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GENARTS RELEASES SAPPHIRE PLUG-INS VERSION 1.08

New version features Mac Universal Binary, including FCP 5.1 support (August 22, 2006)

GenArts, Inc., a leading provider of visual effects plug-ins for the film, broadcast and video industries, today announced the immediate availability of Sapphire Plug-ins version 1.08 for After Effects and compatible products. The new version features enhancements for both Mac and Windows platforms. Version 1.08 for Mac adds Universal Binary support for FCP 5.1 and all After Effects compatible host products. The new release will also run under Rosetta and on Power PC Macs for use with applications such as Adobe After Effects that have not yet been compiled specifically for Intel-based Macs.

Availability and Pricing

Sapphire Plug-ins version 1.08 for After Effects and compatible products can be purchased directly from GenArts or through their worldwide channel of authorized resellers. The upgrade is free for existing version 1 customers. Sapphire Plug-ins version 1.08 can be purchased either as a complete package for $1699 or as four separate boxes for $599 each. A free trial of the software is available online at www.genarts.com.

About GenArts, Inc.

Founded in 1996 in Cambridge, Mass., GenArts, Inc. is the premier provider of digital visual effects plug-ins for the film, broadcast and video industries. Their product, Sapphire Plug-ins, equips digital artists with a collection of over 175 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects such as: Glows, EdgeRays, LensFlare, Lightning, FilmEffect, Warps and Textures. The effects seamlessly integrate into a number of editing and compositing systems including: Adobe® After Effects® and Premiere® Pro; Apple® Final Cut Pro® and Shake®; Avid® AVX Products; Autodesks® Discreet® Systems and Combustion®; Eyeon® Fusion®; Sony® XPRI®; and Quantel® generationQ products.

 Sapphire Plug-ins have become the industry standard for high-end visual effects creation by providing unrivaled image quality, a unique organic look, and ease of use. They have been used extensively in an array of television programs, music videos and feature films, including: Superman Returns, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars Episode I, II and III, Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3, Sin City, The Matrix trilogy, X-Men 1, 2 and 3, Titanic, Lost and CSI.

Additional GenArts product information can be found at www.genarts.com.

 ©2006 GenArts, Inc.  All rights reserved.  GenArts and Sapphire Plug-ins are registered trademarks of GenArts, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.


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