Overview

Sapphire is the essential visual effects suite for Avid Media Composer editors working in the broadcast, advertising, film, and online content creation industries. The world’s top editors use Sapphire to create everything from photorealistic effects to stylized looks and treatments that put VFX in the spotlight. Sapphire’s Glow, FilmEffect, DigitalDamage, RackDefocus, EdgeRays, LensFlares, Lightning, Warps, Transitions and Textures are just a few examples that enable you to create sophisticated and stunning, yet completely organic looks, unmatched in the industry. The breadth and depth of over 260 visual effects not only frees up time to craft each piece of work exactly as you want it but also deliver the creative impact that engage viewers and delivers superior results. Sapphire’s legendary image processing quality, high degree of control, unlimited design potential, intuitive user interface, and lighting fast render times make it the toolset of choice for the Media Composer editor.

What's New

INTEGRATED MOCHA PLANAR TRACKING AND MASKING

Sapphire is proud to feature integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking in the legendary suite of VFX plug-ins. Right from within your favorite effect, Sapphire now has the ability to launch Mocha and create and track a mask, utilizing the Academy Award-winning planar tracking technology, all directly from the Media Composer timeline. Mocha masks can be used in a variety of ways, from simple isolation to full-blown rotoscoping. Power users of Media Composer and Sapphire have long known the secret to creating great effects has always been employing masks to selectively isolate, and now working with that technique is easier than ever. Sapphire 11 with Mocha is currently available for Avid Media Composer, and featured in Sapphire units as well. Learn more about integrated Mocha tracking by clicking here.

Need to do screen inserts or difficult removes? Learn more about Mocha Pro.

Features

LEGENDARY LIGHTING EFFECTS

A long kept secret in the Hollywood feature film community, the Sapphire lighting package for Avid Media Composer has been used in countless films, commercials, and television programs. It’s fast, beautiful, and stocked with many smart time-saving features that will leave your images looking beautiful in no time at all. Whether it’s glows, glints, lens flares, light rays, or glares, the Sapphire lighting package lives up to the hype.


GORGEOUS PRESETS

There’s nothing harder than starting from a blank slate so Sapphire for Avid Media Composer features over 3000 presets, many crafted by professional Avid editors. With every release, brand new presets are added so there’s always something fresh to play with.


The Builder

Never stack effects again! Sapphire’s Effect and Transition Builder enables Avid editors to create multi-effect stacks inside of the nodal based Effect Builder and eliminates the need for cumbersome stacking. Builder also gives Avid editors the ability to browse and try out Sapphire effects with ease, freeing up more time to focus on the edit, rather than auditioning effects. Builder ships with over 150 presets for creative and correctional purposes, so you can start using it right out of the box. Browse the new presets by effect name, genre, or featured artist. All new effects and transitions made with Builder can be saved as presets and shared across compatible hosts: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and DaVinci Resolve

Learn more about Sapphire Builder.


GPU ACCELERATION FOR INCREASED SPEED

All Sapphire effects have been specifically written to spec for Avid Media Composer’s GPU suite and to support NVIDIA GPUs for blazing fast performance. Avid editors often ask for faster and faster performance, and writing for the CUDA platform has allowed us to deliver the fastest version of Sapphire yet!


FLEXIBLE LICENSING OPTIONS

Sapphire offers a wide variety of convenient licensing options, perfect for the Avid editor. Whether it’s breaking down the full suite into individually priced Sapphire Units, offering Sapphire subscriptions, dongles, or RLM server based “floating licenses”, Sapphire can fit into any budget. Learn more about Sapphire pricing or by contacting our Sales team here.

Must Have Effects

Sapphire Glow

Sapphire Glow creates beautiful light effects blooming out from the brightest areas of your footage. Check out this short video and see how you can use this amazing and versatile filter to up your editing game right inside of Avid Media Composer. Warning: once you start using S_Glow, you might not be able to stop!


Sapphire Transitions

Never white-flash again! With the Sapphire Transitions, you have access to more than 50 of the industry’s best transitions with countless presets, all ready to be dragged onto a cut just like a dissolve right inside Avid Media Composer. Combined with the unlimited power of the Sapphire Transition Builder, Sapphire is the top choice for transitions in Avid Media Composer.


Sapphire Transition Builder

With the Sapphire Transition Builder, the creative options are truly endless. The Transition Builder allows Premiere Pro editors to create custom transitions from scratch and also access over 100 pre-built “Sapphire Builder” transitions created by professional Avid editors. With the Sapphire Transition Builder, you’ll instantly add production value to your edits and never fear a tough cut again.


Sapphire Film Effect

Sapphire film effect began as a way to accurately emulate 35mm film for video, but fast-forward to the post production world of today and it’s now used as a multi-faceted color grading tool and plug-in. Packed with tons of amazing presets, Avid editors can quickly achieve dozens of different popular color treatments with Sapphire Film Effect.


Sapphire Lens Flare

Sapphire Lens Flare creates highly customizable flares on your footage thanks to the Lens Flare Designer, an easy to use application that allows you to break down your flare into individual editable elements. Watch this short video on how to use this legendary effect and learn the key parameters that matter most to Avid Editors

SPECS

  • Over 260 effects and transitions

  • Full support for the highest quality image processing, including resolution independence and 32-bit float support

  • GPU-accelerated for Nvidia CUDA cards

  • Multi-threaded processing for CPUs

  • Intuitive user interface

  • On-screen UI widgets for many effects

  • Cross-platform presets

  • Flexible licensing options, including multi-host, cost-effective effect units, floating licenses, and subscription options

  • Free unlimited render licenses for customers on the Upgrade and Support plan

  • Email and phone support for customers on the Upgrade and Support plan

  • Offline HTML and PDF documentation included, in addition to online help documentation