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Sapphire is the essential visual effects suite for broadcast, advertising and film.

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. * U&S - Upgrade and Support Plan is included and is bound by the Sapphire License Agreement.


Highlights

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.


Important GenArts Sapphire Pricing Notes

Payment - Yearly payments must be paid in full upon the start of the contract. Customer will receive permanent licenses upon full payment.

Get Current Fee - Existing Sapphire customers on version 7 or lower must pay an additional fee to catch up to the latest version of Sapphire.

Reactivation Fee - There is no penalty for canceling Upgrade and Support, however, failing to renew your yearly contract will result in a prorated fee that would be applied upon rejoining. View Full Reactivation Pricing Breakdown (pops).

Automatic Renewal - Upgrade and Support contracts are set to automatically renew each year. You can opt out by contacting the Toolfarm sales team.

Terms and Conditions - Upgrade and Support Terms and Conditions can be found here (pops)

Rental Licenses - Rental Licenses do not auto-renew.


New Effects in Sapphire 10

genarts sapphire brushBrush - Apply realistic paint brush strokes to any image or graphic. Use different mediums like oil or chalk, and many different brush surfaces such as felt tip, sponge, or pencil.

 

 

genarts sapphire lunaLuna - Depict accurate lunar cycles down to date and time with this high-resolution, photorealistic moon generator. Using a complex bump map to achieve stunning realism, Luna features a wide array of options such as halo, glow, color tint, and atmosphere.

 

 

 

genarts sapphire roman tileRomanTile - Form a quilted patchwork of tiles with a textured geometric mosaic overlay. Add in grout, play with different textures, and use custom embossing to achieve a variety of different looks.

 

 

Improved Features

genarts sapphire builderBuilder Improvements - Use multiple source clips inside Builder, either with a matte from a path or alpha channel. Clean up complex node trees with a new snap-to-grid function. The possibilities have truly become limitless with new enhancements to Builder.

 

genarts sapphire presetsImproved Preset Browser - Access Builder presets with one click and browse the newest presets with a "new-to-version-10" button, clickable right from within the preset browser.

 

Create custom effects and transistions with Sapphire Builder

Builder gives you the ability to create your own effects and transitions in a node-based workspace for unprecedented creativity and efficiency, unleashing the full power of the Sapphire effects. In Builder, you have the flexibility to stack and connect Sapphire effects in ways that were not previously possible in Adobe and Avid hosts. All new effects and transitions developed in the workspace are saved as cross-host presets, and are loaded as a single plugin onto a timeline.

Builder allows you to create your own effects and transitions by combining existing Sapphire effects! See S_Effect and S_Transition in action below:

S_Effect

S_Transition

ENHANCED PRESET BROWSER – FOUND IN BUILDER

Builder also contains an enhanced preset browser, which gives you access to every Sapphire preset at once. The new browser is based on a "looks first" workflow that promotes browsing presets by theme. This let you find a look without having to know a specific Sapphire plugin name first, and helps you discover some of the previously unexplored Sapphire effects.

Note: Builder is only available for After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Media Composer

New and Updated Effects

LightLeak

Simulate light leaking into the frame for an organic effect more subtle than a lens flare. Control the color and move-ment of the lights to add nostalgic warmth and energy to your work.

Grunge

Add a variety of natural-looking elements to dirty up a shot, add sophisticated vignettes, or create complex textures. Choose from a variety of categories: cracks, stains, frost, and more, which can be combined and animated.

Digital Damage

Simulate digital playback errors, digital noise, compression errors, and glitches. This effect also works well on text or titles.

Shake

Updated with two additional modes: twitchy and jumpy and new channel parameters allow for color channel separation as the shaking occurs.

Sapphire Upgrade and Support Plan

Designed to make upgrading and budgeting for Sapphire more convenient, the Upgrade and Support Plan is an annual program that ensures you have access to the latest available features, increased licensing flexibility, and the support you need. Now, when you buy a new Sapphire license or upgrade to version 8, you will become a member of the Upgrade and Support Plan and enjoy the features detailed below.

FEATURES

  • Automatic upgrades - Never miss a Sapphire release! Active Upgrade and Support customers are automatically entitled to all upgrades released during their yearly contract.
  • Cross-host licensing - Now you don't have to purchase additional licenses for each host platform you work with. The Upgrade and Support Plan provides you with cross-host licenses that can be used across multiple host applications.
  • Discounts on floating licenses - Floating licenses are pooled licenses that can be shared across a group of users. Floating licenses are now available for a flat discounted fee of $500.
  • Unlimited burn and render licenses - Formerly, $99-$499 per license, render licenses are free under the Upgrade and Support Plan.
  • Full phone and email support - Upgrade and Support customers have unlimited access to phone and email support during business hours.

Additional details

  • All licenses are PERMANENT – all licenses acquired during your Upgrade and Support contract (including upgrades, floating, and render licenses) are permanent and will continue to be functional even if your contract expires.
  • Payment - Yearly payments must be paid in full upon the start of the contract. Customer will receive permanent licenses upon full payment.
  • Get Current Fee - Existing Sapphire customers on version 6 or lower must pay an additional fee to catch up to the latest version of Sapphire.
  • Reactivation Fee - There is no penalty for canceling Upgrade and Support, however, failing to renew your yearly contract will result in a prorated fee that would be applied upon rejoining.
  • Automatic Renewal - Upgrade and Support contracts are set to automatically renew each year. You can opt out by contacting the GenArts sales team.
  • The only way to obtain the latest version of Sapphire is through the Upgrade and Support Plan. GenArts no longer sells individual license upgrades.

 

 

  • BokehLights: Generates beautifully complex and creative patterns of defocused lights that animate and scale over time.
  • NightSky: Astronomically accurate star field renderer. Specify date, time, and location to generate correct nighttime skies.
  • Aurora: Produces swirling patterns similar to the Aurora Borealis. Many different modern, subtle, and abstract looks can be easily achieved.
  • InfiniteZoom: Creates a hypnotic, spiral effect similar to infinite regression.
  • CutToDissolve (transition): Replaces a straight cut with a dissolve seamlessly by generating missing frames using optical flow technology.
  • RepairFrames: Fixes any damage (bad pixels, dropouts, random noise) in a frame automatically.
  • Builder Improvements: Multiple transition nodes and animation curves enable more power and freedom for building cutting edge custom effects.
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Linux

Windows

Host Host Version Operating System
Media Composer | Symphony | NewsCutter 8* 11 Windows 7 - 10 (64-bit)
7* 10 Windows 7 - 8 (64-bit)
6 9

 

 

 

Mac

Host Host Version Operating System
Media Composer | Symphony 8* Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.11 (64-bit)
7* Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.9 (64-bit)
6* Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.7 (64-bit)

*NOTE: Sapphire v9 Builder requires Media Composer 7.04 through 8 to have full support (Media Composer 6.0 to 7.03 has reduced S_Effect and S_Transition functionality.)

Windows

Host Host Version Operating System
After Effects CC 2017 Windows 7 - 10 (64-bit)
CC 2015.3
CC 2015
CC 2014 Windows 7 - 8 (64-bit)
CC
 

 

Mac
Host Host Version Operating System
After Effects CC 2017 Mac OS X 10.9 - 10.12 (64-bit)
CC 2015.3
CC 2015
CC 2014 Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.10 (64-bit)
CC Mac OS X 10.7.4 - 10.9 (64-bit)

 

 

Windows

Host Host Version Operating System
Premiere Pro CC 2017 Windows 7 - 10 (64-bit)
CC 2015.3
CC 2015
CC 2014* (v8.1 is not supported) Windows 7 - 8 (64-bit)
CC
 

 

Mac
Host Host Version Operating System
Premiere Pro CC 2017 Mac OS X 10.9 - 10.12 (64-bit)
CC 2015.3
CC 2015
CC 2014* (v8.1 is not supported) Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.10 (64-bit)
CC Mac OS X 10.7.4 - 10.9 (64-bit)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mac

Host Host Version Operating System
Flame Assist 2017 Mac OS X 10.9.5 - 10.10 (64-bit)
2016 Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.11 (64-bit)
2015 Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.10 (64-bit)
Smoke on Mac 2017 Mac OS X 10.9.5 - 10.11 (64-bit)
2016 Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.11 (64-bit)
2015 SP2* Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.10 (64-bit)
2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linux

Host Host Version Operating System
Flame 2017 Minimum RHEL6
2016
2015
2014
2013
Flare 2017 Minimum RHEL6
2016
2015
2014
2013
Flame Assist 2017 Minimum RHEL6
2016
2015 Ext2
     
Smoke 2014 Minimum RHEL5
2013

*Autodesk added back Sparks plug-ins.

Windows

Host Host Version Operating System
Resolve 12 Windows 7 - 10 (64-bit)
11
NUKE 10 Windows 7 - 8 (64-bit)
9
8
Vegas 13 Windows 7 - 10 (64-bit)
12 Windows 7 - 8 (64-bit)
Fusion Studio 7 Windows 7 - 10 (64-bit)
SCRATCH 8 Windows 7 - 8 (64-bit)
7
6
Nucoda/Phoneix 2014.1 Windows 7 (64-bit)
2013.3
China Digital Video EX Windows 7 - 8 (64-bit)
DX
Mamba 2 Windows 7 - 10 (64-bit)
1
Pablo Rio 2.1 rev 4 (*See limitations below) Windows 7 (64-bit)
HitFilm Pro 4 Windows 7 - 10 (64-bit)
3 Windows 7 - 8 (64-bit)
New BlueFX Titler Pro 4 Windows 7 - 10 (64-bit)
Toon Boom 12 Windows 7 - 8 (64-bit)

*Limitations: Sapphire transitions and widgets are currently not supported on Pablo Rio.

Mac

Host Host Version Operating System
Resolve 12 Mac OS X 10.8.4 - 10.11 (64-bit)
11 Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.10 (64-bit)
NUKE 10 Mac OS X 10.9 - 10.10 (64-bit)
9 Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.9 (64-bit)
8 Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.9 (64-bit)
SCRATCH 8 Mac OS X 10.7.5 - 10.9 (64-bit)
7 Mac OS X 10.7.5 - 10.8.2 (64-bit)
6 Mac OS X 10.7.5 (64-bit)
Baselight 4.4 Mac OS X 10.7.5 - 10.8 (64-bit)
HitFilm Pro 4 Mac OS X 10.9 - 10.11 (64-bit)
3 Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.10 (64-bit)
New BlueFX Titler Pro 4 Mac OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
Toon Boom 12 Mac OS X 10.9.5 - 10.10.2 (64-bit)

Linux

Host Host Version Operating System
Resolve 12 Minimum RHEL6
11
NUKE 9 CentOS/RHEL 5 - CentOS/RHEL 6
8
7
Fusion Studio 7 Minimum RHEL6
Baselight 4.4 Minimum RHEL5
Mistika 8 Minimum RHEL5
7

 

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