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Paul  FX***Boris RED in FCP 5.1***
by on Jan 26, 2007 at 11:43:27 pm

If you have been experiencing difficulties with Boris RED 4 and Final Cut Pro, follow the directions below that pertain to your version of FCP and Processor type (Intel or Non-Intel). Please note, these instructions are for RED 4 only. If you are using RED 3, please contact Boris Technical Support at the link provided at the bottom of this posting. Some of the downloads you may need are currently not available on our website and would need to be emailed you by a Tech Support Representative.


For Power PC users (non-Intel Mac):

If you are using FCP v5.1.2 on a Power PC (non-Intel Mac), the Boris RED 4 TRANSITIONS will not work. Apple made changes between v5.1.1 and v5.1.2 of FCP that caused Boris transitions not to work. The rest of Boris RED 4 works fine though. Apple (not Boris FX) is aware of the transitions issue and is currently working to correct it. At this time, we do not know when this fix will be released Apple.

Boris RED 4 transitions will work with FCP versions 5.1 and 5.1.1 on Power PC (non-Intel Mac).



For Intel Mac users:

At the present time, Boris RED 4 TRANSITIONS will not work on Intel based MacIntosh systems no matter which version of FCP you are using. The rest of Boris RED 4 works fine. Again, Apple (not Boris FX) is aware of the transitions issue and is currently working to correct it and we do not know when this fix will be released.


Below is a set of instructions on how to get Boris RED 4 working with FCP. It is divided into two parts. The first part explains how to uninstall Boris RED 4 from either an Intel or Non-Intel machine. The second part will explain how to reinstall Boris RED 4 according to your version of Boris RED 4, FCP and Processor type (Intel or Non-Intel). The reason we have you uninstall Boris RED 4 is to clean out your system and give you a new start. It's possible some of you may have tried an update patch or two in an attempt to get Boris RED 4 working again. By uninstalling Boris RED 4 and deleting all previously downloaded patches, scripts or "Try and Buys" you may have on your system, we can eliminate the possibility of reinstalling an outdated patch, a patch that may have become corrupt during transfer or something that is just plain useless to the cause. Even if you haven't downloaded any patches, please delete what you will be instructed to delete. This may look like a lot but, it really just boils down to deleting a few files and folders and then reinstalling.

***Make sure you don't have any Boris RED 4 presets saved in any of the folders we are going to have you delete in this process.***

PART ONE:

First, uninstall Boris RED 4 completely and delete all previously downloaded patches, scripts or "Try and Buys". Also, delete the preferences for FCP. Here are the locations of what to delete. Delete the items whose name or description appears in "quotations".

***Again, make sure that none of the folders you are about to delete contain any presets. The "BorisFX" folder does contain the keyframe library for Boris RED 4 and other Boris applications so, make sure you move anything saved in there. ***

1. Hard Drive-Applications- "Boris RED 4.x".

2. HD-Library-Application Support- "BorisFX" and/or "Boris FX" (you may not have both).

3. HD-Library-Application Support-Final Cut System Support-Plugins-"every Boris RED plug in". Leave text scrambler, title 3d, title crawl and vector shape there.

4. HD-Users-you-Library-Preferences-Final Cut Pro User Data- "Final Cut Pro Obj Cache", (the next two are optional, the OBJ cache is most important) "Final Cut Pro 5.0 Prefs" , "Final Cut Pro Prof Cache".


PART TWO:

Before you reinstall, make sure that you have the "Ownership and Permissions" set to "read/write" for the following folders. It is possible even though you are logged in as the admin, to have a folder or two not set to "read/write". It is also possible that when you updated to or installed FCP 5.1.x, the "Final Cut Pro System Support" folder was set to "read only".

Here is a list of the folders to check. This applies to each folder in the chain. You will be asked to check a few more after the reinstallation Boris RED.

HD-Library-Application Support-Final Cut Pro System Support-Plugins

HD-Users-you-Library-Preferences-Final Cut Pro User Data


Now, once you've checked them and/or made any chances, follow the directions below according to your version of Boris RED 4, FCP and Processor type (Intel or Non-Intel).


For Intel Mac users:


CD Install:

Install Boris RED 4 from your CD as you normally would. Then run the "RED 4.1 for Mac Intel / Power PC and Windows for RED 4.0 versions." update patch (see below for link). The name of the file this downloads to your machine should be called "RED 4.1 Updater.dmg". During the install of Boris RED 4.1 updater patch, check: "Boris RED Engine Mac-Universal", "Boris RED for FCP Mac-Universal plugins" (this will automatically check the next three boxes) and "Boris RED Components" and then "Install". You WILL NOT have to launch FCP with the Cap Locks on and then relaunch with them off.


***If you also have Boris Continuum Complete 4 on your Intel Mac, run the "Fix for compatibility between Calligraphy and BCC AE 4.1 on Mac Intel." script (see below for link).***


Try and Buy Install:

Please, download a new Boris RED 4 "Try and Buy" and install that (see below for link). During the install of Boris RED 4 "Try and Buy", check: "Boris RED Engine Mac-Universal", "Boris RED for FCP Mac-Universal plugins" (this will automatically check the next three boxes) and "Boris RED Components" and then "Install". You WILL NOT have to launch FCP with the Cap Locks on and then relaunch with them off.


***If you also have Boris Continuum Complete 4 on your Intel Mac, run the "Fix for compatibility between Calligraphy and BCC AE 4.1 on Mac Intel." script (see below for link).***




For Power PC users (non-Intel Mac):

FCP v5.1.2 on Power PC:

Follow the instructions above for Intel Mac users. This goes for both CD or "Try and Buy" install. Since the Boris RED 4 TRANSITIONS currently don't work in FCP v5.1.2, we advise installing the Intel version of Boris RED 4, which does not install the transitions, instead of the non-Intel version . This version is designed to work on both types of machines so, even though you do not have an Intel Mac, all of the instructions for Boris RED 4 on the Intel Mac apply to users of FCP v5.1.2 on Power PC(non-Intel Mac). As a bonus, you WILL NOT have to launch FCP with the Cap Locks on and then relaunch with them off.


FCP v5.1 and v5.1.1 on Power PC (non-Intel Mac):

You get to make a choice here. If you are using FCP version 5.1 or 5.1.1 on Power PC (non-Intel Mac) you can install a version of Boris RED 4 that has transitions or you can opt not to. Here's how.

If you DO NOT want to install Boris RED 4 with transitions, follow the instructions above for Intel Mac users. What's the benefit of this? You WILL NOT have to launch FCP with the Cap Locks on and then relaunch with them off. Also, the rest of Boris RED 4 works as it should, or should I say, as it did in FCP v5.0. You will not have to be as mindful of where your CTI is or if the viewer window is open to "Filter". Since this installs native Universal Binary plugs, you won't have to do all that but, again, no transitions with this install.


If you DO want to install Boris RED 4 with transitions, follow the directions below.


CD Install:

Install Boris RED 4 from your CD as you normally would. Then run the "RED 4.1 for Mac Intel / Power PC and Windows for RED 4.0 versions" update patch (see below for link). During the install of Boris RED 4.1 updater patch, check: "Boris RED Engine non-Universal", "Boris RED for FCP non-Universal plugins" (this will automatically check the next three boxes) and "Boris RED Components". PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read the release notes that accompany the download patch and follow them to the letter, especially the Final Cut Pro 5.1 section of "Host Application Notes". It is imperative that you do so. Starting FCP 5.1 for the first time after running this patch with the Cap Locks down is very important when using this version of the Boris RED 4 plug in.



Try and Buy Install:

Please, download a new Boris RED 4 "Try and Buy" and install that (see below for link). During the install of the Boris RED 4 "Try and Buy", check: "Boris RED Engine non-Universal", "Boris RED for FCP non-Universal plugins" (this will automatically check the next three boxes) and "Boris RED Components" to install BCC with transitions. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read the release notes that accompany the download patch and follow them to the letter, especially the Final Cut Pro 5.1 section of "Host Application Notes". It is imperative that you do so. Starting FCP 5.1 for the first time after running this patch with the Cap Locks down is very important when using this version of the Boris RED 4 plug in.


LINKS:


"RED 4.1 for Mac Intel / Power PC and Windows for RED 4.0 versions" Updater Patch.

http://www.borisfx.com/download_files/RED4.1Updater.dmg


Boris RED 4 Try and Buy (use this code to unlock installer - REDTNB-400TZDP-23745 )

http://www.borisfx.com/download_files/RED4MacTNB.dmg


Fix for compatibility between Calligraphy and BCC AE 4.1 on Mac Intel.

http://www.borisfx.com/download_files/FixBCC4IntelNames.zip




One last thing, before you use Boris RED 4 in FCP, make sure that you have the "Ownership and Permissions" set to "read/write" for all of the folders involved.

Here is another list of folders to check. This applies to each folder in the chain. Some of these you already checked but, here they are again.

Hard drive(HD)- Applications-Boris RED 4.x

HD-Library-Application Support-Final Cut Pro System Support-Plugins

HD-Users-you-Library-Preferences-Final Cut Pro User Data



To ensure success, please do not skip or augment any part of these instructions. If you continue to experience any difficulties, please contact us at Boris Technical Support via our online support contact form and for the last time, see below for link.

http://www.borisfx.com/product/support/form.php




Is he done? Yes.


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Post Office VideoRe: ***Boris RED in FCP 5.1***
by on Jan 31, 2007 at 4:47:41 pm

Thank you for both this and the BCC 4.1 instructions. I know that I am not the only one that has had unstable FCP systems after doing upgrades. Removing older versions and correctly installing the latest has made my system much more stable.

Chris Paul
POV


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Harley MichailuckRe: ***Boris RED in FCP 5.1***
by on Feb 1, 2007 at 3:18:41 pm

[Post Office Video] "Removing older versions and correctly installing the latest has made my system much more stable."

Ditto!

Best,
Harley

Harley Michailuck
Brass Orchid Post fx
Saskatoon, SK Canada

http://www.brassorchid.com


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Lawrence MarshallRe: ***Boris RED in FCP 5.1***
by on Mar 2, 2007 at 1:03:18 am

I followed Paul's instructions, and I THINK I'm okay, but Paul stressed how very important it was to follow the release notes with the 4.1 upgrade, follow it to the letter, etc. But there are no release notes when you download the update. It's just one file - the updater. No release notes on Boris' web site either. Something we should know that isn't being revealed to us?


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