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

he 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.”

Sapphire 2019: New Lens Flare Designer

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.”

Sapphire 2019: New PixelSort Effect

“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!”

Sapphire 2019: New WhipLash Transition

“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!”

 

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