WHAT’S NEW IN SAPPHIRE 2020.5



  • New! Improved LensFlare Designer
  • New! 12 professionally-designed flares and improved Sapphire Lens Flares
  • New! Transitions add S_HyperPull and S_HyperPush
  • New! Added support for Blackmagic Fusion Studio 16 and the integrated Fusion inside of Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 16
  • New! More OFX hosts now support Sapphire Builder
  • New! Improved Mocha tracking
  • New! Faster render times for many effects




NEW AND IMPROVED LENS FLARES



Sapphire’s Emmy Award-winning Lens Flare, renowned across the film & TV industry, has even more reasons to love it. Every flare element can now be affected by lens shadow, reflecting the real-world experience of a hot light source being shaded and reflecting around a physical lense. The result? Gorgeous natural-looking results on video and motion graphics projects. 2020.5 also features new pro flare presets and remixed old favorites. Sapphire Lens Flares are cross-host, cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) and work in 2D and 3D. And if that wasn’t enough, use the integrated Academy Award-winning Mocha technology to do fast and accurate motion tracking directly in the plugin. Perfect flares, wherever you need them.




HYPER ZOOM IN ANY DIRECTION




Dynamic, modern, and packed with presets. Sapphire 2020.5’s two new transitions — S_HyperPull and S_HyperPush — allow you to move and warp seamlessly between clips. Each transition contains a huge amount of control and variety without having to worry about messy keyframes.




SUPPORT FOR FUSION



Sapphire 2020.5 now offers full support for Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio standalone application and the integrated Fusion inside of Blackmagic Design Resolve. Faster render times, more stable comps, and increased functionality with support for the Sapphire Preset Browser, LensFlare Designer, and integrated Mocha tracking and masking* (standalone Fusion Studio only - Mocha tracking is not yet supported in the integrated Fusion inside of Resolve). Supports Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.




NEW HOSTS FOR BUILDER



Sapphire Builder now supports two new OFX hosts: Nuke by the Foundry and VEGAS Pro. Sapphire Builder lets you combine multiple Sapphire filters into one custom effect. Artists can design, save, and share their work across hosts and departments making it perfect for offline to online workflows. Sapphire 2020.5 also includes new professionally-designed Builder presets to inspire and utilize in your own projects.




BETTER MOCHA TRACKING



Sapphire 2020.5’s integrated Mocha tracking and masking is vastly improved with updates to the area brush tool and edge-snapping technology. And Mocha’s core planar tracking now delivers even more accurate results on complex tracks where objects move around or behind the camera. Flawlessly parameter track or limit where an effect is applied.




FASTER SAPPHIRE



The 2020.5 release seriously speeds up CPU and GPU render times and improves interactivity on all lighting effects featuring atmospheric noise, including favorites like S_Glow, S_LensFlare, S_EdgeRays, S_Rays, S_Clouds, and S_Zap.


WHY USE SAPPHIRE PLUG-INS?



ADJUST


Easy color correction



All the tools you need for advanced color correction. Includes 10+ effects.




LIGHTS


Hollywood’s secret weapon


A favorite among the pros featuring the wildly popular S_LensFlare and S_Glow effects. Includes 20+ effects.



STYLIZE


Made for TV



Must-have effects for promo and music video work. Includes 50+ effects like S_DigitalDamage and S_FilmEffect.


DISTORT


Warp footage fast



Add high quality photorealistic lens distortion, in-camera shake, and chromatic aberration. Includes 20+ effects.



BLURS


The most photorealistic blurs


The industry’s fastest in-camera blurring tools include over 20+ effects like S_Blur, S_RackDefocus and S_FreeLens.




RENDERS


Start from scratch



Add lightning, clouds, textures, and even a starfield generator accurately down to date, time, and location. Includes 35+ effects like S_Zap, S_Grunge, and S_NightSky.


TRANSITIONS


Never white flash again



An editor’s dream. Includes 50+ of the industry’s best transitions.






TIME


Bend time with one click



Instantly create trippy feedback and trails or go slo-mo. Includes 25+ effects





SAPPHIRE 2020.5 SUPPORTED HOSTS



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TECH SPECS




Product:

Sapphire 2020.5

Requirements:

macOS: 10.12 or higher

Windows: Windows 7 or higher on x64

Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7, CentOS 6 or 7

Hardware:

Recommended Hardware:

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

Graphics Card: High-end NVIDIA Quadro, TITAN or GeForce Pascal, e.g. Quadro P5000 or GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Monitor: 1920×1080 or higher, including high dpi 4k monitors

GPU Acceleration: NVIDIA cards only. The latest NVIDIA CUDA card and driver is recommended.

Licensing options:

Nodelocked, Subscription or floating license.

For floating and render license options, contact us.

Supported Hosts:

Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro

Avid Media Composer

Autodesk Flame

FOUNDRY Nuke

Blackmagic Resolve and Fusion

SGO Mistika

Grassvalley Edius and Rio

ToonBoom Harmony

VEGAS Pro

HitFilm Pro

For a full list of supported hosts and OS, please click here

VERSIONS


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 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

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