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 IN SAPPHIRE

New for 2023

  • New Effect! Easily create beautifully cinematic looks, add dreamy light refractions and reflections, build on uniquely characteristic flares and more with Sapphire PrismLens.
  • New Effect! Bring your footage to life with elegant and accurate film and camera grain with Sapphire UltraGrain.
  • New Transition! Connect shots with a real world optical-based glow featuring atmospheric noise and highlights with Sapphire DissolveUltraGlow.
  • New Presets! Includes 18 updated Sapphire Lens Flares and more.

New in 2023! Sapphire PrismLens

Created to replicate shooting through a physical prism, S_PrismLens reflects and refracts light to create cinematic and dreamy looks. It’s packed with a feature rich parameter set that allows editors and artists unparalleled freedom and control to create single, linear, and circular reflections. Great for music videos, travelogues, cinematic opens, social media, or even stills — anywhere you wish to create stunning images.

Build Your Glass

S_PrismLens includes a deep parameter set to create countless prismatic looks. Start in one of three different reflection modes — single, linear, or radial. Modify the lens shape into any type of sphere or polygon, draw with Mocha, or link to any external layer for a custom glass look.

Add Finishing Polishes

Work with different blending modes for reflection transparency. Add in beautiful chromatic aberration. Apply subtle softening glows, dancing flares, light leaks, or a colorized gradient overlay for a more stylized and cinematic effect. Keyframe the outer shape or inner source material for a handheld look and work with pre-animating glints and lights to add final gloss. Or use Academy Award-winning Mocha tracking to animate your lens shape, isolate and stick the effect to a specific region of interest, or use masking tools to create custom lens shapes.

Preset for Power

S_PrismLens features a wide range of starting presets that show off the versatility and breadth of the multifaceted effect. Perfect for applying a quick look or kickstarting your creativity.

New in 2023! Sapphire UltraGrain

Created for the modern VFX artist, editor, and colorist. S_UltraGrain accurately recreates the qualities and aesthetics of film and camera grain with the needed flexibility of a digital toolset. S_UltraGrain makes the art of grain management completely natural and blazing fast thanks to native CUDA and Metal GPU-acceleration.

Camera and Film Stock Presets

Take the pain out of accurately reproducing grain profiles. S_UltraGrain includes a library of 80 professionally designed presets featuring the most popular film stocks and digital cameras such as Arri Alexa, Red, Canon, Sony, and more.

New in 2023! Sapphire DissolveUltraGlow

Get ready for your favorite new transition based on Sapphire’s most popular transition! S_DissolveUltraGlow adds new features and capabilities with an optical-based glow alongside new parameters for highlights and atmospheric noise. Includes 14 new presets.

New in 2023! Updated Sapphire LensFlares

Sapphire’s award-winning Lens Flare, renowned across the film & TV industry for gorgeous and natural looking results, now includes 18 more reasons to love it with the addition of new and improved flares for Sapphire 2023. 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.

New! Sapphire for Photoshop

Available in Sapphire 2022 and up
Sapphire now includes new host support for Adobe Photoshop — and it’s FREE to all Sapphire 2022 and 2022.5 users! Featuring 270+ resolution independent and non-destructive effects built into a one-of-a-kind nodal based effects compositor. Photoshop artists will delight at 3000+ easily searchable presets organized by name, type, or intended use. Sapphire Photoshop has the same extensive parameter set as Sapphire plugins, giving artists complete control over every aspect of an effect. Anything created with Sapphire Photoshop can be shared with Sapphire supported hosts including Adobe Premiere Pro, Blackmagic Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Foundry’s Nuke, and many others. Sapphire Photoshop is fully GPU-accelerated with CUDA and Metal support and features native support for Apple M1 processors.

New! Sapphire ColorFuse

Available in Sapphire 2022 and up
Meet the brand new Sapphire effect: S_ColorFuse! Create cinematic color grades with ease using the one-of-a-kind Sapphire LUT effect. Combine up to three LUTs in different combinations and opacities for limitless choices or choose from one of 50 included presets. Transfer looks between host applications, no LUTs needed — all the info is stored in the S_ColorFuse preset. Maintain accurate color representation by setting the host application colorspace and LUT colorspace (produced in accordance with OCIO standards). S_ColorFuse is fully GPU-accelerated with CUDA and Metal support and renders natively on Apple M1 processors.

New! Mocha Splines in UltraZap

Available in Sapphire 2022 and up
S_UltraZap now takes advantage of Sapphire's built-in Mocha planar tracking and spline-based tools. Easily drive electrifying animations by creating tracked splines inside Sapphire’s Mocha interface or importing projects created in Mocha Pro or Mocha AE. All supported hosts now have access to the many advanced UltraZap features previously only available in Adobe After Effects. Whether you’re enhancing a simple logo or diving into a complex VFX shot, the combo of Mocha splines with UltraZap opens up a world of creative possibilities.

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/



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TECH/SPECS



Product:

Sapphire 2023

Requirements:

macOS:10.14 or higher

Windows: Windows 10 & 11

Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 & 8, CentOS 7 & 8

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: 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.

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

VEGAS 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 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

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