Sapphire Effects

Here you can learn the many ways you can use Sapphire effects in your work. Most of the examples shown in these videos are available as presets.

Select an effect category or search a look you want to create:

Glare


Composites rainbow halos and/or glint-like rays at locations where the source clip is brighter than the threshold.

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DissolveGlow


The transition version of Glow, using natural glowing light to enhance the dissolve between two clips. The glow can be customized for the incoming and outgoing clip.

TriTone


Recolors the source clip according to three specified colors using the brightness of the source clip. Similar to DuoTone and QuadTone.

Flashbulbs


Simulates lots of flashbulbs going off. With many small flashes, can look like a stadium scene. With a few large flashes, works well on a celebrity red carpet clip.

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GlowDarks


This effect gives a warm, smoky look to your footage by softly darkening the darker areas of the source clip.

WipeDots


Performs a wipe transition between two clips using a grid of growing or shrinking dots. The Wipe Percent parameter should be animated to control the transition speed.

DissolveZap


Transition between two clips using animated lightning bolts. The clips dissolve into each other, while the lightning grows.

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Grid


Makes a 2D grid of lines, with the option to combine it with the background clip. Create a variety of different grid styles and animate the grid for unexpected looks.

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FilmDamage


Simulates damaged film with elements including dust, hairs, stains, scratches, defocusing, flicker, and shake. Each element has controls for adjusting the look of the damage.

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Distort


Warps the source clip to generate optical glass-like effects as if the source clip were being viewed through an arbitrarily-shaped lens.

Gamma


Applies a gamma correction to the input clip. The red, green, and blue channels can be adjusted independently.

WipeDoubleWedge


Performs a wipe transition between two clips using two wedge shapes. Increase the Border Width parameter to draw a border at the wipe transition edges.

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Rays


Emits light beams from the brightest areas of the source layer. The source layer can also be selected as a matte to colorize the rays. Similar to EdgeRays.

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Scanlines


Applies horizontal lines to footage simulating the look of a color TV monitor, with an optional bad reception effect.

DissolveBlur


Transitions between two clips while blurring each. The first clip is blurred and faded out while the second clip is unblurred and faded in.

DissolveDiffuse


Transitions between two clips by scrambling the pixels of the inputs within an area of the max amount. The first clip is diffused away, the second clip is diffused into place.