New: Boris FX Sapphire 2022 & Continuum 2022 Released
Boris FX Sapphire 2022 & Continuum 2022 were released today. Each package includes loads of new features and improvements. Below, read the press release about all of the new features.
New Features in Sapphire 2022
- Free Photoshop add-on
- S_ColorFuse effect
- S_UltraZap adds Mocha splines
- 350 curated presets
- Improved Apple M1 and Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support
- OCIO V2 support
New Features in Continuum 2022
- Particle Illusion Fluid Dynamics
- Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support
- Native Apple M1 support
- 60+ movie and TV looks
- 6 blurs effects and 50+ gobo presets
- BCC+ adds integrated Mocha
- Improved PixelChooser
Press Release: Boris FX Unveils Fall Releases of Award-winning Visual Effects Plugins
Sapphire 2022 and Continuum 2022 now available for Adobe, Avid, & OFX host applications.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A — November 18, 2021 — Boris FX, the leading developer of visual effects plugins, announces significant updates to two of its flagship collections. Sapphire 2022 and Continuum 2022 deliver the fastest workflows yet with Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering and native Apple M1 support, new creative effects and functionality, and time-saving tools for video editors, motion graphic designers, and visual effects artists.
Among the most anticipated new features are the addition of Adobe Photoshop as a host application to Sapphire (free to all Sapphire 2022 users) and the introduction of fluid dynamics to Continuum’s Particle Illusion which allows users to add organic flowing motion to 3D particle animations.
“We’re excited to follow our Mocha Pro 2022 release with the rollout of two more of the post-production community’s favorite toolkits. Sapphire 2022 and Continuum 2022 come packed with new effects and features to help editors and artists work at their best inside Adobe, Avid, and OFX workflows,” says Boris Yamnitsky, President & Founder, Boris FX. “Among the most anticipated new features are the addition of Adobe Photoshop as a host application to Sapphire (free to all Sapphire 2022 users) and the introduction of fluid dynamics to Continuum’s Particle Illusion which allows users to add organic flowing motion to 3D particle animations.”
What’s New in Sapphire 2022
Sapphire adds Adobe Photoshop as a host application. A free add-on is available to Sapphire 2022 users (new licenses, subscriptions, and upgrade & support plans). Resolution independent, non-destructive, and supports up to 32-bit images. Includes 3,000 presets and a one-of-a-kind nodal-based effects compositor. Graphic designers can now seamlessly pass imagery designed with Sapphire in Photoshop directly to other team members using Sapphire regardless of the video host application.
The Sapphire ColorFuse effect allows users to create cinematic color grades with a unique LUT effect. Choose included Boris FX LUT presets, combine up to three LUTs in different combinations and opacities to achieve custom looks, or upload .cube files. Color representation produced with OCIO standards.
Sapphire’s UltraZap adds Mocha splines to the popular effect, making it easy to create electrifying visual effects that can be tracked, traced, and rotoscoped for greater artistic control. Previously only available to After Effects users.
350+ curated presets join Sapphire’s stunning preset collection. Featuring slick modern looks for today’s artists. See full product page
Pricing and Availability
Sapphire is available as a plugin with monthly/annual subscription options, upgrade & support plans, and permanent licenses. Host application support includes Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and OFX workflows such as Autodesk Flame, Blackmagic Resolve, and Foundry’s Nuke. (Operating systems: macOS, Win, Linux) See pricing
What’s New in Continuum 2022
Particle Illusion introduces fluid dynamics. Quickly add organic 3D particle motion to existing emitters or create complex liquid animations that flow and swirl like in the real world. Includes over 20 professionally designed presets. Save multiple emitters and parameters as a single preset in the massive preset library and work faster than ever before with up to 5x speed increases across all supported host applications.
Major Speed Gains
Continuum 2022 delivers dramatic speed gains inside After Effects with Adobe Multi-Frame Rendering support, zippier workflows with native Apple M1 support, and faster overall performance with the addition of more fully GPU-accelerated effects (BCC+).
The cinematography toolkit (BCC+ effects) adds 60 movie/TV-inspired color grade presets, including The Wizard of Oz, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Stranger Things, 50 optical glass texture gobo presets, and integrated Mocha tracking.
Speedy Blur & Presets
Six speedy blur effects with 80 presets give editors and artists more ways to rack focus, apply distortions, spin, zoom, and more. Each blur effect is fully GPU-accelerated and features user-selectable speed/quality options such as box, pyramid, and gaussian. Additionally, the BCC+Prism effect generates prismatic color separation and includes pixel twist and smear options.
An improved PixelChooser has been added to all BCC+ effects. It features full GPU-processing, an easy-to-use interface, and allows users to combine multiple mask shapes with gradients and image mattes to isolate filtered pixels. See full product page
Pricing and Availability
Continuum is available as a plugin with monthly/annual subscription options, upgrade & support plans, and permanent licenses. Host application support includes Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and OFX workflows such as Blackmagic Resolve, Foundry’s Nuke, and VEGAS Pro. (Operating systems: macOS, Win) See pricing
About Boris FX
Founded in 1995, Boris FX is a leading developer of VFX, compositing, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide. The company’s success lies in its ability to integrate tightly and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with Adobe, Apple, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Autodesk, Grass Valley, VEGAS Pro, and other leading developers of video editing software. In 2014, Boris FX acquired Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking software developer. Then, in 2016, Boris FX acquired GenArts, the developer of Sapphire, the gold standard plugin package for high-end visual effects. In 2019, Boris FX acquired Academy Award-winning SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools for advanced feature film rotoscoping, painting, and effects.
Get Sapphire and Continuum 2022
The Ultimate Visual Effects Package
The Boris FX Suite offers the best-in-class complete library of Boris FX award-winning tools, such as tools for visual effects, planar tracking, and rotoscoping tools. To put it another way, get it all for one low-cost annual price of $1,295.
Boris FX Suite Includes:
Sapphire plugin suite multihost license
Continuum plugin suite multihost license
Mocha Pro standalone application and the multihost Mocha Pro plugin
Silhouette standalone application and the multihost Silhouette Paint plugin
In addition, get Boris FX Optics, a multihost plugin
The Swiss Army Knife of Plugins
Meeting tight turnarounds just got easier. The post-production industry’s most complete plugin collection delivers nearly 350 creative effects in 20 categories, 4000+ presets, built-in Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking and masking, a Beat Reactor that drives VFX to music, and the FX Browser. Busy editors and artists rely on Continuum to get the job done.
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Sapphire plugins 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.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki