The Emmy Award-winning visual effects suite promises to offer faster speeds to Mac workstations, new photorealistic lighting effects and presets, and greater lens flare customisation.
Emmy Award-winning Boris FX Sapphire has released 2021 version of the visual effects suite for any editor, artist, or motion graphics designer working on a Mac workstation.
Sapphire 2021 promises to deliver long-requested Metal GPU-acceleration to the plugin suite. Sapphire with Metal can render up to 4x faster compared to CPU-only.
Sapphire 2021 also adds new effects, new presets, new lens flares, and updated functionality in the Sapphire Flare Designer.
Sapphire 2021 is now available as a plugin for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and OFX hosts including Autodesk Flame, Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, and VEGAS Pro.
Sapphire 2021 is available as a permanent license, annual or monthly subscription, and upgrade from previous versions. Customers on current subscription or upgrade and support plans receive a free update to Sapphire 2021.
Commenting on the new version, Boris Yamnitsky, President & Founder, Boris FX said: “Sapphire users working on a Mac purchased within the last seven years have a lot to celebrate with the 2021 release. Metal GPU acceleration future-proofs renowned Sapphire rendering technology on the Mac platform and ensures optimal GPU utilisation on upcoming Mac Silicon hardware.”
Brian Fox, Director of Product Marketing, Boris FX added: “The new S_UltraGlow and S_UltraZap effects represent the evolution of two of Sapphire’s most beloved effects, S_Glow and S_Zap. The new parameters and functionality deliver next-level photorealism with tons of new customisation options.
“The stunning results add that extra visual pop to films, TV series, and promos. Both effects come jam-packed with professionally designed presets that artists can simply drag and drop onto footage or use as a starting point to design new looks. We can’t wait to see how artists incorporate these slick new effects into projects.”