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Sapphire Visual Effects

Sapphire for Avid AVX Products

Sapphire Plugins for Avid are available for Avid Media Composer, Symphony, Xpress, Xpress Pro, NewsCutter, DS.

Sapphire for Avid Testimonial

Sapphire for Avid Testimonial

Sapphire for Avid visual effects software increases your productivity, quality output, and helps you add organic transitions complete with customized parameters to improve quality and fix unexpected problems. We designed Sapphire for Avid plugins to render work quickly without compromising quality and to work seamlessly across artists, platforms, or studios, saving valuable time and money. TV shows, films, trailers, music videos, and promos can all be made more engaging and impactful with Sapphire visual effect plugins. When you invest in Sapphire, you gain the ability to turn work around quickly, while preserving the storyline, thereby increasing audience engagement and maximizing the value of content.

  • PanAndZoom (Avid only) - A new tool that allows you to pan, zoom, and rotate large image files. It also has stylistic options to add drop shadow, vignette, and MotionBlur
  • 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)
  • Real time rendering (Avid only) - Many effects now have real time rendering
Features Benefits
  • Over 250 effects
  • On-screen UI widgets for many effects
  • Compatible with DS, Symphony, Media Composer, and Newscutter
  • Resolution-independent
  • Multiprocessor-enabled
  • 16-bit image format support
  • Intuitive user interface
  • AVX2 support
  • Offline HTML and PDF documentation included
  • RGBA support for all Avid products
  • Single click application to titles and keys
  • Support for DS render licenses
  • Sequences with old Sapphire versions can be automatically promoted to V6, using recent Avid versions
  • Choose from a varied selection of over 40 different drag and drop transitions including SwishPan, DissolveDefocus, and WipeBubble
  • Stylize and color-correct your footage with a selection of effects including FilmEffect, HalfTone, Vignette, BleachBypass, and Cartoon
  • Create unique natural and organic lighting using rays, lens flare, glare, glint, and glow effects
  • Endless creative possibilities
  • Great quantity of effects allows for countless effect-blending options
  • Blazing fast performance maximizes productivity
  • Quickly and easily iterate on effect looks – an incredibly useful time-saver that is crucial to editing projects
  • Seamless conform between all Avid AVX products from offline to online
  • Quick reference for all effect parameters
  • Time savings when working with titles/keys
  • Visual control of look creation
  • Organic and natural-looking photorealistic results
  • GPU Acceleration - Most effects are Nvidia CUDA GPU-accelerated to provide performance enhancements. All NVIDIA CUDA GPUs with compute capability 1.3 or later (see https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus) are supported.  This should include all NVIDIA GPUs produced after 2010.  Newer cards with more compute cores and memory will in general give better performance.
  • 64-Bit Enabled - Expanded memory capabilities
  • Floating Point Processing - All effects use full floating point processing for internal processing and the highest quality image result
  • Multiprocessor Support
  • Resolution-Independent

Host Platform OS
  • Avid Media Composer 5 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.5 / 7
  • Avid Symphony 5 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.5 / 7
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard"
  • Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"
  • Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"
  • Avid Media Composer 5 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.5 / 7
  • Avid Symphony 5 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.5 / 7
  • Avid DS or DS Nitris 10.5 / 11
  • 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
Advertising
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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