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49 What Is Jacosub And How Can I Contact The Author?




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This article is from the Anime FAQ, by Steve Pearl with numerous contributions by others.

49 What Is Jacosub And How Can I Contact The Author?

JACOsub is a full-featured shareware package for doing professional- quality video titling work on the Amiga. Features include an integrated script editor, powerful timing capabilities, non-sequential overlapping time events, multi-buffered display, clean transitions, on-the-fly timing adjustments, and more. The JACOsub script format is probably the most powerful and flexible available, and it has become a de-facto standard in the fan-subbing community. Overall, the program provides the user with a productive video titling environment.

JACOsub requires any model Amiga with at least 1.5 megabytes of memory, and preferably two storage devices. The software will work stand-alone. Video work requires a genlock, a video source (like a laserdisc player) and a VCR. Currently only the Amiga is supported. A version for DOS is under development; WindowsNT/95 is planned (tentatively), but don't hold your breath.

JACOsub has its own home page on the World Wide Web. The web page always has the latest version, some documentation information, and links to an FTP archive of JACOsub-compatible anime scripts. Go to:

http://www.unicorn.us.com/jacosub/

The current version is 2.6. It may be obtained from:

WWW site: ftp://ftp.unicorn.us.com/pub/jacosub/

Aminet: ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/pub/aminet/gfx/show/

Email: ftpmail@animece.oau.org - put the words "send jcosub26.lzh" in the message body; a uuencoded file will be sent back to you.

Credit card shareware registration: http://www.alberts.com

The Support BBS for JACOsub is Anime Central, fidonet address 1:363/137, phone number (407) 645-2241, up to 14,400 baud. The JACOsub file area contains the latest version of the software, plus several user-contributed JACOsub scripts. The current version may be requested via the ftpmail server or fidonet file request (FREQ).

JACOsub was written by Alex Matulich. He may be reached at matulich_a@seaa.navsea.navy.mil. His old address, alex@bilver.oau.org, will forward automatically to the new address.

The author's snailmail address is 1515 Jefferson Davis Hwy #820, Arlington, VA 22202.

 

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