Boris FX Sapphire Blur and Sharpen Unit (Download)

Boris FX Sapphire Blur and Sharpen Unit (Download)

Boris FX Sapphire Blur and Sharpen Unit (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Multi-Host Compatible Plug-In
  • Create Realistic In-Camera Blurs/Defocus
  • Sharpen Images
  • Works in Adobe, Avid, and OFX
  • Beauty / Blur
  • BlurChannels / BlurChroma
  • BlurDirectional / BlurMoCurves
  • ConvolveComp / Deband
  • GrainRemove / Median
  • Sharpen / SoftFocus / and Much More
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Boris FX Blur And Sharpen Unit overview

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The GenArts Sapphire Blur and Sharpen Unit is a multi-host compatible plug-in that lets you create realistic in-camera blurs and defocus, and sharpen images. 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 Blur and Sharpen 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

Beauty
Applies smoothing, color correction, soft focus, and glow to skin regions. Skin regions are based on the value of Enable Skin Detection and whether a second input is provided. If Enable Skin Detection is on, the plug-in generates an internal matte from the Skin Color, Luma and Chroma Range parameters. The second input is an optional matte, that if connected the effect only applies to bright areas of the matte (if Enable Skin Detection is on and a matte is provided the two are multiplied).
Blur
Blurs the source clip by an arbitrary amount using a gaussian, triangle, or box filter. This effect should render quickly even with very large Width values. Use the Blur Rel X and Y parameters for a more horizontal or vertical blur direction.
BlurChannels
Blurs each channel of the source clip by an arbitrary amount using a gaussian, triangle, or box filter. This effect should render quickly even with very large Width values. Use the Blur Rel X and Y parameters for a more horizontal or vertical blur direction.
BlurChroma
Separates the source into luminance and chrominance components, blurs the chrominance and/or the luminance independently, and recombines them. You can also scale the luma and chroma independently to enhance or remove either.
BlurDirectional
Blurs the source clip in a given direction using a gaussian, triangle, or box filter. It can also blur each channel by different amounts.
BlurMoCurves
Performs a motion blur and optionally transforms the source clip using the animated curves of the Z Dist, Rotate and Shift parameters. If these parameters are constant, no motion blur will occur.
BlurMotion
Performs a motion blur of the source clip between the specified From and To transformations. This can be used to perform radial zoom blurs, rotate blurs, directional blurs, or any combination of these. The From and To parameters do not refer to time. They describe the two transformations in space that determine the style of blur applied to each frame.
Convolve
Convolves a source image with a kernel. Convolution is a mathematical operator which uses one image, the kernel, as a filter shape for another image (the source). Convolution effectively stamps a copy of the kernel at each point of the source, using the source's brightness at that point. The effect is that a copy of the kernel will appear over all the bright spots of the source. A kernel image shaped like a circle or polygon will give an effect similar to RackDefocus; a kernel image shaped like a starburst can give something like Glare.
ConvolveComp
Convolves front and back images with a kernel, and composites them using a matte. Convolution is a mathematical operator which uses one image, the kernel, as a filter shape for another image (the source). Convolution effectively stamps a copy of the kernel at each point of the source, using the source's brightness at that point. The effect is that a copy of the kernel will appear over all the bright spots of the source. A kernel image shaped like a circle or polygon will give an effect similar to RackDefocusComp; a kernel image shaped like a starburst can give something like GlareComp. The kernel size can vary between front and back so either or both can be blurred.
Deband
Removes banding artifacts from a clip by diffusing pixels across the banded areas, while keeping the original edges intact. To use this effect, first select Show:Edges and adjust the edge threshold until the banding edges just disappear, leaving only the desired real edges. Then select Show:Result to see the result. If you still see some banding, increase Diffuse Threshold and/or Diffuse Radius.
DefocusPrism
Defocuses the color channels of the source clip into rings of different widths.
EdgeAwareBlur
Blur regions of similar color while preserving edges between regions of different colors.
EdgeBlur
Finds the edges within the Matte clip, and blurs the Source clip at those edges. Use the Show Edges option to view which areas will receive the blur while adjusting the edge parameters. Then adjust Blur Width to control the amount of blur.
GrainRemove
Smooths the source clip while retaining the edges. To adjust the parameters in this effect, first use the Show:Edges option to inspect which edges will be retained and adjust Edges Threshold, Edges Width, and Edges Scale until the important edges are fairly sharp and bright but not jaggy. Then return to Show:Result and adjust the smooth parameters to remove the appropriate amount of grain.
Median
Applies a median filter to the source image. Median filters are useful for cleaning up isolated spots and noise.
RackDefocus
Generates a defocused version of the source clip using a 'circle of confusion' convolution. This effect is often preferable to a gaussian blur for simulating a real defocused camera lens, because bright spots can be defocused into clean shapes instead of being smoothed away. The iris shape can be controlled using Points, Pointiness and Rotate, and the Use Gamma parameter can adjust the relative brightness of the blurred highlights.
RackDfComp
Composites the Foreground over the Background while defocusing both layers by different amounts. The Foreground alpha channel is used as the matte. If the Middle input is provided, it is composited between the Foreground and Background.
Sharpen
Amplifies the high frequencies in the source clip such as edges and details. Increase the Sharpen Width parameter to sharpen more of the mid range frequencies, and adjust Sharpen Amp to control the amount of sharpening applied.
SoftFocus
Combines a blurred version of the source with the original to give a 'soft focus' effect. Adjust the Width and Mix parameters to give different types of looks.
ZBlur
Blurs areas of the source clip by different amounts using depth values from a ZBuffer input. Separates the input into a number of layers in depth and blurs them by different amounts depending on each layer's depth. Linear fog can also be mixed into the result. To use this effect, first set ZBuffer:Black Is Near or White Is Near according to your Z buffer, then adjust the focus depth and depth of field parameters to get the look you want. To help set the focus depth, you can use Show: In Focus Zone.
ZConvolve
Convolves areas of the source clip using a kernel which is made larger or smaller using depth values from a ZBuffer input. Separates the input into a number of layers and applies different sized convolution blurs depending on the distance from the focal depth, and depth of field. This is similar to ZDefocus but with an iris shape (or Kernel) that comes from a clip.
ZDefocus
Defocuses areas of the source clip by different amounts using depth values from a ZBuffer input. Separates the input into a number of depth layers and applies different amounts of defocus depending on each layer's depth. To use this effect, first set ZBuffer:Black Is Near or White Is Near according to your Z buffer, then adjust the Focus Depth and Depth Of Field parameters to get the look you want. To help set the Focus Depth, you can use Show: In Focus Zone.
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Boris FX Blur And Sharpen 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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