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:


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.


Blurs the source clip in a given direction using a Gaussian, triangle, or box filter. Each channel can be blurred by different amounts.


Tints the dark and light regions of the input clip towards given colors. The dark colors are tinted by the Tint Dark color, and the brighter colors are tinted by the Tint Lights color.



Simulates a film process where bleaching is skipped or reduced. Like blending a B&W image over a color image, the result is increased contrast and reduced color saturation.


Reorders the RGBA channels of the source clip to change and emphasize colors.


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


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



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.


Combines a blurred version of the source with the original to give a 'soft focus' effect. Adjust the Width and Mix parameters to give different types of looks.



Creates a halftone effect using a pattern of black and white dots. Change the color and size of dots to create artistic looks like printing errors, newsprint, and comic print.



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


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.


Generates glows based on the distances from the edges of the source input. This is best observed when used on images with dark backgrounds.


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.



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


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