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Old December 14th, 2002, 08:58 AM   #1276
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I think you 'll have to do it in two steps. There are several cards available, but they only offer digital I/O. Then you feed the Output to an external D/A and you'll have your multi channels.

Look at RME HDSP 9652

http://www.rme-audio.de/english/index.htm


Mytek Digital

http://www.mytekdigital.com/8x96.htm


I believe Motu makes some also http://www.motu.com/

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Old December 14th, 2002, 10:12 AM   #1277
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Jeff,

Thank you for the heads up. I will check out those sites and see what I come up with. I've got an MBox, but it does not offer the 4 channels that I am looking for.
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Old December 15th, 2002, 12:39 AM   #1278
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Boris Caligraphy

For some (STUPID) reason my upgrade of FCP3.0 doesn't have the full Boris caligraphy, it has the basic text crawl etc. but none of the nice 3D font tools. can someone tell me if it's okay to snag a copy from someone else (hint hint) or is it a no no to do that even though I have paid for and registered FCP1.25 & the upgrade to FCP3.0
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Old December 15th, 2002, 01:36 AM   #1279
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Are you sure you don't have it? I'll bet that you do. It's a separate installation, not part of the main FCP3 installation.

You should also be able to download the update to the Boris Calligraphy plug-in's from the FCP3 pages at:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120118
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Old December 15th, 2002, 10:01 AM   #1280
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I'm sure I don't have it. It's not on my FCP1.25 install disk, and I scoured the FCP3.0 disk, and ran the installer from there, but it's definately a crippled Boris caligraphy version. I'll try the link you posted.
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Old December 15th, 2002, 10:17 AM   #1281
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well...

I downloaded and installed it and now I have: crawl, lower 3rd, outline text, scrolling text, text, typwriter, title 3D, and title cawl. Is that all of it? The link was an upgrade, so I wanted to check and see if I got everything.
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Old December 15th, 2002, 10:34 AM   #1282
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I think it was included in the upgrade, but maybe not. Look int the Extras folder and their should be one labeled Boris Calligraphy Docs. If there is, then it is included. Run the installer again and when Easy Install appears choose Custom instead and just check the Calligraphy box. That should allow you to just install the Caligraphy extras.

It might not have been included in the upgrade. In which case check out the Boris site http://www.borisfx.com/ I think they have some end of year deals going on.

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Old December 15th, 2002, 10:45 AM   #1283
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Upgrade

There is a folder call Boris Caligraphy, but it's not the same package as the one on the full install of FCP3.0. It's kind of wierd but it's not the same package as the one Paul Sedillo has installed on his system from FCP 3.0 CD. I'll check the Boris site and maybe if I whine and howl enough they'll take pity on me and float me a full version of Boris :)
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Old December 15th, 2002, 10:47 AM   #1284
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Paul, thanks for your suggestion. I had checked out the filters on Joe's website before, but it seems that his mosaic filter doesn't allow you to complete the task using the filter alone; i.e., you have to copy the video clip to a second track, create a mask, apply the filter, and then animate the masked layer. I was wondering if a filter exists that allows you to apply a mosaic shape directly to the video clip and keyframe the motion entirely with the parameters of the filter.
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Old December 15th, 2002, 10:56 AM   #1285
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That's correct, because of the pricing difference between the upgrade and the full version. I doubt Boris will do much, maybe give a little extra off one of their products. It never hurts to ask.

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Old December 15th, 2002, 11:34 AM   #1286
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Mark,
"Title 3D" is BC. Sounds like you have it now.
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Old December 15th, 2002, 12:36 PM   #1287
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I just downloaded

the patch from Apple it all seems to be working okay now. I can now mangle my text and titles even more than before :)
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Do you have a hard requirement for a mosiac or can you use a blur spot? If the latter, I know that Joe's Filters can do the job. Use the "Soft Spot" filter. You can easily keyframe its orgin in the footage. It doesn't require all of the monkey business you outlined.

Alternately, are you sure you can't get a signed release from the subject? <g?
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Old December 15th, 2002, 11:18 PM   #1289
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Thanks for the tip, Ken. The Soft Spot filter is more along the lines of what I am looking for, although I don't know if this project would allow me to subsitute mosaic with blur. I've been hired to shoot and edit an adult video for the Japnese market, and, as you may already know, in Japan all genitalia must be covered with mosaic. I've seen blur used instead of mosaic in pornographic magazines, but not in video. I'll need to research this.

Do you already own these filters, Ken? Do you know if you can animate the position of the blur by dragging it on the screen instead of entering in numerical values? Can you change the shape of the mask over time, or only the size? I guess I could just download the demo and find out, eh.
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Well I'd really like to help you reasearch this project but...I'm a married man <g>.

"Do you know if you can animate the position of the blur by dragging it on the screen instead of entering in numerical values? Can you change the shape of the mask over time, or only the size?"

(OK, I'm trying to evaluate your questions clinically rather than imagine how such attributes might be important for your project.)

Yes, you can change blur shapes and sizes over time. No, you must use numerical values to keyframe, as with other FCP.

Indeed, you should just download the demo filter set and experiment. That's what I did before I purchased. It's really a great value, particularly compared with other 1-trick-pony filter plug-ins that charge multiples of Joe's Filters.

Good luck with your project. Let us know if anything else, errr, comes up that we can help with.
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