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Boris Sapphire (66 Tutorials)

Sapphire 2020: Introduction to New Features for Avid Media Composer

January 28, 2020

Kevin P. McAuliffe shows Avid Media Composer editor’s new features in Sapphire 2020. For example, S_FreeLens, Mocha parameter tracking for effects, more.

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Boris FX Webinar Replay: 2019.5 Releases (SIGGRAPH Preview)

July 31, 2019

In this webinar replay, learn about all the new features inside Sapphire, Continuum and Mocha Pro 2019.5, from Ben Brownlee, the new Director of Learning and Content at Boris FX.  You may remember him from Curious Turtle training videos.

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Avid: Using the Updated Sapphire Builder

July 9, 2019

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.

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Creating Fog in AE with Sapphire + Create Z Depth Pass for DOF & Fog

July 2, 2019

Jonathan Winbush explains how to make fog with Boris FX Sapphire using your depth map in After Effects. Bonus tutorial: Create Z Depth pass for DOF and Fog.

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Sapphire 2019.5 Overviews for Builder, S_ParallaxStrips, S_PixelSort, S_DissolvePixelSort

June 26, 2019

Boris FX has some new tutorials for Sapphire 2019.5 that include Overviews for Builder, S_ParallaxStrips, S_PixelSort, and S_DissolvePixelSort.

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8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

In Depth: 8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

June 4, 2019

This is a question that I get quite a bit. It’s usually someone who is just out of college and getting started in the biz. They often use the phrase “the best bang for the buck”. Nobody wants to spend money on tools they will never use either. Because this field has some diversity, I’m breaking this into a multi-part feature for motion graphics in After Effects, visual effects in After Effects, editing, and more. Here are my picks must-have plug-ins for motion graphic artists using After Effects.

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Changing Day to Night with Sapphire and Mocha

May 31, 2019

Nick Harauz and Ian Robinson show Premiere Pro and After Effects artists how Sapphire and Mocha can accomplish advanced sky replacement.

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The Cleansing Hour

The Cleansing Hour: Using Mocha Pro & Sapphire for Feature Film VFX

April 30, 2019

Damien LeVeck shows how he used Boris FX Mocha Pro and Sapphire with Avid Media Composer for high-end horror VFX on his film The Cleansing Hour.

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In Depth: Creating Space – A Galaxy of Resources for your Epic Space Film

In Depth: Creating Space – A Galaxy of Resources for your Epic Space Film

March 7, 2019

Space, the final frontier! Learn to create stars, galaxy, moons, and more for your next space themed film or science fiction short.

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In Depth: Time Effects – Time Displacement aka Slit Scan, with Examples

December 31, 2018

Learn all about the Time Displacement filter, which creates an effect known as slit scan, a trippy looking time manipulation that can be used to represent a time travel, a warp in the space time continuum, a drug trip and much more.

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Sapphire Luna – Create a Photorealistic Moon Rendering

Sapphire Luna – Create a Photorealistic Moon Rendering

October 16, 2018

All manner of nightmarish creatures lurk under the light of the moon. But how do you add the moon to your creature feature scene? Watch this in-depth tutorial from John Dickinson of Motionworks.net, and learn how to use Luna in Sapphire to create a photo-realistic moon, in any phase you need.

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Create Beautiful Volumetric Lighting in Davinci Resolve with Sapphire EdgeRays

Create Beautiful Volumetric Lighting in Davinci Resolve with Sapphire EdgeRays

July 6, 2018

Create photorealistic lighting effects with Blackmagic Davinci Resolve and Sapphire Edge Rays. For more cool lighting effects, Check out Boris FX Sapphire for Davinci Resolve, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and other hosts.

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Burning Question: How Do I get Great Results when Camera Tracking and Match Moving?

Burning Question: How Do I get Great Results when Camera Tracking and Match Moving?

June 7, 2018

This article features tutorials on general match moving, Vicon Boujou, The Pixel Farm PF Track, Boris Continuum: Match Move, and Boris Mocha Pro.

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Boris FX Sapphire: Tricks for Using Sapphire Aurora

Boris FX Sapphire: Tricks for Using Sapphire Aurora

April 10, 2018

Sapphire Aurora is an amazing VFX plug-in with many uses besides producing high-quality aurora borealis light streaks. Watch how motion graphics guru John Dickinson uses S_Aurora to achieve some stunning results in Adobe After Effects. Create beautiful looks combining Aurora with other effects using the Sapphire Effect Builder.

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Remove a Person from a Scene with Mocha Pro

Remove a Person from a Scene with Mocha Pro

March 27, 2018

Learn how to remove a person from a scene using the Mocha Pro Remove Module. Plus this tutorial also shows you how to create a disintegrate/transporter beam effect à la Star Trek using VFX in Sapphire and Continuum. It even comes with the project file and footage.

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