to qualify all combinations of OpenGL cards, operating system, drivers and host applications. In general you should run the latest driver available for your OpenGL card. If you have problems with the latest driver, visit the Boris website to see a list of the latest supported driver versions.

Supported OpenGL Hardware

The following graphics cards and drivers are supported for Graffiti’s OpenGL features. This list is current as of the initial Graffiti 4.0.2 release. Boris FX maintains an updated list of tested video cards on our web site: In general you should download and install the latest driver for your GL card. 

OpenGL is a cross-platform standard that accelerates the rendering of 2D and 3D graphics. Most newer video cards have hardware-based OpenGL acceleration. If your system does not include the recommended minimum requirements, Graffiti initially defaults OpenGL to Off. You can re-enable OpenGL in the Graffiti Preferences window. You can still use Graffiti without OpenGL or with an older card, you just won’t gain as much acceleration while working. For details on how to use OpenGL, see the Graffiti User Guide.

Final Cut Pro 4.x users must have a minimum of Macintosh OS 10.3 installed to support Graffiti’s OpenGL feature.

Supported Macintosh Hardware