Sapphire 11.01 Avid MacOS

  • Product: Sapphire
  • Version: 11.01
  • Host: Avid
  • Platform: Mac 64-Bit

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To Download and install:

  1. Make sure you have one or more of the following Avid products:

Media Composer   2.0 or greater
Symphony 1.0 or greater
Xpress Pro 5.0 or greater
  1. Make sure you are running Mac OS X 10.8 or greater.
  2. Quit your Avid software if it is running. If you have an older version of Sapphire v6 or v7 or v8 or v9 or v10 you do not need to un-install it. The new installation will just replace it without removing any existing serial number.
  3. Download and run the installer.

Follow the instructions given by the installer. When it asks for your username and password, just enter your Mac user login password.

Sapphire v11 should load all old sequences saved with older Sapphire versions, including v1 - v10.

Sapphire 11 is an AVX2 plug-in. Avid has deprecated support for the old AVX1 interface, but AVX2 plug-ins can read old sequences saved with AVX1 plug-ins.

When you restart your Avid software, the new version v10 plug-ins should appear in the Effect Palette in the Sapphire categories. You can simply use these effects just as you would any other effect.

For on-line help installed locally on your workstation, go to the Applications folder, double click on GenArtsSapphireAVX and select the online documentation. A “Help” dialog is also provided when using a plug-in, which gives information about that plug-in currently being used.


This software may use the Qt user interface framework. Qt is distributed under the terms of the Lesser GNU Public License (LGPL), Version 2.1; see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.html for more details. The source code for Qt is available [here] (https://borisfx.com/borisfx/store/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.7.2.tar.gz).


What’s New in Sapphire 11.01 for Avid

  1. Fixed a bug that changed the rendered output of all Glows (e.g. S_Glow, S_GlowEdges, etc.) and Sparkles (both S_Sparkles and S_SparklesColor) between v10 and v11.0 if the user provided a color mask. These effects are now compatible with v10’s output but the output will change relative to v11.0! To get the output from v11.0 back, apply S_Monochrome to the mask before passing it to the effect.
    • Note: This also affects any S_Effect presets made with v11.0 using Glows or Sparkles. Please check your presets for Glows or Sparkles and update with S_Monochrome if needed for the desired behavior.
  2. VignetteMocha mode of S_Vignette now starts with an empty Mocha project. In this case VignetteMocha will use a circular mask until a Mocha Mask is set. This circular mask will not show up in the Mocha UI.
    • Note: If you used the default Mocha project in VignetteMocha (M in a hexagon) in Sapphire 11.0, your rendered output will change in 11.01.
  3. Mocha help link now points to Sapphire Mocha help instead of BCC Mocha help.
  4. Mocha now remembers the previous Open Project and Export Project locations.
  5. Mocha in Sapphire and Mocha in BCC now save preferences and settings separately.
  6. Updated list of known issues (below).
  7. Minor preset improvements.