Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting a Sapphire preset, part of Sapphire for Video Editors.
- [Instructor] One of the most powerful things about Sapphire is your ability to not only save presets that you've created that also include masks, but to share them with people on other systems; maybe working on DaVinci Resolve, maybe they're working in After Effects or an Avid Media Composer. Sapphire works in all of these programs and the magic of that is I can export a preset and they can open it up in these applications. So how exactly do we do that? We're going to find this out in chapter 6_6. That's the sequence that's open here in my timeline.
If I select the clip and head over to my Effect controls, you'll notice S_Glow and we've seen this in a previous movie. The effect is limited to the deer because someone took the time to draw a shape around the deer. Now what I'm going to do is choose to save this as a preset. One thing you should note, this is specific to everyone's system, is that all the presets that you save inside of Sapphire, are saved in a folder. In particular, on my PC it's saved in the ProgramData\GenArts\Sapphire\presets folder.
But if you're delivering it to someone else's system, you're going to want to export that preset to a file. Before you do that, let's, you know, call this Deer with Glow. I'll just type in ISO for isolation and I'll give it a description: Deer with glow only. And like we've seen in another movie when we used Sapphire Builder, we're able to add some criteria to this in terms of what this is. This is definitely glowing.
Maybe extreme, a little bit energetic. I'm going to save this as a favorite. Notice it's going to be saved here but now I can just basically take this and export this as a preset to my desktop computer. Now the magic of this is once that's done that you can now take that file. So I can go to my desktop, take that file and place it in the appropriate place where presets are seen by Sapphire for if you're in DaVinci, or for if you're in an Avid system.
And once you placed it in there, all you have to do... I'm just going to shut down Premiere Pro and we're just going to show how this would look in After Effects. I'm here in After Effects and I'm just going to go and launch a project. So here's I am in After Effects and I just want to keep in mind that we've taken the time to put it into that Sapphire presets folder, this effect. So if I go in and then select s_Glow, right? And someone's imported that preset to the appropriate directory, what I can do is load a preset. The preset browser will see it because of that location.
And I've marked this as a favorite, this Glow For Deer. And that Glow For Deer, that favorite that's now selected, we can then just apply it to our clip and within a matter of seconds, we're going to have the glow the way we set up also masked because of power of Mocha and we're using it in a different platform. Amazing. Something to keep in mind, not something so much you'd want to do between Premiere Pro and After Effects so to speak as it already shares the same preset browser. But if you're sending this to DaVinci Resolve or Avid, this is something that you're going to want to do.
You're going to want to export that or if you're sending it to a different system, this is something that you're going to want to do versus if you have Premiere Pro and After Effects on the same system. So there you have it. Being able to export a preset and then also open it in another application.
- Getting started with Sapphire
- Essential parameters
- Working with presets
- Adding transitions
- Creating photo-realistic lens flares
- Adding backgrounds and textures
- Building custom effects
- Working with Mocha