SAPPHIRE VISUAL EFFECTS PLUGINS
AVAILABLE FOR ADOBE, AVID, RESOLVE, NUKE, FLAME, AND OTHER SUPPORTED OFX HOSTS
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Sapphire plugins let you create stunning organic looks unmatched by any host native effect tools. Key features include over 270 effects and 3000+ presets, a powerful Effect and Transition Builder, and integrated tracking and masking with the Academy Award-winning Mocha. Sapphire’s superior image quality, control, and render speed offers massive time-savings — allowing creatives to focus on what matters most, delivering an impact that keeps audiences coming back.
Sapphire Essentials is the ultimate beginner's guide to our award-winning visual effects and motion graphics plugin collection. Learn at your own pace with Ian Robinson, a popular LinkedIn Learning trainer and creative director.
The techniques are shown in an Adobe After Effects workflow but apply to all Sapphire-supported host applications.
Watch it for free or get the exercise files to follow along — only $49.95.
Sapphire is built for the pros. Its suite of over 270 effects features image processing algorithms that produce Hollywood’s highest-quality results. Each Sapphire effect is GPU-accelerated for faster rendering with NVIDIA CUDA technology for Windows and Linux, and Apple’s Metal technology for macOS, along with native support for M1-powered Macs. Look no further if you’re a professional artist looking to create an array of stunning visuals with blazing speeds.
You’ll always find something to suit your taste and needs with over 3000 preset effects crafted by top-notch artists. Every Sapphire release includes brand new presets. There’s always something fresh to play with!
Sapphire effects are loved for a beautifully designed and carefully laid out top-down parameter workflow often structured with a guided order of operations. The user-friendly experience — paired with a uniform naming structure and speedy workflow — makes it easy for editors and artists to start creating gorgeous effects. Sapphire also features a large online library of tutorials to teach you about the effects or provide you with inspiration on what to create next!
Say goodbye to keyframing with Academy Award-winning integrated Mocha tracking. Mocha’s rock-solid planar tracking is included within every Sapphire effect. Drive effect parameters like Sapphire Lens Flare position data or isolate an area with a tracked mask on an effect like Sapphire Glow or Sapphire Blur.
Work faster and smarter with Sapphire — a powerful and proven VFX solution that seamlessly integrates into any pipeline. Easily scale up your rendering output when needed with Sapphire background renders with identical CPU fallbacks. Choose how your facility licenses with flexible options including floating virtual machine licensing servers or monthly subscriptions. Access personalized customer support 7 days a week or browse an online library of help documentation for any technical needs.
macOS:10.14 or higher
Windows: Windows 10 & 11
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 & 8, CentOS 7 & 8
Processor: 64-bit Intel or AMD CPU with four or more cores
Memory: 8 GB or more
Disk: High-speed disk array or SSD storage
Monitor: 1920×1080 or higher, including high dpi 4k monitors
GPU Acceleration: An NVIDIA GPU with compute capability 3.5 (Kepler) or above. More information can be found here, under "Supported GPUs". We recommend using the latest NVIDIA Studio drivers, where possible. METAL enabled cards are supported on Mac OS. If no GPU is available, Sapphire will render in CPU mode.
Nodelocked, Subscription or floating license.
For floating and render license options, contact us.
Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro
Avid Media Composer
Blackmagic Resolve and Fusion
For a full list of supported hosts and OS, please click here
In Windows, right-click the Start button and search for the Control Panel. Go to Programs and Features (if your Control Panel is in Category view, go to Uninstall a Program). Find Boris FX Sapphire, click to select it, and then click Uninstall. For macOS, go to Applications, and select the Boris FX folder. Find the installation of Sapphire you wish to uninstall and click the “Uninstall Sapphire” application.
Sapphire can be easily installed for Adobe After Effects with a few easy steps. First off, make sure you have downloaded the correct Sapphire for Adobe installer, which can be found here. We made a short video to guide you through the rest of the process installing Sapphire for After Effects. Mac users can click here, and Windows users can click here.
We offer many different pricing options for all different types of customers. Sapphire plugins for Adobe, OFX or Avid are $62 per month and $495 per year. If you would like a perpetual license, that would cost $1695 and come with a free year of Upgrades and support. If you would like to use Sapphire in multiple different hosts on the same workstation, you would need to purchase a multi-host license. A Sapphire multi-host license is $75 per month and $895 per year. A perpetual multi-host license for Sapphire costs $2795. For floating license and enterprise pricing, please contact sales.
Sapphire can be easily installed for Davinci Resolve with a few easy steps. First off, make sure you have downloaded the correct Sapphire for OFX installer, which can be found here. We made a short video to guide you through the rest of the process installing Sapphire for Resolve. Mac users can click here, and Windows users can click here.
Sapphire can be easily installed for Vegas with a few easy steps. First off, make sure you have downloaded the correct Sapphire for OFX installer, which can be found here. We made a short video to guide you through the rest of the process installing Sapphire for Resolve. Mac users can click here, and Windows users can click here.
Your Machine ID is your Ethernet ID/MAC address. It consists of 6 pairs of numbers and letters A-F. You may see these pairs un-separated (d312a930bc7f), separated by colons (d3:12:a9:30:bc:7f) or separated by dashes (d3-12-a9-30-bc-7f). To find your Machine ID, please follow the steps below:
On Windows - Go to the Start menu, then in the search box type “cmd” and hit Enter. In the cmd window, type “ipconfig /all”. Find the line that reads “Physical Address”. This is your Machine ID.
On Mac - Go to System Preferences > Network and select your active network interface (e.g., Ethernet). From the list on the left. Click on ‘Advanced…’, then on ‘Hardware’. The Machine ID is listed under “MAC Address”.
On Linux - Open a terminal/shell window, and type “ifconfig”. Look for “Hwaddr” under eth0. This is your Machine ID.
Considering upgrading from an older version of Sapphire? With each release, Boris FX improves Sapphire by increasing the number of filters and effects, making it faster, and making its tools even more useful. If you aren’t using the most recent version of Sapphire, you can be sure you are missing out.
Take a look back to see what’s changed:
Sapphire version 16.0 (2023) - Release date: November 2022
Sapphire version 15.5 (2022.5) - Release date: May 2022
Sapphire version 15 (2022) - Release date: November 2021
Sapphire version 14.5 (2021.5) - Release date: May 2021
Sapphire version 14 (2021) - Release date: November 2020
Sapphire version 13.5 (2020.5) - Release date: May 2020
Sapphire version 13 (2020) - Release date: October 2019
Sapphire version 12.5 (2019.5) - Release date: June 2019
Sapphire version 12 (2019) - Release date: October 2018
Sapphire version 11 - Release date: October 2017
Sapphire version 10 - Release date: September 2016