The GenArts Sapphire for Avid Plug-In v3 (Single License) offers a comprehensive suite of visual effects that have been enhancing the look of Hollywood movies since 1996. Encompassing more than 20 Oscar-nominated productions--from Titanic and The Matrix to Star Trek and District 9--Sapphire's suite of more than 220 effects has been generating force fields, adding glints and gleams, dirtying up CGI, and warping title sequences for the industry's top craftsmen.
Working with a wide range of Avid and Avid-compatible products, Sapphire is a state-of-the-art package that perfectly balances efficiency and creative control to provide unique and organic visual imagery. There's a reason it's considered the gold standard of effects by artists, editors, and production compositors all over the world.
36 new effects in v3 including TVDamage, Technicolor, WarpCornerPin, Swish3D, GradientMulti, Shape, ZDefocus, many new transitions, textures and other new effects
15 new lens flare types, improved Glare, and revamped RackDefocus
Support for Windows Vista and 64bit operating systems
License works with Avid Media Composer, Symphony, Xpress, Xpress Pro, NewsCutter, DS
Sequences with old Sapphire versions can be automatically promoted to v3, using recent Avid versions
Single click application of effects to titles and keys
On-screen widgets for visual control of many parameters
Optional background and mask inputs
Support for both AVX1 and AVX2, including the new AVX2 keyframe model
Over 220 total plug-ins for image processing and synthesis
Conformable and supported on all Avid products so you can start on Media Composer or Xpress Pro and finish on Symphony or DS, as long as they are running the same Sapphire and AVX versions
All plug-ins have many options and parameters that can be adjusted and animated for an unlimited range of effects
Easy to use and fully integrated with Avid's user interface
Resolution independent, fully antialiased, high quality images
RGBA support for all Avid products
Multi-processor support for faster rendering
16-bit image formats are supported
Remote Processing is supported on DS
Online hyper-linked documentation
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Adobe After Effects 5.0 to 9.0/CS4 (Windows and Mac OS X, including Mac Intel)
Adobe Premiere Pro 1.0 to 3.0/CS3 (Windows and Mac Intel)
Apple Final Cut Pro 3 to 7* (Mac OS X, including Mac Intel)
Apple Motion 1 and 2.01* (Mac OS X, but not Mac Intel)
Autodesk Combustion 2, 3, and 4 (Windows and Mac OS X, including Mac Intel)
Eyeon Digital Fusion 4.03b (Windows)
Eyeon Fusion (32-bit) 5** (Windows)
Media 100 844/x 3.0 (Windows)
Quantel/VDS Synapse*** (Windows)
Sony XPRI 7.01b† (Windows)
Artel Boris Red 3.0 (Windows)
VDS Liberty Paint 8.3 (Windows)
Lightworks Touch 2.0† (Windows)
*Support for Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion is improved with the FxPlug version of Sapphire. We recommend using that instead.
**Support for Eyeon Fusion is improved with the OFX version of Sapphire, including Fusion64 support. If you have Fusion64, please use that instead.
***Sales and support for Quantel products are provided by VDS.
†Plug-in adapter may not support all effects and features.
Genarts Sapphire for Avid Plug-In v3 (Single License) Review