News: Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX Packed with New Features, Improved Tools, and Faster Speeds
Major new plug-in release features overhauled Lens Flare Designer, trendy new effects and transitions, new Mocha masking tools, and GPU-acceleration for easier VFX creation
(Boston, MA--November 6, 2018) The newest version of the post-production industry’s most renowned, high-end visual effects plug-in suite — Sapphire 2019 — is now available. Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX, the award-winning plug-in developer, delivers powerful new creative effects to editors, VFX artists, and motion graphics artists.
“The new release takes Sapphire’s legendary LensFlare effect and Flare Designer and completely reimagines it,” states Brian Fox, Director of Product Marketing, Boris FX. “The end result is a slick user-friendly interface with increased functionality, a new preset browser integrated directly into the Flare Designer, over 27 new professionally designed presets, and a new easier component workflow to quickly create complex flares.”
Fox continues, “New effects and transitions like PixelSort, a trendy effect popular in glitch art, and WhipLash, a swish pan transition on steroids, have been added for even greater creative freedom. And significant updates to Mocha’s integrated masking and tracking tools and GPU-boosts make Sapphire 2019 a must-have for time-strapped editors and artists.”
“I’m really excited about Sapphire 2019,” says Ra-ey Saleh, Editor/Colorist. “The new WhipLash transition, a kind of suped-up swish pan effect is the next big, fun transition you’ll see all over TV!”
“The improvements to the Sapphire Flare Designer make modifying and customizing the new flare presets a breeze,” notes Alejandro Brubaker, Creative Director at sugarskullcreative.com. “The perfect lens flare can add so much value to a shot. I can’t wait to start using them!”
New in Sapphire 2019:
Sapphire 2019 supports popular video host applications including Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Flame family, and OFX hosts The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve and Fusion, and Magix VEGAS Pro. Full license, upgrade, and subscription options can be purchased through borisfx.com.
Multi-Host Option (includes all supported host plug-ins: Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, OFX)
To learn more, visit Sapphire from Boris FX.
Click links below to view videos:
Sapphire 2019: What's New
Sapphire 2019: New Lens Flare Designer
Sapphire 2019: PixelSort Effect
Sapphire 2019: WhipLash Transition
Sapphire 2019: Animating Shape Tool
Sapphire 2019: New Mocha Essentials
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About Boris FX
Founded in 1995, Boris FX is a leading developer of VFX, compositing, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide. The company’s success lies in its ability to tightly integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with Adobe, Apple, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Autodesk, Grass Valley, Magix, Sony, Quantel, and other leading developers of video editing software. In 2014, Boris FX acquired Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award-winning developer of Mocha planar tracking software. In 2016, Boris FX acquired GenArts, the developer of Sapphire, the gold standard plug-in package for high-end visual effects.