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These blur-sharpen plugins are for Windows, including Windows 8 and 10. Sorry, we have no Mac versions currently, but may soon!
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Download the Blur-Sharpen Effects Plugins DEMO
How is the DEMO different than the purchased version?
The demo overlays an X on the plugin’s output. Upon purchasing, the X will automatically disappear (on whichever plugins you purchased) and demo versions will be automatically uninstalled. There will be no need to re-apply the effects in your project, saving you time.
Which video editing software are these Blur-Sharpen plugins compatible with?
All are compatible with Adobe, Sony, CyberLink, and Magix video editing software. The Adobe Premiere version works in WINDOWS Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 or later (including CS6 and CC Creative Cloud) and Premiere Elements 10 or later. The Sony Vegas version works in Sony Vegas Pro 10 or later (including version 13) and Sony Vegas Movie Studio 11 or later. The After Effects version is compatible with WINDOWS Adobe After Effects CS5 or later. The CyberLink version is compatible with CyberLink PowerDirector 12 or later. The Magix version is compatible with Magix Movie Edit Pro 18 (or later) and Video Edit Pro X4 (or later). Sorry, we have no MAC versions currently, but may soon. Click here to be email-notified when a new version ships.
What about image-editing versions for Photoshop?
All three Pro versions of the Blur-Sharpen Tools plugins -- BlurBlender Pro, Smart Sharpen Pro, and Smart Blur Pro -- are available as Adobe Photoshop filter plugins (for Windows). Click here for details. Although Photoshop already contains some blur and sharpen filters, Blur-Sharpen Tools plugins provide many additional ways to customize and blend the effects, plus our industry-exclusive organic masking technology. Buyers of any video-editing version of the Blur-Sharpen Tools bundle (or our ULTRA Bundle of all plugins) receive Smart Sharpen Pro for Photoshop as a free bonus.
Do these blur and sharpen effects plugins have special hardware requirements?
All of our blur-sharpen effects plugins are hardware-accelerated which uses your computer's video/graphics chip to accelerate its rendering. Therefore, a DirectX 9 compatible graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 support is required (also marketed more generally as a "DirectX 9c compatible graphics card"). A DirectX 10 compatible graphics card with at least 512 MB video memory is recommended for HD and high bit-depth editing. Even if you know you have a compatible card, we highly recommend you take a moment to check your system before buying by downloading our small Hardware Checker. (Here's the zipped Checker in case your browser's security software prefers that.) It will quickly show if your system fulfills the minimum requirements. Intel GMA 8xx and 9xx integrated video chips frequently found in low-cost consumer laptops are not supported, for example. Some users do have a compatible-sounding card, but the card does not fully implement DirectX. In that case, after you download/install the plugins you can easily switch them to use OpenGL instead of DirectX, which will solve the problem on most affected systems. (For the simple steps, see item 4 of our Technical Support FAQs.)
Are these plugins only available as a download?
Yes. All of our blur-sharpen plugins are in one installer file. You can even download the installer file on a different computer, if necessary, then transfer it with a USB key or other media to your editing computer before installing. The demo installs four plugins (the three Pro plugins plus BlurBlender Basic).
How do I install the Demo?
After saving the demo file to your hard drive, double-click it. That's all!
How do I uninstall the Demo?
Choose Uninstall from your Start > All Programs > Pixelan > Masters folder. Or double-click Pixelan Masters in your Windows Programs and Features control panel. Note that if you buy any of these plugins, installing your purchase will automatically remove the demo versions.
Where are help and tutorials for these plugins?