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Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #22Fixing Boris Calligraphy in Final Cut Pro 4.0
The problem seems to arise from the fact that Calligraphy was a separate/optional install in Final Cut Pro 3.0, but is now a standard install in Final Cut Pro 4.0. Because of this, during the install, the Calligraphy program is over written and thus the link to the free styles set is not made in Final Cut Pro 4.0.
The good news is Final Cut Pro 4.0 installs as a separate program on your Mac, so when the FCP 4.0 install is complete you still have access to Final Cut Pro 3. Opening Title 3D in FCP3.0, you will find your styles are there and working. So how to fix this problem to get those wonderful free styles to show up in Final Cut Pro 4.0?
You need to delete Title 3D and reinstall it.
While it doesnt sound like fun, it is a rather fast and simple procedure.
Navigate on to the Library>Application Support folder on your primary drive. You should find two Boris FX folders; one called Boris FX (with the space) and one called BorisFX (without a space). Open both of these and delete the Title 3D and Title Crawl folders. You might as well delete the Text Styles folder if it is there.
|Delete the following files to fix the Title 3D styles problem.|
Now install the Boris Calligraphy 1.1 updater from the Apple website
When that is complete (should take all of two minutes), go the Boris FX site and download the Calligraphy Preset Style.
Install that and you are good to go.
HINT: I always make it a habit of backing up all downloaded support files for my application to keep from having to go back to websites to download and reinstall.
Hopefully this Final Cut Pro Quick Tip has you smiling once again now that your Title 3D preset styles are back.
Here is a current list of the Final Cut Pro Quick Tips to date:
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #1: Texture Treatments to Enhance Video Productions
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #2: Using Markers to Quickly Edit a Music Video
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #3: Import Your Music the Right Way
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #4: Nesting Helps Manage Longer Projects
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #5: Keying Explained
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #6: Configuring Your Scratch Disk
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #7: My Favorite Effects
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #8: De-Interlacing
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #9: Color Correction workflow tips
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #10: Locating files in the Timeline
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #11: Backing up at project end
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #12: Exporting to After Effects
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #13: When is title safe, not title safe?
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #14: Storyboard your edits and then edit in an instant
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #15: Join Through Edits
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #16: Exporting to Pinnacle Thunder XL
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #17: Marking Clips
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #18: Color Correction Freebie
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #19: Importing Image Sequence
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #20: Time lapse^2 with Fit to Fill
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #21: Time Remapping
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