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:


A color grading effect that colorizes the source image. The hue is calculated from the brightness of the source.


Separates the source into luminance and chrominance components, blurs the chrominance and/or the luminance independently, and recombines them.


Performs a clock wipe transition between two clips. The Wipe Percent parameter should be animated to control the transition speed.



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



Adds natural textural elements to dirty up a shot. Choose from categories including dirt, stains, flecks, grime, scratches, and paint. Grunge can be used as vignette and animated.


Performs a wipe transition between two clips using a pattern of procedurally generated cellular shapes.


Modulates the brightness of the source clip with a sinusoid to give a black and white solarized look.


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.


Transitions between two clips using animated rays. The rays ramp up and down over the duration of the effect. The rays animate by moving the origin across the screen along a line.


Smoothes the source clip while retaining the edges. Use the Show:Edges option to inspect which edges will be retained.


Recolors the source clip according to two specified colors using the brightness of the source clip. Similar to QuadTone and TriTone.



Create new effects by combining existing Sapphire effects. Start from scratch, or use the enhanced preset browser to choose a preset as a starting point.



Less subtle than a lens flare, this organic lighting effect simulates light leaking into the frame to add nostalgic warmth or a vintage feel to clips.



Generates natural glowing light in the source clip. Adjust the direction, color, and other features of the glow.


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.


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.