Tip #1614: BorisFX Releases Sapphire 2021.5

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Tip #1614: BorisFX Releases Sapphire 2021.5

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

New version supports M1 Macs, more speed & more effects.

Image courtesy of BorisFX.com.

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BorisFX released Sapphire 2021.5. Sapphire plug-ins let you create stunning organic looks unmatched by any host native effect tools. Key features include over 270 effects and 3000+ presets, a powerful Effect and Transition Builder, and integrated tracking and masking with the Academy Award-winning Mocha. Sapphire’s superior image quality, control, and render speed offers massive time-savings — allowing creatives to focus on what matters most, delivering an impact that keeps audiences coming back.

According to the BorisFX website, new in this version:

  • Native support for M1 powered Macs
  • Support for Adobe After Effects multi-frame rendering (currently in Adobe public beta)
  • Speed and interactivity improvements for the Sapphire preset browser
  • Improved Sapphire PanAndZoom with added internal image cache (Avid Media Composer only)
  • Lens Flare presets

New in the 2021.0 version:

  • Metal GPU-acceleration: The fastest render speeds on Macs
  • S_UltraGlow: The world’s best glow just got better
  • S_UltraZap: The most electrifying results ever
  • LensFlare Designer: More customization = More photorealistic flares
  • 45+ presets designed by artists & 10 new lens flares

Here’s a link to learn more.

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