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Available for...

Premiere Pro (CS4-CC, Win-only)
After Effects (CS5-CC, Win-only)
Premiere Elements (11/ltr Win-only)
CyberLink PowerDirector (12/ltr)
Sony Vegas (v11-v13)
Magix Movie Edit Pro (2013/later)
Magix Video Pro X (X4/later)
VEGAS Pro (14/later)
VEGAS Movie Studio (14/later)

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These blur-sharpen plugins are for Windows, including Windows 10. Sorry, we have no Mac versions currently, but may soon!
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Blur-Sharpen Plugins FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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 VEGAS version works in Vegas Pro 10 or later (including version 13) and 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.

Pixelan user reviews & testimonials I have built-in blur and sharpen effects in my editing software... why buy these plugins?

See the top of this page above the product boxes. Blur effects and sharpen effects in most video editing software lack useful controllability -- especially for where and when the effect will occur within a clip. Built-in blurs also typically have limitations with built-in titling. A few systems can provide more control but require many tedious steps and much patience. Our plugins greatly exceed what any system can do, adds useful new capabilities to your editing effects arsenal, and does it at a very affordable price!

Do these blur and sharpen plugins have special hardware requirements?

All of our blur-sharpen effects plugins are hardware-accelerated via your computer's video/graphics chip to accelerate 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.)

How is the DEMO different than the purchased version?

The demo overlays an X on the plugin’s output. Upon purchasing and installing the purchase version which you will receive as a download, the X will automatically disappear and the demo will be automatically uninstalled. No need to re-apply the effects in your project, saving you time.

Are these plugins only available as a download?

Yes. All of our blur-sharpen plugins are in one installer file, which is a single file that you double-click to run after it's downloaded. 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). The purchased version installs only the plugins you've purchased and automatically removes any demo versions present.

What happens if someday my computer crashes and I lose the downloaded file or serial number?

Use our handy re-download form to get a FREE re-download anytime. There is no risk! :)

Can I install on more than one computer of mine?

Our license allows use in two different computers by the same user (such as a laptop "for the road" and a desktop at home) IF the two computers are not used AT THE SAME TIME. To edit on two computers simultaneously, such as for a video production business, a HALF-price second license is available from us on our special order form for new users (or our upgrade form for users who have previously purchased these plugins).

Will the After Effects version also work in Premiere Pro?

Sorry, no. Each plugin version has different code and only works in the video editing program specified. The good news is that any buyer/user of one NLE version of our plugins can buy an additional version for only half-price!

How can I buy these as a gift for someone else?

It's easy -- use our special order form. On the date you specify, they will receive an email from us with their download info and no price shown. You can even enter a custom message that will be included in the email.

Do you have educational pricing?

We offer nice discounts on school site or lab licenses. If you have such a situation, please contact us and mention how many editing stations you may want to purchase for.

What is Pixelan's return policy?

Most plugin companies insist downloadable products may not be returned under any circumstances. After all, there is nothing tangible to 'return'. At Pixelan, your happiness and satisfaction is very important to us and we treat you as a long-term relationship, not as a one-time buyer. Therefore, if you somehow become unhappy with your purchase within 10 days, we will do our best to resolve it to your satisfaction. Your best protection is to be proactive -- to download and try the DEMO before buying to see if this plugin will meet your creative needs and its hardware-acceleration is compatible with your computer. The demo is easy to install and is identical to the purchased version but shows an X over its output. Installing your purchase will automatically remove the X and uninstall the demo, or you can manually remove the demo anytime via your Windows control panel.

What is Pixelan's privacy policy with my order info?

Please see our privacy policy.

I feel uncomfortable purchasing on the Internet. Can I buy by phone?

Sorry, no. But please be reassured by the following: our customers have ordered online from us for many years and there has never ever been any problem of any type. We have been in business for 20+ years and are one of the longest-established visual effects plugin companies in the world. Our order pages are fully secure using all the latest web technologies. And your payment information (if paying by Paypal) is not even held by us, or (if paying by credit/debit card on our upgrade or special order forms) is held by us for only 30 days then discarded.

Other questions? Please contact us and we will reply promptly.