Sapphire Visual Effects

Sapphire for OFX-Compatible Products

GenArts Sapphire visual effects plugins support the use of open source platforms/OFX plugins, which contribute to Sapphire's ability to streamline workflows, increase productivity, and deliver beautiful results.

GenArts has been carefully crafting the world's finest visual effects software since 1996 and our commitment to engineering excellence and superior performance has made Sapphire the industry standard of visual effects (VFX) plugins for the most discerning video content creators and editors.

  • 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 image processing/support
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Endless creative possibilities
  • Time-saving render speeds
  • Highest quality photorealistic results
  • Quickly and easily iterate on effect looks
  • 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 improved image quality and full 32 bit HDR support
  • Multiprocessor Support
  • Resolution-Independent

Host Platform OS
  • The Foundry Nuke 6 / 7
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 10
  • China Digital Video DX / EX (Windows)
  • FilmLight Baselight 3.3 / 4.4
  • Eyeon Fusion64 5.2 (Windows and Linux)
  • SGO Mamba 1 (Windows)
  • SGO Mistika 6 / 7 (Linux)
  • Digital Vision Nucoda or Phoenix 2011.2.058 / 2012.2 (Windows)
  • Assimilate SCRATCH 6 / 7 / 8 (Mac and Windows)
  • Sony Vegas Pro 11 / 12 / 13 (Windows)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard"
  • Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"
  • Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"
  • Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"
  • Linux (64-bit)
  • 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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