GenArts will released a version of its Sapphire visual effects plug-ins for Apple FxPlug products including Final Cut Pro and Motion in the first half of 2008.

GenArts is offering the new FxPlug version at no additional charge to customers who purchase or upgrade to Sapphire v2 for After Effects and compatible products. Currently Sapphire Plug-ins supports Final Cut Pro through the After Effects API, but the FxPlug version will provide additional features such as drag-on Transition effects for FCP, support for Motion, and effects categorized as Generators, Filters and Transitions.

The forthcoming version for FxPlug products will contain over 200 image processing and synthesis effects, including the latest effects in the Sapphire Plug-ins suite such as FilmDamage, ZDefocus, Cartoon, BleachBypass, GradientMulti, SwishPan, Light3D, Deband and Vignette.