Avid: Using the Updated Sapphire Builder

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In this tutorial, Damien LeVeck of Skubalon Creative explains what’s new in the Sapphire Builder (2019.5) for Avid and then shows you how to create a cool stylized effect when working with footage that needs to fit a specific aspect ratio.  He uses effects from the Distort, Blur & Sharpen, Adjust and Stylize units.


Sapphire 2019.5

Sapphire plug-ins 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.

What’s new?

Sapphire’s powerful Effect and Transition Builder can now preview video clips – new to 2019.5! The UI has also been updated with a modern new streamlined interface that supports 4K HPDI monitors.

Learn More

Sapphire Adjust Unit -All the basic tools needed for advanced color correction are included in the Sapphire Adjust Unit.

Sapphire Blur & Sharpen Unit – Create fast and realistic in-camera blurs and defocus along with host of tools for sharpening images with the Sapphire Blur and Sharpen Unit.

Sapphire Distort Unit – Create powerful lens distortion effects, in-camera shake effects, chromatic aberrations, and a whole host of warping tools with the Sapphire Distort Unit.

Sapphire Stylize Unit – Build color grades, damage looks, and other high-quality video treatments with the Sapphire Stylize Unit.

Posted by Kim Sternisha