Overview

Sapphire is the essential visual effects suite for Premiere Pro 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 Premiere Pro editor.

What's New

INTEGRATED MOCHA 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 Premiere Pro timeline. Mocha masks can be used in a variety of ways, from simple isolation to full-blown rotoscoping. Power users of Premiere Pro 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 Premiere Pro CC, 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 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 features over 3000 presets, many crafted by top notch artists and editors. With every release, brand new presets are added so there’s always something fresh to play with.


Builder

Sapphire’s Effect and Transition Builder gives Premiere Pro CC editors the ability to browse and try out Sapphire effects with ease, enabling artists and editors to create their own custom effects and transitions. 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 Adobe Premiere Pro CC’s GPU suite and to support NVIDIA GPUs for blazing fast performance. Premiere Pro 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. Whether it’s breaking down the full suite into individually priced Sapphire Units, offering Sapphire subscriptions, 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 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 Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Combined with the unlimited power of the Sapphire Transition Builder, Sapphire is the top choice for transitions in Premiere Pro CC.


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 Premiere Pro editors and After Effects artists. With the Sapphire Transition Builder, you’ll instantly add production value to your edits and never fear a tough cut again.


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 Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Warning: once you start using Sapphire Glow, you might not be able to stop!


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 Premiere Pro editors.


Sapphire Grunge

Take an introductory look at Sapphire’s Grunge effect in Adobe Premiere Pro. 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. Premiere Pro editors 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

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