Sapphire 2021.5 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 2021.5

New Features

  • Support for new After Effects Multi-Frame Rendering pipeline on most Sapphire Effects.

  • Native support for Mac M1 machines in Premiere Beta.

  • Improved Rays and EdgeRays: These effects now have parameters allowing the rays to be blurred before they are combined with the background.

  • Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes in Preset Browser, Sapphire Effect Builder, and Flare Designer.

  • New LensFlares.

  • LensFlare: Improved flare consistency between thumbnails and the Flare Designer.

  • Improved Mocha: Improved Dope Sheet.