Saturday, May 30th, 2020 Posted by Jim Thacker

Boris FX ships Sapphire 2020.5

Boris FX has released Sapphire 2020.5, the new version of its suite of effects plugins for compositing apps.

Lens shading support for lens flares, plus two new transitions
Lens flare design tool S_LensFlare gets the bulk of the changes this time, with support for lens shadowing, plus 12 new or improved presets, all also supporting lens shading.

There are two new transitions, S_HyperPull and S_HyperPush, both high-speed zooms with image warping.

The integrated Mocha planar tracking system gets some of the new features from Mocha Pro 2020.5, the standalone edition of the software, including automatic gap-filling for the new Area Brush.

In addition, the Effects Builder toolset, for authoring custom effects, now supports Nuke and Vegas Pro.

Performance improvements include reduced render times for lighting tools featuring atmospheric noise, including S_LensFlare and S_Glow, and general workflow improvements in DaVinci Resolve and Fusion.

Pricing and system requirements
Sapphire 2020.5 is available for a range of compositing and editing software, including After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, Flame and Nuke, on Windows 7+, RHEL/CentOS 6+ Linux and macOS 10.12+.

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 2020.5 on Boris FX’s website