GenArts Sapphire Plug-ins for Apple FxPlug Products includes over 200 2D visual effects for the post production, film, broadcast and digital video industries. Sapphire Plug-ins extend the capabilities of editing and compositing workstations including Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP), Final Cut Express and Motion. The Sapphire VFX support the FxPlug API and Mac OS X (Leopard). The plug-ins are resolution independent, supporting HD, 2K & 4K. Sapphire Plug-ins equips digital artists with state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects such as Glows, EdgeRays, LensFlare, Lightning, FilmEffect, FilmDamage, Cartoon, ZDefocus, BleachBypass, SwishPan, Light3D, Deband, Warps, Transitions and Textures. They have been used extensively in an array of televison programs, music videos and feature films, including; Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, Spider-Man Trilogy, Transformers, Indiana Jones Series, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix Trilogy, X-Men Series, Lost and CSI. Pricing is $1699 for the entire package or $599 for one of four individual box sets. Special upgrade pricing for existing customers with Sapphire v1 for After Effects is offered for $599 and $199, respectively. Customers with Sapphire v2 for After Effects can use the FxPlug version at no charge on the same workstation. A new license purchased for FxPlug also allows use of the AE version.
What's new in this version:
- Rendering Motion projects with Sapphire through Compressor should now work.
- Fixed a problem with certain parameter values getting stuck, such as the Light Z parameter in Spotlight.
- An issue with ZGlow and super-white input images is fixed.
- Some issues with TextureFlux are fixed.