Boris Sapphire 2021.01 for OFX Windows

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To Download and install:

  1. Make sure you have one or more of the following OFX compatible host products on Windows:

    Resolve 12.5 or greater
    Nuke 11 or greater
    China Digital Video DX or EX
    Vegas Pro 12 or greater
    Fusion Studio 8 or greater
    SCRATCH 6.0 or greater
    Mamba FX any version
    Nucoda/Phoenix (Film Master etc.) 2011.2.058 or greater
    Grass Valley Rio 2.1 rev4
    * \*\*Attention Vegas Users: \*\*If you are upgrading from Sapphire v6.0, please see the release notes below before upgrading to Sapphire v10.0 to avoid hanging Vegas.
  2. Quit any host applications that may be running.
    If you previously installed an older version of Sapphire Plug-ins, the new installation will just replace it. You should not need to uninstall it first.

  3. Download the Windows installer.
    Either run the installer program from its current location, or save it to disk and then execute it from wherever you saved it. Follow the instructions given by the installer. This installer is for Windows 64-bit.

  4. Restart your host application, and the new plug-ins should appear in your effects menu.

To view on-line documentation after you install the software, go to Start -> All Programs -> GenArts Sapphire OFX -> Online Help (HTML) or (PDF). You can also click on the “Help” button while using any plug-in.

If you are on Baselight and get a watermark with your installer-provided free trial, please request a trial RLM license by sending your company info, product details and Ethernet ID via the support form Please note that we support versions 4.3 and 4.4 only


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 https://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.html for more details. The source code for Qt is available here


What’s New in Sapphire 2021

New Effects

  • S_UltraGlow - Brand new effect for Sapphire 2021, S_UltraGlow total revamp of the classic S_Glow with control over the hotspot of the glow as well as the falloff.

  • S_UltraZap - Brand new effect for Sapphire 2021, S_UltraZap improves upon the classic S_Zap with the ability to animate Zap along a spline and looping behavior as well as improved color controls and a new workflow.

New Features

  • Metal for Mac OS. Over 60 effects have improved speed from an all new metal implementation

  • Improved LensFlare Designer:

  • Lens Flare ability to offset elements off axis.

  • Reactive speed for elements..

  • Performance and stability improvements.

  • Improved Mocha:

  • Adjust track.

Known Issues

  • Preset Browser: Some presets may preview incorrectly in UltraGlow and UltraZap.

  • Preset Browser: UltraZap, UltraGlow, and S_Effect may have cropped thumbnails in the preset browser.

  • Windows: start menu icons are generic icons instead of BorisFX/Sapphire icons.

  • UltraZap: On an open spline zap may do unexpected things when mixing vary-endpoint and looping parameters.

  • UltraZap: On an open spline zap may do unexpected things when mixing vary-endpoint and looping parameters.

  • S_Effect on Mac OS: CSI Zoomed Magnification preset intermittently fails to load.

  • S_ZComp: The preset browser can’t open unless an input is connected to the DepthB input.

  • If the Preset Browser is launched multiple times in rapid succession inside the Sapphire Effect Builder, selection may not work in the preset browser. If this happens close the Preset Browser and re-open it.

  • Mocha: The Mocha UI does not correctly locate the default OCIO config file shipped with Sapphire. To use the default OCIO config file shipped with Sapphire, use the OCIO environment variable to locate said the config file.