Sapphire Visual Effects

Sapphire for Adobe After Effects

Sapphire Plugins for After Effects are also available for Autodesk Combustion.

Sapphire for After Effects - Artists' Picks

Sapphire for After Effects - Artists' Picks

Sapphire increases your productivity, quality output, and ability to compete. Platform-agnostic so you can leverage your work across video editing and other compositing software without compromising consistency or quality of the look, Sapphire saves you valuable time and money. Discover the superior image quality, control, render speed, and impact on viewer engagement compared to other plugins or many effects included with After Effects. Sapphire’s Glow EdgeRays, LensFlare, Lightning, FilmEffect, Warps, and Textures are just a few effects that enable you to create sophisticated and stunning, yet completely organic looks, unmatched in the industry. The breadth and depth of over 250 visual effects, along with the speed and ease of use offered by Sapphire, not only frees up time to craft each piece of work exactly as you want it but also deliver the creative impact that engages viewers and delivers superior results. To see for yourself, download a Free Trial.

  • Beauty - A new effect that leverages the new EdgeAware technology to beautify talking heads by softening and color correcting skin tones
  • EdgeAwareBlur - Powered by our new EdgeAware technology, this effect allows you to blur while preserving detail
  • Improved S_Sharpen - Now offers higher-quality and more control, as sharpening can be applied to specific feature sizes. Produce better results without the "fringing" or contrast artifacts of other sharpen tools.
  • LensFlare - Now enhanced with faster rendering, animation options, atmospheric noise, and presets to duplicate popular real-world lenses
  • Zap - Updated to include 3D rotation and the option to follow a path, giving you the option to control the shape it takes
  • MotionBlur - Has been added to many effects, giving them a more realistic look.
  • New Transitions - FilmRoll and CardFlip are two new dynamic transitions with multiple controls to diversify the output. FlutterCut has been enhanced with more options including new controls and color options
  • Faster - Added GPU support for more plugins and an optimized GPU code to provide up to a 20% speed increase per effect
  • More presets - Over 2,500 presets
  • Preset sharing - Now you can share presets across host platforms (for Autodesk conversion, please contact us directly)
Features Benefits
  • Over 250 visual effects
  • Drag and drop transitions
  • GPU-accelerated for Nvidia CUDA cards
  • Intuitive user interface
  • On-screen UI widgets for many video effects
  • Offline HTML and PDF documentation included
  • Create backgrounds and organic displacement maps using a large selection of texture generators
  • Choose from a wide variety of fast-processing color channel, directional, and defocus blurs
  • Stylize and color-correct your footage with a selection of effects including FilmEffect, HalfTone, Vignette, BleachBypass, and Cartoon
  • Free unlimited render licenses
  • Same license works on Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and also Apple Final Cut Pro (if used on the same machine)
  • Endless creative possibilities
  • The quantity of visual effects allows for countless effect-blending options
  • Ease and speed of use is a cost-effective time-saver
  • More time available for creativity and high-quality end results
  • Blazing fast performance maximizes productivity
  • Remarkably organic and natural-looking photoreal results
  • Quickly and easily iterate on effect looks
  • Visual control of look creation
  • Quick reference for all effect parameters
  • Convenience of multiple platform options
  • Highly reliable engine
  • GPU Acceleration - Most effects are Nvidia CUDA GPU-accelerated to provide performance enhancements. Nvidia GeForce GTX 400 or 500 series or QuadroFX Fermi (4000, 5000, 6000) graphics card required for maximum performance.
  • 64-Bit Enabled - Expanded memory capabilities
  • Floating Point Processing - All effects use full floating point processing for improved image quality and full 32 bit HDR support
  • Multiprocessor Support
  • Resolution-Independent

Host Platforms OS
  • Adobe After Effects CS5 / CS5.5 / CS6 / CC
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard"
  • Mac OS 10.7 "Lion"
  • Mac OS 10.8 "Mountain Lion"
  • Mac OS 10.9 "Mavericks"
  • Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)


Which Version of Sapphire is Right for Me?
  Sapphire Sapphire Edge
User Goal

Creative Freedom
Maximum Productivity
High-Quality Results

Preset Looks
Maximum Speed
High-Quality Results
Design Freedom High Design Control
Maximum Flexibility
Simplified Control Set
Extensive Preset Library
VFX Role

Ideal for:

Film Compositors
Broadcast Editors
Motion Graphic Artists

Ideal for:

Professional Videographers
Video Editors

Industry TV, Film, Broadcast
Wedding, Events,
Online Advertising
Platform All Host Platforms Premiere Pro
Final Cut Pro
Sony Vegas Pro
Price Starting at $1,699 $299
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