Overview

Sapphire is the essential visual effects suite for DaVinci Resolve artists working in the broadcast, advertising, film, and online content creation industries. The world’s top colorists 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 Resolve artist.

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 either the Resolve timeline or the color panel. Mocha masks can be used in a variety of ways, from simple isolation to full-blown rotoscoping. Power users of Resolve 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 Blackmagic Davinci Resolve, 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 Davinci Resolve 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 Davinci Resolve features over 3000 presets, many crafted by professional Resolve colorists. With every release, brand new presets are added so there’s always something fresh to play with.


Builder

Never stack effects again! Sapphire’s Effect and Transition Builder enables Resolve artists to create multi-effect stacks inside of the nodal based Effect Builder and eliminates the need for cumbersome stacking. Builder also gives Resolve artists 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 the Resolve GPU suite and to support NVIDIA GPUs for blazing fast performance. Resolve artists 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 Resolve colorist. 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 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 Resolve colorists.


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 inside of Resolve. Warning: once you start using Sapphire Glow, you might not be able to stop!


Sapphire Transition Builder

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


Sapphire Grunge

Take an introductory look at Sapphire’s Grunge effect in Davinci Resolve. Sapphire Grunge simulates many different kinds of grunge including dirt, stains, flecks, grime, scratches, and paint, and up to three different kinds of grunge can be combined. Resolve colorists have access to many advanced controls for adjusting all the grunge together as well as a set of detailed controls for adjusting the look of each of the grunge collections.

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

  • Same license works on Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Blackmagic Davinci Resolve, Nuke, and other supported OFX hosts

  • 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