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Boris FX Sapphire 2020

Boris FX Sapphire 2020
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Manufacturer: Boris FX
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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With a wide variety of high-end effects and transitions, Sapphire is the essential plugin package for your editing suite.

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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.

 

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.


Sapphire Works With:
  • Adobe After Effects (Builder compatible)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro (Builder compatible)
  • Avid Media Composer (Builder compatible)
  • Autodesk Flame Family
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve (Builder compatible, Mocha tracking available on Resolve Studio only)
  • Blackmagic Fusion
  • The Foundry NUKE
  • Vegas Pro Studio
  • Sony Catalyst
  • Grass Valley Edius
  • Silhouette
  • Baselight
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Other OFX-compatible hosts

For compatibility with specific versions and operating systems, please see the Sapphire Compatibility Matrix.

Tech Specifications

  • Resolution independent - HD, 2K, Ultra HD, 4K, 8K, etc.
  • Floating point processing - All effects use full floating point processing for improved image quality and full 32-bit HDR support
  • 64-bit enabled - expanded memory capabilities
  • Multiprocessor support
  • GPU acceleration available for NVIDIA cards only. The latest NVIDIA CUDA card and driver is recommended.

Review

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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.

 

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.


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

Requirements

Sapphire Works With:
  • Adobe After Effects (Builder compatible)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro (Builder compatible)
  • Avid Media Composer (Builder compatible)
  • Autodesk Flame Family
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve (Builder compatible, Mocha tracking available on Resolve Studio only)
  • Blackmagic Fusion
  • The Foundry NUKE
  • Vegas Pro Studio
  • Sony Catalyst
  • Grass Valley Edius
  • Silhouette
  • Baselight
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Other OFX-compatible hosts

For compatibility with specific versions and operating systems, please see the Sapphire Compatibility Matrix.

Tech Specifications

  • Resolution independent - HD, 2K, Ultra HD, 4K, 8K, etc.
  • Floating point processing - All effects use full floating point processing for improved image quality and full 32-bit HDR support
  • 64-bit enabled - expanded memory capabilities
  • Multiprocessor support
  • GPU acceleration available for NVIDIA cards only. The latest NVIDIA CUDA card and driver is recommended.

Review

You're reviewing: Boris FX Sapphire 2020