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Media Composer® 6: Part 2—Effects Essentials by Greg Staten

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Using GenArts’ Sapphire Plug-ins as Segment Effects

GenArts’ Sapphire is another popular package of image-processing plug-in effects for use with Media Composer. It includes over 190 AVX plug-ins, each with parameters that can be adjusted for an almost unlimited range of results. Introduced in 1996, Sapphire plug-ins have become an industry standard for elaborate visual effects creation at leading studios, broadcast facilities, and postproduction facilities around the world.

Some of the most popular Sapphire effects are the lighting effects, which produce photo-realistic glows, light rays, sparkles, and more. Let’s start with one of these.

To add a Sapphire Glow effect:

1. Using the same project and sequence you created earlier in this lesson, ...

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