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A REAL "Legacy" Product - Type Deko

Last post 05-24-2020, 3:31 by saby. 4 replies.
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  •  12-11-2018, 11:08 776026

    A REAL "Legacy" Product - Type Deko

    Many years ago I had a Pinnacle Reel Time Nitro editing system which used a Character Generator program called "TypeDeko." There may have been a space in the name, as in Type Deko. This was not the same program as the "Title Deko" program which was available from Pinnacle at the time. I think TypeDeko reached version 1.52 or something close to that before it was no longer supported. I have an old project I have to revisit, but that old TypeDeko computer bit the dust years ago.

    I have the TypeDeko .tdk data files saved. Is there anything available that will allow me to open the TypeDeko .tdk files in another application, such as Photoshop?

    Alternatively, is this old legacy software still available so I could install it on a PC and retrieve the files? As I recall, TypeDeko allowed me to save the files as Targa files, which I could use in my current editing system.

    Thanks for your help.

    Rich Melvin
    video@rpmelvin.com
    330-774-9670

  •  12-11-2018, 12:04 776031 in reply to 776026

    Re:A REAL "Legacy" Product - Type Deko

    You get a double No to your 2 questions.
  •  05-23-2020, 0:28 799843 in reply to 776031

    Re: Re:A REAL "Legacy" Product - Type Deko

    Just bringing this old thread back to the top. I'm still looking for a solution to this problem.

    I understand that I'm reaching WAY back here. I'm hoping that there might be some legacy Pinnacle users here who recall this old CG program and may be able to help me. Believe it or not, I have a very old project that I have to re-edit for a client that used a lot of Deko graphics. I have the Deko files for the project, but I can't open them with anything. Also, I found that the old Type Deko files actually use a .dko extension, not .tdk as I put in my original post.

    My original questions are still looking for answers.

     1) Is there a way to install TypeDeko on a Windows 7 Pro machine?

    2) If not, is there a utility that can open TypeDeko files (a .dko extention) so I could convert them to a currently usable format, such as tif, tga or psd.

    Keeping my fingers crossed... 

  •  05-23-2020, 22:32 799897 in reply to 799843

    Re: Re:A REAL "Legacy" Product - Type Deko

    Rich M:

    Just bringing this old thread back to the top. I'm still looking for a solution to this problem.

    I understand that I'm reaching WAY back here. I'm hoping that there might be some legacy Pinnacle users here who recall this old CG program and may be able to help me. Believe it or not, I have a very old project that I have to re-edit for a client that used a lot of Deko graphics. I have the Deko files for the project, but I can't open them with anything. Also, I found that the old Type Deko files actually use a .dko extension, not .tdk as I put in my original post.

    My original questions are still looking for answers.

     1) Is there a way to install TypeDeko on a Windows 7 Pro machine?

    2) If not, is there a utility that can open TypeDeko files (a .dko extention) so I could convert them to a currently usable format, such as tif, tga or psd.

    Keeping my fingers crossed... 

    #1. If  you can find an old computer with Windows XP you can use it to edit in there and transfer your video to an external HDD or USB drive.

    #2. I am not quite sure  if handbrake can convert your .dko. You may want to try it out. 

  •  05-24-2020, 3:31 799905 in reply to 799897

    Re: Re:A REAL "Legacy" Product - Type Deko

    R_Vera:
    Rich M:
    Also, I found that the old Type Deko files actually use a .dko extension, not .tdk as I put in my original post.

    My original questions are still looking for answers.

     1) Is there a way to install TypeDeko on a Windows 7 Pro machine?

    2) If not, is there a utility that can open TypeDeko files (a .dko extention) so I could convert them to a currently usable format, such as tif, tga or psd.

    Keeping my fingers crossed... 

    #2. I am not quite sure  if handbrake can convert your .dko. You may want to try it out. 

    .dko files were not video files, but title files. Handbrake can't handle them.

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