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Boris FX Sapphire 2020

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SAPPHIRE 2020 IS HERE!

 

NEW FREELENS EFFECT, MORE FLARES, FASTER RENDERS, AND BETTER TRACKING

 

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 2020

 

 

New! FreeLens effect

New! OpenColorIO color management support

New! Easier Tracking: Improved integrated Mocha tracking and masking with parameter tracking & new Area Brush for quick masking

New! Presets: 16 new LensFlares and 7 new Builder Presets

New! Functionality: Compare mode for the Sapphire Preset Browser

New! Faster Renders: Up to three times faster renders with specific effects

 

 

 

 

YOUR NEW FAVORITE SAPPHIRE EFFECT — FREELENS

 

 

 

Meet S_FreeLens. Inspired by the popular photography technique known as free lensing or lens whacking, FreeLens mimics shooting with a lens detached from the camera body. The end result? A dreamy, romantic element featuring a combination of light leaks, lens distortion, tilt shift, and a moving focal point linked together under one easy-to-use master lens manipulation parameter. Perfect for dream sequences, travelogue videos, flashbacks, unsteady POVs, slow-motion footage, motion graphics title treatments or abstract CG renders. S_FreeLens is included in the Blur & Sharpen effects category.

 

 

 

COLOR MANAGEMENT WITH OCIO SUPPORT

 

 

 Sapphire 2020 adds support for OpenColorIO (OCIO), the open-source color management solution designed at Sony Picture Imageworks. Sapphire 2020 can apply and read a color profile to provide consistent colors across any of its internal applications such as the Preset Browser, Flare Designer, and Effect & Transition Builder. These applications now feature an OCIO panel with a default library of the most common color profiles. Facilities looking to load a custom OpenColorIO library can do so via an environment variable or by editing the S_Config file to point to a custom location.

Sapphire 2020 also features a new effect in the Adjust category called S_OCIOTransform. The effect allows Sapphire to bring OpenColorIO color management to any of its supported hosts — even if that host hasn’t adopted the OCIO standard yet!

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

TRACK EVERYTHING WITH THE NEW & IMPROVED MOCHA

 

 

Sapphire 2020 features new and improved Mocha tracking. You can now link Mocha tracking to Sapphire positional parameters all within a single effect. This new feature opens up tons of creative possibilities. Easily track S_LensFlare to a headlight, track S_Zap lighting bolts to the tips of your fingers or track a spotlight over a highlighted subject. Mocha parameter tracking is available in ten Sapphire 2020 effects: LensFlare, EdgeRays, Rays, Luna, Grunge, Spotlight, Aurora, Zap, MuzzleFlash, and FreeLens.

The brand new Mocha Area Brush tool is also included. If you don’t like working with splines, this is for you! The Area Brush lets you paint over track search areas for quick mask creation. Paint strokes are automatically converted into splines for an easy new workflow. Includes full support for Wacom tablets.

 

 

 

NEW LENS FLARES FOR SAPPHIRE 2020

 

 

 

Sapphire 2020 adds 16 brand new professionally-designed Lens Flares — bringing the grand total to over 200 flares!

 

 

 

NEW COMPARE MODE IN PRESET BROWSER

 

 The Sapphire 2020 Preset Browser adds a built-in Compare Mode feature that allows users to preview the original unfiltered source with the filtered output using either side-by-side or wipe bar options. This new feature is especially useful on color correction or grading where you might want to preview adjacent clips in the timeline while working on the filtered source.

 

 

 

FASTER RENDERS WITH SAPPHIRE 2020

 

 The 2020 release delivers the fastest speed results yet thanks to optimized GPU (NVIDIA only) and CPU performance. Users will experience up to a three times increase in render times on many Sapphire effects including S_EdgeRays and S_BlurMotion. Please note: speed increases may vary based upon individual effect, host application, and choice of CPU or GPU rendering. Click the link below for more detailed information.

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

 

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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

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.




CONTINUUM 2020

NEW RELEASE! NOW AVAILABLE

 

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PLUG-IN TOOLKIT

 

 

 

The film and television industry’s busiest editors and artists choose Boris FX Continuum. The powerful, timesaving plugins streamline post workflows with seventeen creative effect, titling, and quick fix plug-in categories. Includes over 250 effects and 4000+ presets. One collection that fits every project need.

 

WHAT'S NEW IN CONTINUUM 2020

 

 New! Corner Pin Studio: Simplify screen inserts and more with built-in Mocha planar tracking and integrated color correction, light wrap, and drop shadow

New! Reflection Effect: Quickly generate mirror surface reflections

New! Cast Shadow Effect: Easily generate true 3D cast shadows with a built-in 3D camera and light system

New! Curl Effect: Instantly create auto-animating heat haze, surface drops, and curlycue distortions

New! Transitions: Add 6 more slick auto-animating transitions with on-screen controls to your toolkit New in Continuum 2020: Curl Dissolve, Colorize Glow Dissolve, RGB Displacement Dissolve, RGB Blur Dissolve, Kaleidoscope Dissolve, and Prism Dissolve.

New! Mocha Area Brush: Track and mask faster using paint-like gestural strokes

New! Particle Illusion: updates include new professionally-designed emitter, improved search, and tons of new time-saving functionality

New! Title Studio: updates include new professionally-designed preset templates, new materials & shaders, and overall interface improvements to work faster

 

Continuum 2020 is the latest major release of the post-production industry’s most comprehensive plugin collection. Key new features include 4 effects, 6 transitions, and nearly 100 professionally-designed presets. You’ll work even more efficiently with Particle Illusion and Title Studio’s new functionality and updated interfaces. And tracking and masking takes seconds with the addition of an Area Brush tool to integrated Mocha.

 

 

 

 

NEW! CORNER PIN STUDIO

 

Corner pinning and compositing inserts just got a lot easier. Corner Pin Studio’s next-gen workflow makes replacing screens/billboards/devices a cinch with a single Mocha planar tracker that targets the surface and four offset pins to accurately position the source shot onto the target. Includes post-processing options for foreground color correction, edge chokes, drop shadow, light wrap, and 27 unique blend modes.

 

 

NEW! REFLECTION

 

 

Need to add a reflection to an element or titles? The Reflection effect instantly generates a planar reflection using a filtered source image. Reflections can be easily tweaked with options for blurring, shimmering, scaling, repositioning, and independent animation. Includes a built-in animatable 3D camera system to fill the gap if your host application doesn’t offer native cameras. After Effects artists have the option to use AE’s native cameras.

 

 

NEW! CAST SHADOW

 

Throw a shadow onto your shot! The Cast Shadow effect generates true 3D shadows using an integrated point or parallel light source positioned in 3D space. Includes options to control the intensity, color, and length of a shadow blur, plus a ripple feature if you’re casting a shadow over water. Use the built-in animatable 3D camera system to reposition the source as needed. After Effects artists have the option to use AE’s native cameras and lights.

 

 

NEW! CURL

 

Curl is a warp effect that’s perfect for creating heat haze, underwater distortions, and smoky effects. Users can easily tweak the number, speed, and angle of curls. Includes the integrated Beat Reactor to make your effect bounce to music.

 

 

 

 

NEW TRANSITIONS FOR 2020

 

 

 

Continuum 2020 features 6 brand new drag and drop transitions for editors looking to spice up their sequences.

 

Curl Dissolve - Based on the new Curl effect, the Curl Dissolve transition adds a psychedelic look to projects. Simply drag-and-drop the dissolve in between clips, use one of the included presets, or customize.

Colorize Glow Dissolve - The Colorize Glow Dissolve transition pumps up projects with a slick stylized dose of color between shots. Easily control the color glow with the included gradient generator.

RGB Displacement Dissolve - The RBG Displacement Dissolve transition separates color channels then adds warp displacements. Perfect for music videos or highly-stylized looks.

RGB Blur Dissolve - The RGB Blur Dissolve transition gives editors even more options to play with the RBG color channels between two clips. Includes a master level blur control, separate horizontal and vertical scale controls, or individual blur level by color channel.

Kaleidoscope Dissolve - Remember how much fun you had using a kaleidoscope as a kid? You can now apply those geometric designs between clips! The Kaleidoscope Dissolve transition includes two independent tile controls that come with their own set of presets as well as an undistort option.

Prism Dissolve - The Prism Dissolve transition adds a subtle chromatic aberration with prismatic color separation that dissolves between clips.

 

 

 

 

MOCHA IMPROVEMENTS - NEW AREA BRUSH

 

 If you’re not a fan of working with splines, you’ll love Mocha’s new Area Brush tool with Quick Mask mode. Track and mask even faster by painting over track search areas. Includes full support for Wacom tablets. Paint strokes automatically convert into splines for a simple new workflow.

 

 

 

PARTICLE ILLUSION IMPROVEMENTS

 

Particle Illusion’s fast and easy-to-use real-time particle and motion graphics generator gets a major update with new functionality and UI improvements. Highlights include:

 

New professionally-designed emitters

New high-resolution thumbnails for all emitters

Particle sprites can now be selected from any emitter library

New Preview Window toolbar with ability to choose background color

Motion blur enable / disable in emitter preview window

List and grid views for emitter library

Resizable thumbnails in the grid view

Improved visible emitter tagging and emitter search function

Emitters can now be renamed, modified, saved, deleted

 

 

 

 

TITLE STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS

 

 Title Studio’s Cinema 4D integration results in the best and most accurate renders of any 3D model plugin for NLE and compositing systems — and now includes more shaders and materials than ever before. Highlights include:

 

New preset templates added and updates to earlier ones to help you work faster

New Vertex and Pixel shaders allow users to create 3D warps for 3D titles and imported 3D models or map real-world materials (sand, stone, marble, metals) independently over any 3D object surface

New Texture Specular Bump Reflection and Texture Specular Reflection materials makes adding reflections simple

 

FEATURES

 

TITLE STUDIO & 3D OBJECTS

 

 Continuum’s 3D Objects Unit includes the popular Title Studio plugin for all your 2D/3D titling needs. Title Studio includes its own easy-to-use interface, fast and high-quality renders with improved integrated Maxon Cinema 4D model support, and tons of presets to get you started quickly. Other highlighted features include Extruded .EPS, Extruded Spline, Extruded Text, and Layer Deformer.

 

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ART LOOKS

 

Instantly recreate popular art styles. Continuum’s Art Looks Unit transforms footage into museum-worthy paint styles, comics, graphic novels, and more. Highlighted effects include Artist’s Poster, 3D Bump Map, Cartoon Look, Halftone, and Watercolor.

 

 

BLUR AND SHARPEN

 

Direct your viewers to where you want them to focus. Continuum’s Blur and Sharpen Unit lets you add depth and blur, pull rack focus, create high-quality lens blurs, and more. Highlighted effects include Fast Lens Blur, Gaussian Blur, Lens Shape, Radial Blur, and Z-Blur.

 

COLOR AND TONE

 

The well-defined color palette can instantly set the mood of your project. Continuum’s Color and Tone Unit gives users tons of options for color correcting, color matching, and hue-saturation tools. Highlighted features 3-Way Color Grade, Tritone, Brightness-Contrast, Color Match, and Correct Selected Color.

 

 

FILM STYLE

 

 

Continuum’s Film Style Unit lets you recreate beloved classic film looks from every decade. Add glam and grit to your next project. Highlighted effects include Fast Film Glow, Fast Film Process, Film Damage, Match Grain, and Two-Strip Color.

 

 

 

IMAGE RESTORATION

 

Fix it in post. Continuum’s Image Restoration Unit is the must-have toolset that saves imperfect footage fast. Become a problem-solving hero. Highlighted effects include Beauty Studio, Flicker Fixer, Magic Sharp, PixelFixer, and Reframer.

 

 

KEY AND BLEND

 

Create seamless composites without all the layering. Continuum’s Key and Blend Unit features the green screen and compositing power duo of Academy Award-nominated Phototron Primatte tech and Academy Award-winning integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking. Highlighted effects include Primatte Studio, Spill Remover, Light Wrap Spill, Chroma Key Studio, Luma Key, Make Alpha, and Light Wrap.

 

 

LIGHTS

 

Continuum’s Lights Unit offers a lighting option to fit any need. Add subtle or over the top spotlights to stage performances, stylized light leaks, and moody rays. Highlighted effects include Glare, 3D LensFlare, Light Leaks, Light Sweep, Spotlight, and Rays.

 

 

MATCH MOVE

Continuum’s Match Move Unit makes image replacement easy. Blur out unwanted people and objects, replace screens, and accomplish tricky match moves between shots. Includes integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking for quick effect isolation.

 

 

PARTICLES

 

Continuum’s Particles Unit is home to the powerful new Particle Illusion plug-in. Particle Illusion’s real-time generator makes adding stunning particle-based motion graphics a cinch. The easy-to-use interface features thousands of drag-and-drop presets. Other highlighted effects include Comet, Pin Art 3D, Organic Strands, Rain, and Snow.

 

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PERSPECTIVE

 

 Work with a lot of stills? Continuum’s Perspective Unit will turn you into the next Ken Burns. Quickly add 3D perspective to 2D images with animatable camera, lights, and shadows. The renowned 3D Pan & Zoom effect is favored by top documentary, newcast, and reality TV projects. Other highlighted effects include 3D Extruded Image Shatter, Cube, Fast Flipper, and Sphere.

 

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STYLIZE

 

 

Continuum’s Stylize Unit is designed for the fast paced world of commercial and promo work. Add gritty street style or retro vibes to titles and footage in seconds. Highlighted effects include Damaged TV, Grunge, Misalignment, Scatterize, and Video Glitch.

 

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TEXTURES

 

Continuum’s Textures Unit lets you quickly generate organic photorealistic backgrounds, caustics, and surfaces. Highlighted effects include Brick, Cloth, Granite, Reptilian, Steel Plate, and Wood Grain.

 

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TIME

 

Continuum’s Time Unit makes it easy to speed up, slow down, and reverse your clips. Punch up action sequences with temporal blur or add time loops. Highlighted effects include Jitter, Looper, Optical Flow, Posterize Time, and Temporal Blur.

 

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TRANSITIONS

 

Cut. Add a slick transition. Repeat. Continuum’s Transitions Unit includes 50 unique drag-and-drop transition effects with over 500 factory installed presets. Highlighted transitions and dissolves include the new Colorize Glow Dissolve, RGB Displacement Dissolve, RGB Blur Dissolve, Prism Dissolve, Kaleidoscope Dissolve, Particle Illusion Dissolve, Swish Pan, Light Leaks, and Damaged TV.

 

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VR

 

Continuum’s VR Unit seriously speeds up 360 immersive editing and finishing workflows. Stay inside your host timeline while avoiding the seams inherent to regular non-VR filters. Supports 180, 360, mono, and stereoscopic formats. Based on Mocha VR’s award-winning 360/VR tech. Includes VR Reorient, VR Insert, VR Blur, VR Sharpen, and VR Flicker Fixer.

 

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WARP

 

Continuum’s Warp Unit lets users distort and morph footage in every which way. Highlighted effects include Bulge, Ripple, Turbulence, Twirl, and Warp.

 

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THOUSANDS OF PRESETS

 

 

Continuum’s presets allow users to quickly add professionally-designed effects and looks without the hassle of starting from scratch. Simply drag & drop any preset. Presets can be easily tweaked, saved, and shared among teams who also have access to Continuum — regardless of host application — for an even more streamlined workflow.

 

 

FLEXIBLE PRICING

 

 

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

 

TECH SPECS




Product:

Sapphire 2020

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

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SAPPHIRE 2020 IS HERE!

 

NEW FREELENS EFFECT, MORE FLARES, FASTER RENDERS, AND BETTER TRACKING

 

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 2020

 

 

New! FreeLens effect

New! OpenColorIO color management support

New! Easier Tracking: Improved integrated Mocha tracking and masking with parameter tracking & new Area Brush for quick masking

New! Presets: 16 new LensFlares and 7 new Builder Presets

New! Functionality: Compare mode for the Sapphire Preset Browser

New! Faster Renders: Up to three times faster renders with specific effects

 

 

 

 

YOUR NEW FAVORITE SAPPHIRE EFFECT — FREELENS

 

 

 

Meet S_FreeLens. Inspired by the popular photography technique known as free lensing or lens whacking, FreeLens mimics shooting with a lens detached from the camera body. The end result? A dreamy, romantic element featuring a combination of light leaks, lens distortion, tilt shift, and a moving focal point linked together under one easy-to-use master lens manipulation parameter. Perfect for dream sequences, travelogue videos, flashbacks, unsteady POVs, slow-motion footage, motion graphics title treatments or abstract CG renders. S_FreeLens is included in the Blur & Sharpen effects category.

 

 

 

COLOR MANAGEMENT WITH OCIO SUPPORT

 

 

 Sapphire 2020 adds support for OpenColorIO (OCIO), the open-source color management solution designed at Sony Picture Imageworks. Sapphire 2020 can apply and read a color profile to provide consistent colors across any of its internal applications such as the Preset Browser, Flare Designer, and Effect & Transition Builder. These applications now feature an OCIO panel with a default library of the most common color profiles. Facilities looking to load a custom OpenColorIO library can do so via an environment variable or by editing the S_Config file to point to a custom location.

Sapphire 2020 also features a new effect in the Adjust category called S_OCIOTransform. The effect allows Sapphire to bring OpenColorIO color management to any of its supported hosts — even if that host hasn’t adopted the OCIO standard yet!

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

TRACK EVERYTHING WITH THE NEW & IMPROVED MOCHA

 

 

Sapphire 2020 features new and improved Mocha tracking. You can now link Mocha tracking to Sapphire positional parameters all within a single effect. This new feature opens up tons of creative possibilities. Easily track S_LensFlare to a headlight, track S_Zap lighting bolts to the tips of your fingers or track a spotlight over a highlighted subject. Mocha parameter tracking is available in ten Sapphire 2020 effects: LensFlare, EdgeRays, Rays, Luna, Grunge, Spotlight, Aurora, Zap, MuzzleFlash, and FreeLens.

The brand new Mocha Area Brush tool is also included. If you don’t like working with splines, this is for you! The Area Brush lets you paint over track search areas for quick mask creation. Paint strokes are automatically converted into splines for an easy new workflow. Includes full support for Wacom tablets.

 

 

 

NEW LENS FLARES FOR SAPPHIRE 2020

 

 

 

Sapphire 2020 adds 16 brand new professionally-designed Lens Flares — bringing the grand total to over 200 flares!

 

 

 

NEW COMPARE MODE IN PRESET BROWSER

 

 The Sapphire 2020 Preset Browser adds a built-in Compare Mode feature that allows users to preview the original unfiltered source with the filtered output using either side-by-side or wipe bar options. This new feature is especially useful on color correction or grading where you might want to preview adjacent clips in the timeline while working on the filtered source.

 

 

 

FASTER RENDERS WITH SAPPHIRE 2020

 

 The 2020 release delivers the fastest speed results yet thanks to optimized GPU (NVIDIA only) and CPU performance. Users will experience up to a three times increase in render times on many Sapphire effects including S_EdgeRays and S_BlurMotion. Please note: speed increases may vary based upon individual effect, host application, and choice of CPU or GPU rendering. Click the link below for more detailed information.

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

 

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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

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.

 

 

LEARN 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.

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

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.




CONTINUUM 2020

NEW RELEASE! NOW AVAILABLE

 

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PLUG-IN TOOLKIT

 

 

 

The film and television industry’s busiest editors and artists choose Boris FX Continuum. The powerful, timesaving plugins streamline post workflows with seventeen creative effect, titling, and quick fix plug-in categories. Includes over 250 effects and 4000+ presets. One collection that fits every project need.

 

WHAT'S NEW IN CONTINUUM 2020

 

 New! Corner Pin Studio: Simplify screen inserts and more with built-in Mocha planar tracking and integrated color correction, light wrap, and drop shadow

New! Reflection Effect: Quickly generate mirror surface reflections

New! Cast Shadow Effect: Easily generate true 3D cast shadows with a built-in 3D camera and light system

New! Curl Effect: Instantly create auto-animating heat haze, surface drops, and curlycue distortions

New! Transitions: Add 6 more slick auto-animating transitions with on-screen controls to your toolkit New in Continuum 2020: Curl Dissolve, Colorize Glow Dissolve, RGB Displacement Dissolve, RGB Blur Dissolve, Kaleidoscope Dissolve, and Prism Dissolve.

New! Mocha Area Brush: Track and mask faster using paint-like gestural strokes

New! Particle Illusion: updates include new professionally-designed emitter, improved search, and tons of new time-saving functionality

New! Title Studio: updates include new professionally-designed preset templates, new materials & shaders, and overall interface improvements to work faster

 

Continuum 2020 is the latest major release of the post-production industry’s most comprehensive plugin collection. Key new features include 4 effects, 6 transitions, and nearly 100 professionally-designed presets. You’ll work even more efficiently with Particle Illusion and Title Studio’s new functionality and updated interfaces. And tracking and masking takes seconds with the addition of an Area Brush tool to integrated Mocha.

 

 

 

 

NEW! CORNER PIN STUDIO

 

Corner pinning and compositing inserts just got a lot easier. Corner Pin Studio’s next-gen workflow makes replacing screens/billboards/devices a cinch with a single Mocha planar tracker that targets the surface and four offset pins to accurately position the source shot onto the target. Includes post-processing options for foreground color correction, edge chokes, drop shadow, light wrap, and 27 unique blend modes.

 

 

NEW! REFLECTION

 

 

Need to add a reflection to an element or titles? The Reflection effect instantly generates a planar reflection using a filtered source image. Reflections can be easily tweaked with options for blurring, shimmering, scaling, repositioning, and independent animation. Includes a built-in animatable 3D camera system to fill the gap if your host application doesn’t offer native cameras. After Effects artists have the option to use AE’s native cameras.

 

 

NEW! CAST SHADOW

 

Throw a shadow onto your shot! The Cast Shadow effect generates true 3D shadows using an integrated point or parallel light source positioned in 3D space. Includes options to control the intensity, color, and length of a shadow blur, plus a ripple feature if you’re casting a shadow over water. Use the built-in animatable 3D camera system to reposition the source as needed. After Effects artists have the option to use AE’s native cameras and lights.

 

 

NEW! CURL

 

Curl is a warp effect that’s perfect for creating heat haze, underwater distortions, and smoky effects. Users can easily tweak the number, speed, and angle of curls. Includes the integrated Beat Reactor to make your effect bounce to music.

 

 

 

 

NEW TRANSITIONS FOR 2020

 

 

 

Continuum 2020 features 6 brand new drag and drop transitions for editors looking to spice up their sequences.

 

Curl Dissolve - Based on the new Curl effect, the Curl Dissolve transition adds a psychedelic look to projects. Simply drag-and-drop the dissolve in between clips, use one of the included presets, or customize.

Colorize Glow Dissolve - The Colorize Glow Dissolve transition pumps up projects with a slick stylized dose of color between shots. Easily control the color glow with the included gradient generator.

RGB Displacement Dissolve - The RBG Displacement Dissolve transition separates color channels then adds warp displacements. Perfect for music videos or highly-stylized looks.

RGB Blur Dissolve - The RGB Blur Dissolve transition gives editors even more options to play with the RBG color channels between two clips. Includes a master level blur control, separate horizontal and vertical scale controls, or individual blur level by color channel.

Kaleidoscope Dissolve - Remember how much fun you had using a kaleidoscope as a kid? You can now apply those geometric designs between clips! The Kaleidoscope Dissolve transition includes two independent tile controls that come with their own set of presets as well as an undistort option.

Prism Dissolve - The Prism Dissolve transition adds a subtle chromatic aberration with prismatic color separation that dissolves between clips.

 

 

 

 

MOCHA IMPROVEMENTS - NEW AREA BRUSH

 

 If you’re not a fan of working with splines, you’ll love Mocha’s new Area Brush tool with Quick Mask mode. Track and mask even faster by painting over track search areas. Includes full support for Wacom tablets. Paint strokes automatically convert into splines for a simple new workflow.

 

 

 

PARTICLE ILLUSION IMPROVEMENTS

 

Particle Illusion’s fast and easy-to-use real-time particle and motion graphics generator gets a major update with new functionality and UI improvements. Highlights include:

 

New professionally-designed emitters

New high-resolution thumbnails for all emitters

Particle sprites can now be selected from any emitter library

New Preview Window toolbar with ability to choose background color

Motion blur enable / disable in emitter preview window

List and grid views for emitter library

Resizable thumbnails in the grid view

Improved visible emitter tagging and emitter search function

Emitters can now be renamed, modified, saved, deleted

 

 

 

 

TITLE STUDIO IMPROVEMENTS

 

 Title Studio’s Cinema 4D integration results in the best and most accurate renders of any 3D model plugin for NLE and compositing systems — and now includes more shaders and materials than ever before. Highlights include:

 

New preset templates added and updates to earlier ones to help you work faster

New Vertex and Pixel shaders allow users to create 3D warps for 3D titles and imported 3D models or map real-world materials (sand, stone, marble, metals) independently over any 3D object surface

New Texture Specular Bump Reflection and Texture Specular Reflection materials makes adding reflections simple

 

FEATURES

 

TITLE STUDIO & 3D OBJECTS

 

 Continuum’s 3D Objects Unit includes the popular Title Studio plugin for all your 2D/3D titling needs. Title Studio includes its own easy-to-use interface, fast and high-quality renders with improved integrated Maxon Cinema 4D model support, and tons of presets to get you started quickly. Other highlighted features include Extruded .EPS, Extruded Spline, Extruded Text, and Layer Deformer.

 

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ART LOOKS

 

Instantly recreate popular art styles. Continuum’s Art Looks Unit transforms footage into museum-worthy paint styles, comics, graphic novels, and more. Highlighted effects include Artist’s Poster, 3D Bump Map, Cartoon Look, Halftone, and Watercolor.

 

 

BLUR AND SHARPEN

 

Direct your viewers to where you want them to focus. Continuum’s Blur and Sharpen Unit lets you add depth and blur, pull rack focus, create high-quality lens blurs, and more. Highlighted effects include Fast Lens Blur, Gaussian Blur, Lens Shape, Radial Blur, and Z-Blur.

 

COLOR AND TONE

 

The well-defined color palette can instantly set the mood of your project. Continuum’s Color and Tone Unit gives users tons of options for color correcting, color matching, and hue-saturation tools. Highlighted features 3-Way Color Grade, Tritone, Brightness-Contrast, Color Match, and Correct Selected Color.

 

 

FILM STYLE

 

 

Continuum’s Film Style Unit lets you recreate beloved classic film looks from every decade. Add glam and grit to your next project. Highlighted effects include Fast Film Glow, Fast Film Process, Film Damage, Match Grain, and Two-Strip Color.

 

 

 

IMAGE RESTORATION

 

Fix it in post. Continuum’s Image Restoration Unit is the must-have toolset that saves imperfect footage fast. Become a problem-solving hero. Highlighted effects include Beauty Studio, Flicker Fixer, Magic Sharp, PixelFixer, and Reframer.

 

 

KEY AND BLEND

 

Create seamless composites without all the layering. Continuum’s Key and Blend Unit features the green screen and compositing power duo of Academy Award-nominated Phototron Primatte tech and Academy Award-winning integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking. Highlighted effects include Primatte Studio, Spill Remover, Light Wrap Spill, Chroma Key Studio, Luma Key, Make Alpha, and Light Wrap.

 

 

LIGHTS

 

Continuum’s Lights Unit offers a lighting option to fit any need. Add subtle or over the top spotlights to stage performances, stylized light leaks, and moody rays. Highlighted effects include Glare, 3D LensFlare, Light Leaks, Light Sweep, Spotlight, and Rays.

 

 

MATCH MOVE

Continuum’s Match Move Unit makes image replacement easy. Blur out unwanted people and objects, replace screens, and accomplish tricky match moves between shots. Includes integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking for quick effect isolation.

 

 

PARTICLES

 

Continuum’s Particles Unit is home to the powerful new Particle Illusion plug-in. Particle Illusion’s real-time generator makes adding stunning particle-based motion graphics a cinch. The easy-to-use interface features thousands of drag-and-drop presets. Other highlighted effects include Comet, Pin Art 3D, Organic Strands, Rain, and Snow.

 

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PERSPECTIVE

 

 Work with a lot of stills? Continuum’s Perspective Unit will turn you into the next Ken Burns. Quickly add 3D perspective to 2D images with animatable camera, lights, and shadows. The renowned 3D Pan & Zoom effect is favored by top documentary, newcast, and reality TV projects. Other highlighted effects include 3D Extruded Image Shatter, Cube, Fast Flipper, and Sphere.

 

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STYLIZE

 

 

Continuum’s Stylize Unit is designed for the fast paced world of commercial and promo work. Add gritty street style or retro vibes to titles and footage in seconds. Highlighted effects include Damaged TV, Grunge, Misalignment, Scatterize, and Video Glitch.

 

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TEXTURES

 

Continuum’s Textures Unit lets you quickly generate organic photorealistic backgrounds, caustics, and surfaces. Highlighted effects include Brick, Cloth, Granite, Reptilian, Steel Plate, and Wood Grain.

 

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TIME

 

Continuum’s Time Unit makes it easy to speed up, slow down, and reverse your clips. Punch up action sequences with temporal blur or add time loops. Highlighted effects include Jitter, Looper, Optical Flow, Posterize Time, and Temporal Blur.

 

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TRANSITIONS

 

Cut. Add a slick transition. Repeat. Continuum’s Transitions Unit includes 50 unique drag-and-drop transition effects with over 500 factory installed presets. Highlighted transitions and dissolves include the new Colorize Glow Dissolve, RGB Displacement Dissolve, RGB Blur Dissolve, Prism Dissolve, Kaleidoscope Dissolve, Particle Illusion Dissolve, Swish Pan, Light Leaks, and Damaged TV.

 

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VR

 

Continuum’s VR Unit seriously speeds up 360 immersive editing and finishing workflows. Stay inside your host timeline while avoiding the seams inherent to regular non-VR filters. Supports 180, 360, mono, and stereoscopic formats. Based on Mocha VR’s award-winning 360/VR tech. Includes VR Reorient, VR Insert, VR Blur, VR Sharpen, and VR Flicker Fixer.

 

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WARP

 

Continuum’s Warp Unit lets users distort and morph footage in every which way. Highlighted effects include Bulge, Ripple, Turbulence, Twirl, and Warp.

 

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THOUSANDS OF PRESETS

 

 

Continuum’s presets allow users to quickly add professionally-designed effects and looks without the hassle of starting from scratch. Simply drag & drop any preset. Presets can be easily tweaked, saved, and shared among teams who also have access to Continuum — regardless of host application — for an even more streamlined workflow.

 

 

FLEXIBLE PRICING

 

 

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

 

Specifications

TECH SPECS




Product:

Sapphire 2020

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

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