Boris FX Sapphire Distort Unit (Download)

Boris FX Sapphire Distort Unit (Download)

Boris FX Sapphire Distort Unit (Download)

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Boris FX Sapphire Distort Unit (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Multi-Host Compatible Plug-In
  • Create Lens Distortion, Camera Shake
  • Make Chromatic Aberrations, Use Warps
  • Works in Adobe, Avid, and OFX
  • Distort / DistortBlur
  • DistortChroma / DistortRGB
  • InfiniteZoom / Shake
  • StretchFrameEdges / WarpBubble
  • WarpBubble2 / WarpChroma
  • WarpCornerPin / WarpDrops / and More
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  • 1Description

The GenArts Sapphire Distort Unit is a multi-host compatible plug-in that lets you create lens distortion effects, in-camera shake effects, chromatic aberrations, and warps. It's supported in Adobe, Avid, and many OFX applications, and can be used in all hosts at the same time on the same computer.

This is the same Distort Unit available within the full Sapphire 10 software and can be applied as a credit toward the purchase of the full software should you want to upgrade.

Filters

Distort
Warps the source input clip using the gradient of the Lens input clip. This can generate optical glass-like effects as if the source clip were being viewed through an arbitrarily shaped lens. It is best demonstrated when the lens image contains just a few bold shapes or a simple texture.
DistortBlur
Blurs the source input clip in the direction of the gradient of the Lens input clip. It is best demonstrated when the lens image contains just a few simple shapes.
DistortChroma
Warps the chrominance of the source input by different amounts using the gradient of the Lens input clip. This can generate optical glass-like effects as if the source clip were being viewed through an arbitrarily shaped or textured prism. It is best demonstrated when the lens image contains just a few simple bold shapes.
DistortRGB
Warps the red, green, and blue color channels of the source input by different amounts using the gradient of the Lens input clip. It is best demonstrated when the lens image contains just a few simple bold shapes.
InfiniteZoom
Zooms into endlessly repeating copies of an image, reminiscent of certain M.C. Escher drawings. Works best with clips with transparent edges, such as clocks or plates; or transparent centers, such as picture frames. Transparency can come from the source clip's alpha or the mask. Animate the Zoom param to get the full effect.
Shake
Applies a shaking motion to the source clip over time with translation, zooming, and/or rotation. The shaking is random but repeatable, so with the same parameters the same shaking motion is generated each time. Turn on Motion Blur and adjust the Mo Blur Length for different amounts of blur. Adjust the Amplitude and Frequency for different shaking speeds and amounts. The Rand parameters give detailed control of the random non-periodic shaking, and the Wave parameters adjust the regular periodic shaking. The X, Y, Z, and Tilt parameters control the horizontal, vertical, zoom, and rotation amounts of shaking respectively.
StretchFrameEdges
Stretch the edges of a 4x3 image while preserving the center, to hide the black pillars in a 16x9 comp. This effect takes the middle part of the Source clip and squeezes it, since viewing a 4x3 image in a 16x9 comp normally stretches it out to fit. The edges are not squeezed, so the image goes all the way out to the edges. The left and right edge portions of the image will appear stretched horizontally. Although intended for 4x3 conversion, it can work with any aspect ratios.
WarpBubble
Warps the source clip by a smooth noise function. This can be used to create heat diffusion or under water types of effects. The Shift Speed parameters cause the noise pattern to automatically translate over time. Adjust the Amplitude and Frequency parameters to give different types of distortions.
WarpBubble2
Warps the source clip using two overlapping sets of bubble patterns. This can be used to create heat diffusion or under water types of effects. The Shift Speed parameters cause the noise pattern to automatically translate over time. Adjust the Amplitude and Frequency parameters to give different types of distortions.
WarpChroma
Separates the source clip into spectral bands and warps them by different amounts. The red is warped by the From transformation, the blue by the To transformation, with the other colors of the spectrum in between. The From and To parameters do not refer to time. They describe the two transformations in space that determine the sequence of warps applied to each color.
WarpCornerPin
Performs a 3D perspective warp of the source image to align the corners with the four indicated points. This can be useful for positioning the source over an object in another clip, such as a billboard or computer screen.
WarpDrops
Warps the source clip by multiple patterns of concentric waves emanating from multiple center locations. Each area in the Centers input clip brighter than the value of Threshold Cntrs, generates an independent pattern of concentric waves, and the total brightness of each area scales the warping magnitude of those waves. If the Centers image is complex, the number and locations of resulting centers can be fairly sensitive to the threshold value. Try using just solid black with a few white dots for the Centers input. If you only need a single set of waves, you can use the WarpPuddle effect instead.
WarpFishEye
Expands the center of the source clip as if viewed through a fish-eye lens. Adjust the Amount parameter to give more or less distortion. Turn off the Wrap options to give transparency beyond the borders of the input clip instead of reflected copies.
WarpMagnify
Magnifies an elliptical region of the source to create a glass lens refraction effect.
WarpPerspective
Transforms the source clip onto a 3D plane with perspective. Adjust the Latitude, Swing, and Roll parameters to rotate the image on various axes, and adjust Shift and Z Dist to translate and zoom. Turn off the Wrap options to give a single non-repeated copy of the image.
WarpPolar
Warps the source clip into a rounded disk shape. The vertical direction of the source image is mapped between the Inner Radius and Outer Radius, and the horizontal direction is rotated about the center based on the number of Angle Repeats and offset by Angle.
WarpPuddle
Warps the source clip by a pattern of concentric waves. The Phase Speed parameter causes the waves to automatically move outwards from the center over time. Adjust the Inner and Outer Radius parameters to limit the area where the waves appear. Increase the Inner and Outer softness for smoother transitions between where the waves appear and do not appear.
WarpPuff
Warps the source clip based on its gradient. By default, brighter areas are puffed out and darker areas are shrunk. This is similar to applying Distort effect to an image using itself as the lens.
WarpRepeat
Transforms the source input multiple times and averages the results. The From and To parameters do not refer to time. They describe the two transformations in space that determine the sequence of repeated warps applied to each frame.
WarpTransform
Warps the source clip by a combination of linear transformations including scale, shear, zoom, rotation, and translation.
WarpVortex
Twists the source clip into a vortex, about a given Center location. Use the Vortex Start parameter to adjust the amount of vortexing, and use Angle Offset to also apply a normal rotation. Vortex Speed can be used to automatically animate the amount of vortexing.
WarpWaves
Warps the source clip by a wave pattern. You can make the waves move over time by increasing the Phase Speed parameter, or by animating the value of Phase Start.
WarpWaves2
Warps the source clip using two sets of overlapping wave patterns. You can make the waves move over time by increasing the Phase Speed parameters, or by animating the value of the Phase Start parameters.
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Boris FX Distort Unit specs

License Type Permanent
Host Compatibility All at 64-Bit:

Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro

CC 2017:
Mac OS 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
Windows 7 SP1, 8, 10

CC 2015.3 & CC 2015:
Mac OS 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
Windows 7 SP1, 8, 10

CC 2014:
Mac OS 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
Windows 7 SP1, 8

CC:
Mac OS 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Windows 7 SP1/8

DaVinci Resolve

12.5:
Mac OS 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11
Windows 8 SP1, 10

12:
Mac OS 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11
Windows 8 SP1, 10

11:
Mac OS 10.8.5, 10.9, 10.10
Windows 7 SP1, 8 SP1

DaVinci Resolve Lite

12.5:
Mac OS 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11
Windows 8 SP1, 10

12:
Mac OS 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11
Windows 8 SP1, 10

11:
Mac OS 10.8.5, 10.9, 10.10
Windows 7 SP1, 8 SP1

The Foundry Nuke

10.x:
Mac OS 10.9 / 10.10
Windows 7, 8
Linux RHEL5 and above

9.x:
Mac OS 10.8, 10.9
Windows 7, 8
Linux RHEL5 and above

8.x:
Mac OS 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
Windows 7
Linux RHEL5 and above

Magix Vegas Pro

13.x:
Windows 7, 8, 10

12.x:
Windows 7, 8

Fusion Studio

8.x:
Mac OS 10.10
Windows 7, 8
Linux RHEL6 and above

7.x:
Mac OS 10.9
Windows 7, 8
Linux RHEL6 and above

Assimilate SCRATCH

8.x:
Mac OS 10.7.5, 10.8.2, 10.9
Windows 7, 8

7.x:
Mac OS 10.7.5, 10.8.2
Windows 7, 8

China Digital Video CDV DX & EX

1.10:
Windows 7, 8

DigitalVision Nucoda HD/Fuse/Compose

2015.3 & 2014.2:
Windows 7

DigitalVision Phoenix Finish/Refine/Touch

2015.3 & 2014.2:
Windows 7

FilmLight Baselight

4.x:
Mac OS 10.7, 10.8

HitFilm Pro

4.x:
Mac OS 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
Windows 7, 8, 10

3.x:
Mac OS 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
Windows 7, 8

New BlueFX Titler Pro

4.x:
Mac OS 10.10
Windows 7, 8, 10

Quantel Pablo Rio

3 & 2.1 rev 4:
Windows 7

SGO Mamba FX

2.x:
Windows 7, 8, 10

SGO Mistika

8.x & 7.x:
Linux RHEL6 and above

Toon Boom

12:
Mac OS 10.9.5, 10.10.2
Windows 7, 8

Avid Media Composer

8.x:
Mac OS 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10

7.x:
Mac OS 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
Windows 7 SP1, 8

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