WHY USE SAPPHIRE PLUGINS?



Sapphire plug-ins 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 IN SAPPHIRE 2019.5



NEW EFFECTS. IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY. FASTER SPEEDS.



  • New Sapphire effect! ParallaxStrips
  • New Sapphire transitions! DissolvePixelSort, Dissolve DigitalDamage, ParallaxStripsTransition
  • Video inside of Sapphire Effect and Transition Builder, Preset Browser, and Flare Designer
  • New look and feel for Sapphire Effect and Transition Builder, Preset Browser, and Flare Designer
  • Retina/High DPI monitor resolution support for Sapphire Effect and Transition Builder, Preset Browser, and Flare Designer
  • Broadcast monitor output support Sapphire Effect and Transition Builder and Flare Designer
  • OFX support for Autodesk Flame

Sapphire 2019 is the latest major upgrade for the legendary suite of VFX plug-ins. Key features include a totally revamped and enhanced LensFlare and Flare Designer, new effects like PixelSort and ParallaxStrips, new transitions like WhipLash and DigitalDamageDissolve, video working inside of the Builder, FlareDesigner, and Preset Browser, as well as revamped user interface, new Mocha Essentials workspace with new spline tools like magnetic edge-snapping, and it’s optimized for maximum CPU and GPU performance.



A NEW WAY TO DISTORT WITH PARALLAX STRIPS




Brand new for Sapphire 2019.5 effect: S_ParallaxStrips takes any image and divides it into strips separated apart in z space. The floating strips can seamlessly strip apart or form a complete image. Angle, size, speed, z-depth, and many more parameters can be adjusted for original and interesting looks.




GLITCH IT UP WITH PIXELSORT



S_PixelSort and S_DissolvePixelSort are a fun modern ways to add digital glitchy distortion to your image — and it’s great for music videos or preset looks. PixelSort’s deep parameter set gives you total control over your desired result. Pair it with integrated Mocha tracking and masking or combine it with other effects inside Sapphire Effect and Transition Builder for slick, highly-stylized results.



OPTIMIZED FOR HDPI/4K MONITORS



New in Sapphire 2019.5: All Sapphire applications, the Effect and Transition Builder, Flare Designer, and Preset Browser, have been redesigned from the ground up and now feature a new look perfect for HDPI/Retina monitors. All applications now support video, replacing the previous single frame. The Effect and Transition Builder and Flare Designer also support output to a broadcast monitor.




SAPPHIRE OFX IN FLAME



Sapphire 2019.5 OFX now supports Autodesk Flame, Flare, and Flame Assist 2020. Sapphire OFX replaces Sapphire Sparks and features many improvements and performance gains, including support for the Sapphire Effect and Transition Builder.



BRAND NEW LENS FLARES FOR 2019.5



New to Sapphire 2019 is the reboot of S_LensFlare with a redesigned and reimagined Flare Designer tool. New professionally designed presets, lens objects, flare components, and integrated preset browser showcase the complexity and flexibility behind the powerful Sapphire flare engine.



SWISH PAN ON STEROIDS: WHIPLASH TRANSITION



S_WhipLash is a sister effect to one of the most popular Sapphire transitions — S_SwishPan. The powerful new transition blends multiple copies of an image together in order to digitally recreate the illusion of traveling a great amount of distance in a short time. Featuring a nice soft bounce stop, a smooth finish or a snapback ending. Seeing is believing.



ENHANCED MOCHA TRACKING AND MASKING



The integrated Mocha tracking and masking inside of Sapphire 2019 features some major improvements including a brand new Essentials interface, a new magnetic spline tool, new preset vector shapes for circular and rectangular masks, and new High DPI support for Retina and 4K monitors.

WHY USE SAPPHIRE PLUG-INS?



THE BEST EFFECTS. PERIOD.



Sapphire lets you create stunning organic looks unmatched by any host native effect tools. Its superior image quality, control, and render speed paired with over 270 visual effects and 3000+ presets offers massive time-savings — allowing you to focus on what matters most, delivering the creative impact that keeps audiences coming back.



LIGHTS



The Sapphire Light Unit has been a favorite among professional visual effects and motion graphics artists for decades. The popular versatile effects always live up to the hype. Add subtle lighting with Glow or dramatically change the mood with LensFlare. Highlighted effects include Glint, Glare, Glow, ZGlow, Spotlight, Streaks, EdgeRays, Flashbulbs, BokehLights, LensFlare, and more.




LOOKS



Looking to add that extra something to music videos or show opens? The Sapphire Stylize Unit has got you covered. Add color grades, create psychedelic looks or add glitchy video damage effects. Highlight effects include FilmEffect, PixelSort, DigitalDamage, FilmDamage, ScanLines, Cartoon, Kaleidoscope, EdgeDetect, Vignette, FlysEyesHex, and more.




DISTORTIONS



The Sapphire Distort Unit lets you warp your footage in every which way. Create photorealistic lens distortion effects, in-camera shake effects or chromatic aberrations. Highlighted effects include ParallaxStrips, Distort, DistortBlur, Shake, WarpChroma, WarpFishEye, WarpDrops, ZBlur, Infinite Zoom, and more.




BLURS



The Sapphire Blur Unit features the industry’s fastest photorealistic in-camera blurring tools. Use RackDefocus to create in-camera defocuses. Import a z-depth matte into Z_Blur and blur with depth. Conquer out of focus images or nasty compression artifacts with high-grade sharpen and debanding tools. Retouch skin and apply beauty work. Highlighted effects include Blur, ZBlur, RackDefocus, Sharpen, Deband, Convolve, BlurMotion, Beauty, and more.




RENDERS



The Sapphire Render Unit helps you create imagery from scratch. Add lightning with Zap, liven up a sky with Clouds and NightSky or create procedurally generated animated backgrounds with texture generators. Highlighted effects include Aurora, Zap, CloudsPerspective, MuzzleFlash, Grunge, NightSky, Luna, Grid, and many more.




TRANSITIONS



Never white-flash again! The Sapphire Transitions Unit gives you access to over 50 of the industry’s best transitions. Simply drag and drop one of the countless presets onto your cut just like a dissolve. Highlighted transitions include ParallaxStrips, DissolvePixelSort, DissolveDigitalDamage, SwishPan, Whiplash, GlowDissolve, LensFlareDissolve, and WarpWipe.




TIME



The Sapphire Time Unit lets you bend time with just a few clicks. Slow down or speed up footage with the Sapphire Optical Flow retimer or choose from Retime, FlickerRemove, Flicker, Feedback, TimeSlice, RandomEdits, RepairFrames, and more.




LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES WITH BUILDER



Sapphire’s Effect and Transition Builder gives users the ability to browse and try out Sapphire effects with ease, enabling artists and editors to create their own custom effects and transitions. Start using Builder right out of the box with over 150 presets for creative and correctional purposes.




INTEGRATED MOCHA TRACKING AND MASKING



Sapphire proudly features integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking tools. The Academy Award-winning technology makes effects isolation to full-blown rotoscoping easy. Quickly launch Mocha to create and track a mask directly from within your favorite Sapphire effects.




GORGEOUS PRESETS



There’s nothing harder than starting from a blank slate which is why Sapphire features over 3000 presets crafted by top-notch artists and editors. Every release includes brand new presets so there’s always something fresh to play with.



FLEXIBLE PRICING



Sapphire offers a wide variety of convenient licensing options to fit any budget. Choose from the full suite, individually-priced Sapphire Units, annual subscriptions or RLM server-based floating licenses.


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TECH SPECS



Product:

Sapphire 2019.5

Requirements:

macOS:10.10 or higher

Windows: Windows 7 or higher on x64

Linux:Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, CentOS 6

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

SAPPHIRE PRICING:


Sapphire:


12 Month Subscription

Hosts:

Sapphire + Continuum
+ Mocha:

12 Month Subscription

Hosts:

Sapphire + Continuum:


12 Month Subscription

Hosts:

Sapphire + Mocha:


12 Month Subscription

Hosts:

Sapphire:


Permanent Licensing

Hosts:

Sapphire + Continuum
+ Mocha:

Permanent Licensing

Hosts:

Sapphire + Continuum:


Permanent Licensing

Hosts:

Sapphire + Mocha:


Permanent Licensing

Hosts:

Sapphire Single
Upgrade:

from v11 and above

Hosts:

Sapphire Legacy
Upgrade:

from v10 and below

Hosts:

Sapphire Units:


Units:


Boris FX offers many benefits for enterprise customers, including volume license discounting, RLM floating licenses, render licenses, consolidated billing, and one on one customized on-site training by product experts. Please contact sales@borisfx.com  to speak to an account representative.

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