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:


Inverts the colors of the source clip, so black becomes white, and white becomes black. This can also invert luma, chroma, RGB and alpha channels and do basic color correction.



A transition that performs a motion blur between two clips. This can be used for radial zoom blurs, rotational blurs, directional blurs, or any combination of these.


Two blurs with different widths result in different scales and offset by a gray value. Can result in more abstract looks or color grading looks.


Simulates a film process in which silver is not removed from the negative. The result has increased contrast and reduced color saturation for a color grading or color treatment look.


Transitions from the first clip to the second using a moving cloud texture. The Wipe Percent parameter should be animated to control the transition speed.


Simulates lots of flashbulbs going off while dissolving between two clips. With many small flashes, can look like a stadium scene.



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



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.


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


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.


Performs a wipe transition between two clips using two wedge shapes. Increase the Border Width parameter to draw a border at the wipe transition edges.


Transitions between two clips using a bubble warping function. The first clip is warped away and faded out while the second clip is unwarped into place and faded in.



The transition version of Glow, using natural glowing light to enhance the dissolve between two clips. The glow can be customized for the incoming and outgoing clip.


Blurs the source clip in the direction of the gradient of the lens input clip. It is best demonstrated when the lens image contains just a few simple shapes.


Transitions between two clips using a film dissolve with selectable gamma. Film dissolve preserves the highlights in the clips longer compared to a regular dissolve.


Performs a wipe transition between two clips using a flux texture with mostly round cells. The Wipe Percent parameter should be animated to control the transition speed.