Sapphire increases your productivity and quality output, without compromising consistency or the caliber of a look. Discover the superior image processing, control, render speed, and unlimited options compared to other plugins for AVID.
- Endless creative possibilities
- Blazing fast performance maximizes productivity
- Organic and natural-looking photoreal results
- Quickly and easily iterate on effect looks
- Real time rendering
- Highly reliable engine
Sapphire 11 is a major upgrade for the suite of VFX plug-ins. Key features include integrating the Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking and masking engine into Sapphire effect. In addition to adding Mocha, over 50 new effect and transitions, created with the Sapphire Builder, are also included with Sapphire 11. Autodesk Flame artists will benefit from the addition of an exclusive S_Mocha spark, which allows for the exporting of mocha planar tracking data for use in other Flame compositing modules. And finally, as with every major release, Sapphire 11 has been optimized for maximum CPU and GPU performance. Scroll down for more information.
INTEGRATED MOCHA TRACKING AND MASKING
Sapphire is proud to feature integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking in the legendary suite of VFX plug-ins. Right from within your favorite effect, Sapphire now has the ability to launch Mocha and create and track a mask, utilizing the Academy Award-winning planar tracking technology. Mocha masks can be used in a variety ways, from simple isolation to full blown rotoscoping. Power users of Sapphire have long known the secret to creating great effects has always been employing masks to selectively isolate, and now working with that technique is easier than ever. Sapphire 11 with Mocha is currently available for all supported hosts, and featured in Sapphire units as well.
50+ NEW PRESET EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS
Sapphire 11 adds over 50 highly-stylized, multi-effect presets and transitions based on Sapphire’s powerful Builder effect. Easily drag and drop on a project or customize as desired. These highly advanced presets are created by top notch working professional editors and artists who use Sapphire in their day to day work. Anyone who has explored the power of the Effect Builder knows these new presets are like whole new Sapphire effects, so we are excited to include over 50 in Sapphire 11. Watch the video for a quick preview.
EXCLUSIVE S_MOCHA SPARK INCLUDED FOR THE AUTODESK FLAME FAMILY
Sapphire 11 is the most significant release of Sapphire for Flame in years, bringing the Academy Award-winning Mocha tracking, masking and rotoscoping toolset right into Flame for the first time. Every Sapphire effect, where appropriate, now has a built-in Mocha masking module for easy isolation, and a dedicated Mocha Spark places the power of Mocha at the heart of Flame’s Timeline and Batch workspaces for fluid interaction with native tools. The new Mocha Spark also enables the export of complex roto shapes as GMasks and the export of Mocha planar tracking and stabiliser data to Action. Watch this short introduction video to learn all about these exciting new features.
OVERALL PERFORMANCE INCREASES AND ENHANCED EFFECTS
With every major release of Sapphire, CPU and GPU benchmarks are heavily scrutinized and every effort is made to increase overall speed and performance. Sapphire 11 also features several classic Sapphire effects and transitions enhancements, all resulting from user feedback. Watch the video of the newly enhanced Swish 3D preset.
THE BEST LIGHTING EFFECTS
A long kept secret in the Hollywood feature film community, the Sapphire lighting package has been used in countless films, commercials, and television programs. It’s fast, beautiful, and stocked with many smart time-saving features that will leave your images looking beautiful in no time at all. Whether it’s glows, glints, lens flares, light rays, or glares, the Sapphire lighting package lives up to the hype.
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. Builder ships with over 150 presets for creative and correctional purposes, so you can start using it right out of the box. Browse the new presets by effect name, genre, or featured artist. All new effects and transitions made with Builder can be saved as presets and shared across compatible hosts: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and DaVinci Resolve
There’s nothing harder than starting from a blank slate so Sapphire features over 3000 presets, many crafted by top notch artists and editors. With every release, brand new presets are added so there’s always something fresh to play with.
MUST HAVE EFFECTS
A favorite of the Hollywood crowd for decades, Sapphire Glow is one of the all-time legendary and most versatile effects. Whether you are looking to slightly alter the mood of a shot or dramatically change the lighting, the silky smooth subtleness of Sapphire Glow will always live up to the hype.
Sapphire film effect began as a way to accurately emulate 35mm film for video, but fast-forward to the post production world of today and it’s now used as a multi-faceted color grading tool and plug-in. Packed with tons of amazing presets, editors and artists can quickly achieve dozens of different popular color treatments with Sapphire Film Effect.
Shake holds it’s place amongst the most popular Sapphire effects because it’s versatility and ease of use. Whether used to emulate a documentary style hand-held camera shake or the magnitude of an earthquake-like effect, Shake’s deep parameter set allows it to adapt to any situation.
Sapphire LensFlare gives you the ability to add photorealistic lens flares from a huge amount of presets or create them from scratch with the Sapphire Flare Designer, our own application for building feature film quality lens flares. Never adjust your F-stops or shine a light into your camera again!
Vignette is a great example of a classic Sapphire effect. It helps you take a repetitive multi-click task and turn it into one step with increased flexibility and new functionality. But don’t take our word for it, check out how the profesionals use Sapphire Vignette in your host application of choice:
- 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
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