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:


Lights the input clip using one or two spotlights.


Generates a monochrome version of the source using adjustable weights for red, green, and blue channels. It can simulate a color filter applied to the lens of a black and white camera.


Blurs the source clip by an arbitrary amount using a Gaussian, triangle, or box filter.


Generates a wide variety of shapes onto an image, from polygons and circles to stars, flower shapes, and swirled starfish shapes. The shapes can be used as masks.



Adds a shaking motion to the source clip. Choose from one of three modes -- normal, twitchy, and jumpy -- with the option to split the shake across RGB channels.


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


Generates radial gradient aura lines following the gradient of the source clip. Adjust the Width, Frequency, Phase, and Twist parameters to make different aura patterns.


Breaks the image into various styles of rectangular tiles to create an effect like a wall of randomly oriented mirrors



Generates multiple lightning bolts and electrical arcs outward from the edges of objects. Similar to Zap.


The source is embossed and warped using the Bumps input as a relief map and lens image. A chrominance distortion is also performed, separating the spectrum for a 'prismatic' look.



Controls the maximum levels of chrominance and luminance of the clip, adjusting levels to 'broadcast safe' values.



Gives a cartoon look to an image by drawing new outlines on edges. Smoothes the colors of the areas between the edges, and optionally posterizes colors into fewer color values.


Sets the color channels of the source clip to full on or full off. Can be used to increase the contrast of each color channel independently for color grading or color correcting.


Performs a wipe transition between two clips using a growing or shrinking circle. The Wipe Percent parameter should be animated to control the transition speed.


Transforms the source input multiple times and averages the results to create a variety of looks, including blurred looks.


Transition between two clips using animated lightning bolts. The clips dissolve into each other, while the lightning grows.