Sapphire Effects

Here you can learn the many ways you can use Sapphire effects in your work. Most of the examples shown in these videos are available as presets.

Select an effect category or search a look you want to create:

DissolveDistort


Transitions between two clips while distorting each using the gradient of the other. The first clip is warped away and faded out while the second clip is unwarped and faded in.

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CartoonPaint


Adds additional paint parameters onto a converted cartoon image to make the footage look like a living painting.

PsykoStripes


Combines the source clip with a stripe pattern and then passes them through a colorization process. The Phase Speed parameter causes the colors to automatically rotate over time.

WipeBlobs


Performs a wipe transition between two clips using a pattern of blobs generated by a noise function.

Glint


Generates star-shaped glints at locations where the source clip is brighter than the threshold.

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DissolveLensFlare


The transition version of LensFlare, using simulated lens flares to enhance the dissolve between two clips.

DissolveBlur


Transitions between two clips while blurring each. The first clip is blurred and faded out while the second clip is unblurred and faded in.

BlurMoCurves


Performs a motion blur and optionally transforms the source clip using the animated curves of the Z Dist, Rotate and Shift parameters.

TVChannelChange


Transitions between two clips by simulating a channel change on an old television set. The reception improves over time until only the second clip is left.

KaleidoPolar


Warps the source clip around in a disk shape and reflects radially as if viewed through a reflecting cylinder.

GlowRings


Generates glows of colored rings around the areas of the source clip that are brighter than the given threshold. Raise the Threshold parameter to produce glows in fewer areas.

ZGlow


Glows areas of the clip with varying widths depending on the depth values from a ZBuffer input. Separates into layers and applies different amounts of glow.

DissolveDiffuse


Transitions between two clips by scrambling the pixels of the inputs within an area of the max amount. The first clip is diffused away, the second clip is diffused into place.

EdgeColorize


Assigns different colors to the edges of the source clip depending on their direction. Increase the Edge Smooth parameter for thicker edges.

ShowBadColors


Identifies all pixels that fall outside a given color range, and flags them with the same color so they can be seen easily.

PsykoBlobs


Combines the source clip with a field of blob shapes and then passes them through a colorization process. The Phase Speed parameter causes the colors to automatically rotate over time.