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Boris FX ships Sapphire 2021

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 | Posted by Jim Thacker

 
Boris FX has released Sapphire 2021, the new version of its suite of effects plugins for compositing apps.

The update adds support for GPU acceleration via Apple’s Metal API as well as Nvidia’s CUDA, reducing render times on new Macs that lack Nvidia GPUs by “an average of 20%” over Sapphire 2020.5.

Over 60 of Sapphire’s effects have been rewritten to support Metal.

The Glow and Zap filters, the latter for generating effects like lightning bolts, have been rebooted as S_UltraGlow and S_UltraZap; and there are over 45 new presets and 10 new lens flares.

Pricing and system requirements
Sapphire 2021 is available for a range of compositing and editing software, including After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, Flame and Nuke, on Windows 10, RHEL/CentOS 7+ Linux and macOS 10.14+.

New licences cost $1,695 for the Avid and Adobe/OFX editions, or $2,795 for a multi-host licence.

 
Read an overview of the new features in Sapphire 2021 on Boris FX’s website

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