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Press Release

Boris FX Releases Sapphire 2023 with Ultra Modern Effects

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The high-end plugin toolkit adds new stylized effects, a new transition, new lens flare presets, and more.

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A — November 17, 2022 — Boris FX Sapphire 2023 delivers fast, easy-to-use, high-production value to streaming, broadcast, and commercial projects. The updated Emmy Award-winning plugin suite is now available with host support for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Flame, Blackmagic Resolve, Foundry Nuke, and VEGAS Pro.

“Sapphire 2023 builds upon the popular Stylize category, which includes in-demand effects such as glitches, pixel sort, analog TV looks, and more,” says Boris Yamnitsky, president and founder of Boris FX. “The new S_PrismLens effect lends a heavenly, trippy style to music videos, travelogues, and social media projects, while S_UltraGrain is an invisible workhorse that helps compositors accurately match film stocks and modern camera noise to produce seamless results between different footage formats and CG elements.”

Sapphire2023_IntroducingPrismLens_cleanBoris FX Sapphire 2023: New S_PrismLens effect (download the image)

What's New

The S_PrismLens effect replicates shooting through a physical glass prism to create cinematic and dreamy looks. The feature-rich effect includes three initial styles to start with: single, linear, and circular. Users have the option to modify lens shape, use built-in Mocha to track and isolate effects, and add finishing touches such as glows, lights, and chromatic aberrations. Includes 16 presets. 

The S_UltraGrain effect is fast, flexible, and natural. Users tasked with compositing and effects work can instantly apply precise film and camera grain to footage. The effect features 79 presets based on Hollywood’s favorite film stocks as well as modern production cameras, including Arri Alexa, Red, Canon, and Sony.

Sapphire’s most widely-used transition gets an update with S_DissolveUltraGlow. The transition adds enhanced features with an optical-based glow, highlight and atmospheric noise parameters, and 14 presets. 

100+ curated presets join Sapphire’s extensive preset collection, including 18 photorealistic lens flare presets in the renowned lighting category.

SapphireUltraGrain_Before_AfterBoris FX Sapphire 2023: New S_UltraGrain effect (download the image)


Sapphire is available as a collection of plugins with annual/monthly subscriptions, upgrade & support plans, and permanent licenses.

Multi-Host Option (Adobe, Avid, OFX)

Upgrades start at $895
Annual subscription: $895
Monthly subscription: $112
Permanent license: $2795

Individual Host Options

Adobe/OFX Avid
Upgrades start at $495 Upgrades start at $495
Annual subscription: $495 Annual subscription: $495
Monthly subscription: $62 Monthly subscription: $62
Permanent license: $1695 Permanent license: $1695

Customers on current subscription or upgrade & support plans receive Sapphire 2023 as a free update. Learn more about Sapphire.


Download Sapphire imagery
Sapphire 2023: S_PrismLens (video)
Sapphire 2023: S_UltraGrain (video)
Sapphire 2023: New and improved lens flares (video)


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Jessie Electa Petrov
Director of Marketing, Boris FX

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