AWARD-WINNING VFX PLUGINS


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.

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2021

Sapphire 2021

  • New! Metal GPU-acceleration: The fastest render speeds on Macs
  • New! S_UltraGlow: The world's best glow just got better
  • New! S_UltraZap: The most electrifying results ever
  • New! LensFlare Designer: More customization = More photorealistic flares
  • New! 45+ presets designed by artists & 10 new lens flares


Sapphire 2021.5

  • New! Native support for M1-powered Macs
  • New! Support for Adobe After Effects multi-frame rendering (currently in Adobe public beta)
  • New! Speed and interactivity improvements for the Sapphire preset browser
  • New! Improved Sapphire PanAndZoom with added internal image cache (Avid Media Composer only)
  • New! Lens Flare presets

SPEED, BEAUTY, AND ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

LIGHT AND FLARES

Shot missing something?
Add lighting effects and beautiful lens flares.

Lens flares, rays, glows, glints, bokeh effects,
streaks, light leaks, flashbulbs, and more.

BLUR AND DISTORT

High-quality lens distortions and photorealistic blurs.

Camera shakes, rack defocuses, lens whacking, z-blurs,
edge aware blurs, beauty effects, and more.

RENDER AND COMPOSITE

Deep & fast tools to adjust your shots and build
better comps by adding new textures and elements.

Zaps, textures, caustics, starfields, gradients,
sparkles, grunges, auroras, and more.

STYLIZE

A wide variety of ways to add high production
value to any project.

Film effects, glitches, pixel sorts, vignettes, film grains,
retro TV and film looks, kaleidos, auto-paints, and more.

TRANSITION AND TIME

Auto-animating transitions from classic to modern
and mind bending time effects.

Many custom dissolves and wipes, film rolls, hyper pulls,
swish pans, feedback effects, time averaging, trails,
and more.

DO VIRTUALLY ANYTHING

Create cross-platform stacks of effects that apply as a
single effect, or make entirely new effects
and transitions with Sapphire Builder.

Endless possibilities!

WHY USE SAPPHIRE?

Built For Speed And Excellence

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.


Thousands Of Presets

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!


Learn The Language Of Sapphire

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!


Track Everything With Mocha

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.


Ready For Any Pipeline

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.

JOIN OVER 500,000+ SAPPHIRE LOVERS!

From beginners to industry veterans, everyone loves Sapphire!

"I can’t live without Sapphire in After Effects."

Alejandro Brubaker
Co-Founder, Sugar Skull Creative



"I use Sapphire on just about everything I create."

Ash Thorpe
https://altcinc.com/



FLEXIBLE PRICING

SAPPHIRE 2021 SUPPORTED HOSTS

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TECH SPECS



Product:

Sapphire 2021.5

Requirements:

macOS:10.14 or higher

Windows: Windows 10

Linux:Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 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

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

GPU Acceleration: CUDA enabled cards are supported on Linux and Windows. METAL enabled cards are supported on Mac OS.

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 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

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