GenArts Inc has announced a special price promotion on their Sapphire Plug-ins for Apple's Shake compositing software. Throughout October 2004, the price tag for a single GUI license of Sapphire Plug-ins for Shake is being reduced $1,000 from $2,995 to just $1,995. The price for render licenses is being discounted by $400 from $995 to $595. To benefit from this promotion, orders have to be placed with GenArts or an authorized Shake reseller by October 31.
Sapphire Plug-ins 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 are a 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.