DESCRIPTION Sapphire increases your productivity, quality output, and ability to compete. Platform-agnostic so you can leverage your work across video editing and other compositing software or artists without compromising consistency or quality of the look, Sapphire saves you valuable time and money. Discover the superior image quality, control, render speed, and impact on viewer engagement compared to other plug-ins or many effects included with After Effects. Sapphire’s Glow EdgeRays, LensFlare, Lightning, FilmEffect, Warps, and Textures are just a few examples that enable you to create sophisticated and stunning, yet completely organic looks, unmatched in the industry.The breadth and depth of over 250 visual effects, along with the speed and ease of use offered by Sapphire for After Effects, not only frees up time to craft each piece of work exactly as you want it but also deliver the creative impact that engage viewers and delivers superior results.
Beauty - A new effect that leverages the new EdgeAware technology to beautify talking heads by softening and color correcting skin tones.
EdgeAwareBlur - Powered by our new EdgeAware technology, this effect allows you to blur while preserving detail.
Advanced Sharpen - The Sharpen tool has been updated with the ability to sharpen features of different amounts and sizes for increased flexibility and control.
LensFlare - Now enhanced with faster rendering, animation options, atmospheric noise, and presets to duplicate popular real-world lenses.
Zap - Updated to include 3D rotation and the option to follow a path, giving you the option to control the shape it takes.
MotionBlur - Has been added to many effects, giving them a more realistic look.
New Transitions - FilmRoll and CardFlip are two new dynamic transitions with multiple controls to diversify the output. FlutterCut has been enhanced with
more options including new controls and color options.
Faster - Added GPU support for more plug-ins and an optimized GPU code to provide up to a 20% speed increase per effect
More presets - Over 2,500 presets
Preset sharing - Now you can share presets across host platforms (for Autodesk conversion, please contact us directly)
Over 250 visual effects
GPU-accelerated for Nvidia CUDA cards
32-bit float support
Intuitive user interface
On-screen UI widgets for many video effects
Offline HTML and PDF documentation included
Create unique natural and organic lighting using rays, lens flare, zap, glare, glint, and glow effects
Create backgrounds and organic displacement maps using a large selection of texture generators
Choose from a wide variety of fast-processing color channel, directional, and defocus blurs
Stylize and color-correct your footage with a selection of effects including FilmEffect, HalfTone, Vignette, BleachBypass, and Cartoon
Over 1,100 preset looks included; or create and save your own
Free unlimited render licenses
Same license works on Adobe Premiere Pro, and also Apple Final Cut Pro (if used on the same machine)
Endless creative possibilities
The quantity of visual effects allows for countless effect-blending options
Ease and speed of use is a cost-effective time-saver
More time available for creativity and high-quality end results
Blazing fast performance maximizes productivity
Remarkably organic and natural-looking photoreal results
Quickly and easily iterate on effect looks
Visual control of look creation
Quick reference for all effect parameters
Convenience of multiple platform options
Highly reliable engine
GPU Acceleration - Most effects are Nvidia CUDA GPU-accelerated to provide performance enhancements. Nvidia GeForce GTX 400 or 500 series or QuadroFX Fermi (4000, 5000, 6000) graphics card required for maximum performance.
64-Bit Enabled - Expanded memory capabilities
Floating Point Processing - All effects use full floating point processing for improved image quality and full 32 bit HDR support
Adobe After Effects CS4 or greater
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 or greater
Autodesk Combustion 2008 and later
Mac OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or later
Windows XP or later (32/64-bit)
Sapphire streamlines your workflow, increases the productivity of your team, and frees up your time to be more innovative. To see for yourself, download a Free Trial of our plugin for your video editing or compositing software; Adobe After Effects, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas and more - http://visual-effects-plugins-free-trials/
New effects and transitions in Sapphire 7
Beauty | A new effect that leverages the new EdgeAware technology to beautify talking heads by softening and color correcting skin tones.
EdgeAwareBlur | Powered by our new EdgeAware technology, this effect allows you to blur while preserving detail.
Advanced Sharpen | The Sharpen tool has been updated with the ability to sharpen features of different amounts and sizes for increased flexibility and control.
LensFlare | Now enhanced with faster rendering, animation options, atmospheric noise, and presets to duplicate popular real-world lenses.
Zap | Updated to include 3D rotation and the option to follow a path, giving you the option to control the shape it takes.
MotionBlur | Has been added to many effects, giving them a more realistic look.
New Transitions | FilmRoll and CardFlip are two new dynamic transitions with multiple controls to diversify the output. FlutterCut has been enhanced with more options including new controls and color options.
PanAndZoom (Avid only) | A new tool that allows you to pan, zoom, and rotate large image files. It also has stylistic options to add drop shadow, vignette, and MotionBlur.
Faster | Added GPU support for more plug-ins and an optimized GPU code to provide up to a 20% speed increase per effect
More presets | Over 2,500 presets
Preset sharing | Now you can share presets across host platforms
Real-time rendering (Avid only) | Many effects now have real-time rendering
New Sapphire licenses and upgrades come with a complementary 12 month subscription to FX Central
Used by the largest network of leading video creators
Accessibility to a larger talent pool
Greater ability to outsource or freelance
Easier to work across multiple companies
Taught at leading film schools
Trusted by the video editing and compositing experts for the past 14+ years due to the premium quality, elegance, and constant innovation
Sapphire is used by the world’s best content creators to create the looks that engage viewers, grow audiences, and increase the value of content.
When you and your clients demand the highest production values possible in the most efficient manner, GenArts Sapphire is the must-have, most-requested, and unsurpassed choice for visual effects software.
Platform-agnostic – works on a wide range of host platforms
Supports key industry standards such as AVX, AE, and OFX
High degree of design control
Unlimited design potential
Intuitive user interface
Looks created using Sapphire have been nominated or won Academy Awards®
Motion Graphics Artists
250+ visual effects plug-ins
High degree of design control
Unlimited creative potential
Intuitive user interface
Final Cut Pro
Sony Vegas Pro
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Empower the world’s greatest storytellers with the art and science of visual effects to bring their stories to life, inspire creativity and increase audience engagement. In 1996, Karl Sims, renowned digital artist and computer scientist, founded GenArts® so visual effect artists could leverage the power of supercomputing techniques to craft and perfect their artistic looks effortlessly. Together with Chief Scientist Gary Oberbrunner, they combined the power of computer science with the art of visual effects to create GenArts’ Sapphire technology and a vast portfolio of visual effects. Since then, the world’s most talented visual effects artists have come to depend on Sapphire software to create the looks you see on television, in ads, online and at the movies. Today, GenArts is the leading provider of specialized visual effects software to the media and advertising industries worldwide.