Sapphire is a robust collection of 260+ effects, transitions, and preset looks. The industry's best artists, editors, and animators have looked to Sapphire for over 20 years when they need to create everything from photorealistic effects to breathtaking artistic looks.
Sapphire empowers artists and editors to bring their stories to life. While the effects themselves have a strong reputation for their high quality – particularly for lighting and distortion – Sapphire features tools like Builder* that allow users to easily create their own effects and transitions. Sapphire also comes with flexible licensing options such as cross-host licensing and floating licenses to fit your business needs – whether you are a one-person shop or are in need of complex enterprise solutions.
What's New in Sapphire 10
In this latest version, Sapphire 10 offers major improvements to Builder, as well as three new effects for your VFX toolkit.
Builder comes with an improved UI, making way for more creative options and efficient workflow solutions. With the addition of multiple source inputs, Builder frees you from the limitations of a timeline. Editors now have an easy, visual way to combine different source layers and effects, instead of having to manage multiple layers or nested effects. After Effects and Resolve artists can enjoy a similar benefit, by using a single matte for multiple sources to reduce the complexity of projects. With Builder’s improved and easy-to-use UI, you can achieve your creative vision in minutes, building effects and transitions that would otherwise take hours or days to build from scratch.
Also new in Builder are 60 Builder Effects. These are presets made up of unique and new combinations Sapphire effects, spanning stylistic and correctional looks. Discover brand new transitions as well as new textures, designs, and lighting effects. You can find the latest Builder Effects in Sapphire 10 by clicking the new “Builder Effects” button in the preset browser.
The standout new effect in Sapphire 10 is Luna, a high-resolution, photo realistic moon generator that’s useful for visual effects artists and editors alike. Also new to Sapphire 10 are Brush and RomanTile, both of which add a variety of studio art and geometric textures to your video. Each new effect is extremely versatile in the looks they are able to generate, and ship with a selection of presets.
*Sapphire Builder is currently available for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Media Composer, and DaVinci Resolve.
- GPU Acceleration - Most effects are Nvidia CUDA GPU-accelerated to provide performance enhancements. For maximum performance the latest Nvidia graphics cards are required.
- 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
- Multiprocessor Support
What are the main differences between subscription and the Upgrade and Support Plan (perpetual licenses)?
- Subscription licenses are temporary licenses, while the Upgrade and Support Plan provides and services permanent licenses.
- Subscription licenses do not have the cross-host capability that permanent licenses have.
- Subscription licenses are node-locked only. Floating licenses are not available for subscription.
- Subscription customers are limited to one technical support call per year and full email support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upgrade and Support customers receive full phone support.
What happens if there is a new release of Sapphire during my subscription period?
Subscription customers are entitled to receive Sapphire updates that are released during their subscription term, and should automatically receive an updated activation key following a new release.
How many machines can a subscription license be installed on?
You can install a Sapphire Subscription license on one machine at a time.
On what host platforms is subscription available?
Subscription is available on After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, NUKE, Premiere Pro, Smoke on Mac, and most OFX hosts.
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