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GenArts Permanently Reduces Price on Sapphire Plug-ins for Shake

GenArts Inc., a leading provider of digital visual effects plug-ins for the film, broadcast and video industry, announced it has permanently reduced the price of its industry renowned Sapphire Plug-ins for Apple's Shake compositing software.

The price tag for a single GUI license of Sapphire Plug-ins for Shake has been cut from $2,995 to $1,995. The price for render licenses is also being reduced from $995 to $595.

Sapphire Plug-ins provide digital artists with a collection of more than 175 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects that fully and seamlessly integrate into a number of editing and compositing systems including: Adobe After Effects and Premiere; Apple Final Cut Pro, Shake and Motion; Avid Media Composer Adrenaline, Media Composer, Xpress Pro, Xpress, Xpress DV, Symphony, DS, Nitris and Newscutter; Discreet combustion, flint, flame, inferno, fire, smoke and burn; eyeon Software Digital Fusion; Quantel generationQ; and Media 100 844/X. Sapphire Plug-ins offer a comprehensive suite of tools and effects that can transform any film or video clip. They are resolution-independent, include multi-processor support for faster rendering, and run on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Irix.

Sapphire Plug-ins run on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Irix. Effects in the package range from everyday tools such as Glows, EdgeRays, LensFlare, Glint, Blurs and RackDefocus, to more exotic effects like Lightning, FlysEye, JpegDamage, HalfTone and Textures.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, GenArts Inc. ( is a premier provider of digital vfx plug-ins for the film and video industry, which have been used extensively to create an array of feature films such as SPIDER-MAN I and II, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE MATRIX trilogy, TERMINATOR 3, X-MEN 2, DAREDEVIL and STAR WARS-EPISODE I and II.

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