Sapphire Visual Effects

Sapphire for Apple Final Cut Pro

Sapphire for Final Cut Pro plugin is also available on Final Cut Express and Motion.

Smooth transitions, dreamy dissolves, stylistic text effects...all are important elements to pulling an engaging visual story together and Sapphire for Apple Final Cut Pro plugins enable you as video creators and editors to do just that. 

Sapphire for Final Cut Pro visual effects plugin

Sapphire for Final Cut Pro visual effects plugin

Sapphire for Final Cut Pro increases your creative options, inspires new looks, and improves production quality. Sapphire is also platform-agnostic and work can be moved easily across artists, studios, or systems, like After Effects, preserving quality and saving valuable time and money. With the wide and deep selection of visual effects and the ease of Sapphire's drag and drop transitions, you can effortlessly blend and mix visual effects to create stunning accents to images and text. Plus, Sapphire visual effect plugins for Final Cut Pro also work inside of Apple Motion. The ease of use with Sapphire for Final Cut Pro and its high-performing images, fast rendering speed, and effect-driven transitions produce engaging looks and make your videos more impactful and effective.

  • 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 effects
  • Resolution-independent
  • GPU-accelerated for Nvidia CUDA cards
  • Multiprocessor support
  • Full floating point internal processing
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Offline HTML and PDF documentation included
  • Full FXPlug support for video transitions
  • 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
  • Large quantity of effects allows for countless effect-blending options
  • Blazing fast performance maximizes productivity
  • Quick reference for all effect parameters
  • Quickly and easily iterate on effect looks, which saves time and money and benefits the customer
  • Time-saving application of drag and drop transitions also allows for increased productivity and subsequently benefits the customer
  • High-quality organic and natural-looking photorealistic results
  • 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 internal processing and the highest quality image result
  • Multiprocessor Support
  • Resolution-Independent

Host Platform OS
  • Apple Final Cut Pro 6.0 / 7.0
  • Apple Final Cut Express 4.0
  • Apple Motion 3.0.2 / 4.0
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard"
  • Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"
  • Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"


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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