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GenArts SapphireEdge Review for Final Cut Pro 7

July 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

GenArts knocks it out of the park with Sapphire Edge plugin for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Apple Motion and Sony Vegas Pro. If you want a sweet look for your video regardless of your line of work or status as a professional or amateur this is a no-brainer. Sapphire Edge makes it easy to turn your normal video into something special in a few clicks. If you shoot or edit music videos this is a must have set of effects and looks. I can think of 10 looks right off the bat to use in wedding videos. It can give your corporate video that look that takes it up a notch from, “do I have to watch this s^$t?” That is how good these effects are.

I love the preset browser where you can apply the preset to the footage and preview what it looks like before you load it. The tags are a HUGE bonus for the editor. The tags simplify things so it is streamlined for the editor. You can always tweak the preset once it is loaded on your footage and save it as a favorite, then rename it.

Receive a one-year subscription to FX Central with your purchase of Sapphire Edge. FX Central is the place to browse looks and view tutorials. Now, you can access the GenArts visual effects gallery presented as pre-built looks, regularly updated, easy to apply, and always of the highest quality. Stay ahead of the curve with fresh new collections and get the best look every time.


  • 350+ unique, pre-built looks generated from 18 effects and transitions
  • 64-bit quality
  • Powered by the Sapphire engine
  • Streamlined and intuitive user interface
  • GPU-accelerated for Nvidia CUDA cards
  • Multiprocessor support
  • Ever-expanding library of professionally built preset looks
  • Visual browsing of presets applied to user media
  • Includes one-year subscription to FX Central, GenArts’ cutting-edge preset browser, which allows editors instantaneous preview-and-apply capabilities
  • Stylize and color-correct your footage with effects such as FilmStyle, FilmDamage, and TVDamage
  • Numerous transitions utilizing natural looking lighting effects such as DissolveLensFlare, DissolveGlow and DissolveGlint

$299 for over 350 effects and transitions plus a one-year subscription to FX Central ($99 value) is a great addition to your effects library. The great thing about these looks are they inspire you to create and think outside of your normal looking video. These will be implemented right away on my next project.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Harry Marks // Aug 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Love the demo – a great job showing the capabilities of the amazing Edge. But . . . the narration!!! You lost me at the first “sucker”.

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