Sapphire 2019.1 release notes

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What’s New In Sapphire 2019.1


New Effect- PixelSort (Stylize Category)

  • S_PixelSort is a damage effect that sorts the pixels in the image along different patterns of lines. There are three modes: “Linear” sorts along parallel lines, “Radial” sorts along lines radiating from a controllable center point, and “Circular” sorts along concentric circles. PixelSort sorts the pixels based on the relative values of the pixels that are over or under the specified threshold.

New Effect- WhipLash (Transition Category)

  • S_WhipLash is a new transition that is an enhanced, modern 2D version of Swish3D. It pans between frames of the transition input clips while applying motion blur as well as allowing the RGB channels to be split for a chromatic aberration look.


LensFlare Improvements

  • More than 25 new, high-quality LensFlare presets added.
  • New workflow with the preset browser embedded in the Flare Designer – provides a live preview while browsing flare presets.
  • New controls and features on the Gradient controls inside the Flare Designer.
  • New “Components” - special complex elements to make creating advanced flares easier.
  • New MultiStreak element.
  • Several new controls for MultiStreak and MultiSpot.

Builder Improvements (After Effects, Premiere, Resolve, and Avid Only)

  • New Animated Shape node.
  • New Builder Presets for S_Effect and S_Transition including “Hand-drawn” transitions.

GPU improvements

  • Optimized performance for Nvidia CUDA cards in Blackmagic Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Mocha Improvements

  • Mocha Essentials UI - Mocha now offers a set of UI workspace options to let you choose the UI experience that best suits the task at hand. It opens up by default in the new Essentials mode which presents a simpler UI layout - perfect for standard tracking tasks. The original Mocha UI with all the bells and whistles is still available by choosing the Classic workspace from the menu on the top along with Roto and Big Picture workspaces.
  • Mocha Magnetic and Freehand Drawing Tools - New Magnetic spline tools will automatically snap to contours in the image making it vastly quicker to roto complex objects. The new Freehand drawing tools also allow freehand tracing of masks for quick loose masking.
  • Mocha Primitive Shape Tools - New Circular and Rectangular tools for simple creation of primitive shape masks.
  • Mocha UI Enhancements - Full support for High DPI monitors on windows and improved Retina support on Mac along with numerous additional UI enhancements.

Known Issues

  • GPU integration with Premiere is turned off by default on Mac. If the machine has a CUDA card, this feature can be turned back on by editing the s_config.text file and setting host_gpu_integration to 1.
  • Circular mode in PixelSort does not take the aspect ratio of the pixel format into account.

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