The 2022 versions of the professional VFX suite Sapphire as well as the plugin collection Continuum have recently become available. Included in Sapphire 2022 is a new ColorFuse effect for fast Color Grades. Users can use included Boris FX LUT presets (50 presets) and/or combine up to three LUTs in various combinations and opacities to achieve looks. Custom .cube files can also be used as LUTs. The color representation is done according to OCIO standards.
The UltraZap effect has been extended with Mocha Splines and Tracking. In Lens Flares, 5 more have been added, 40 have been refreshed. Apple M1 and Adobe multi-frame rendering support has been improved and Adobe Photoshop is added as a new host application for Sapphire. OCIO V2 support is also new.
Continuum 2022 also now supports Adobe multi-frame rendering on more than 350 effects, and Apple M1 is natively supported. New Fluid Dynamics tools are making their way into Particle Illusion to make flow animation more realistic. They can be easily switched on in the Fluids Force section and offer parameters for viscosity, turbulence and simulation accuracy, among others.
Cinematography Toolkit (BCC+) now includes mocha tracking for over 100 effects. Six GPU-accelerated blur effects with a variety of presets are new, as is a revised prism effect for color separation. There are also 60 new grading presets to mimic the color mood from popular cinema/TV movies, such as The Wizard of Oz, The Grand Budapest Hotel or Stranger Things, as well as 50 gobo presets to simulate optical glass textures or structures. All BCC+ effects feature an improved PixelChooser with GPU acceleration and a simple interface that allows
Sapphire 2022 and Continuum 2022 are available for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and OFX host applications such as Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, Foundry Nuke, and VEGAS Pro (Mac/Win, Sapphire also available for Linux). Pricing varies Depending on host and licensing model - for example, Continuum 2022 costs as a perpetual license for Adobe, Sapphire 2022 for Adobe + OFX costs . By the way, as part of the Black Friday promotion BorisX is offering between 25% and 50% discount on its products until Sunday evening (28.11.).