updated 09:35 pm EST, Tue December 8, 2009
Smoothing amount, skin detail, radius adjustable
Digital Anarchy has introduced a retouching tool, Beauty Box 1.0, for After Effects and Final Cut Pro. The utility focuses on blemish removal and smoothing skin, with a filter that is claimed to reduce the need for masking. Facial recognition technology is allows the app to recognize skin areas. After setting the filter to auto-detect, users can simply adjust the level of smother and then render the filter.
The filter utilizes new skin-smoothing technology that focuses on wrinkles and blemished without reducing sharpness on important areas of the scene's faces. The software allows users to adjust the smoothing amount, skin detail and smoothing radius to find the right balance. The default settings are optimized for working with HD video.
Beauty Box requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and works with Premier Pro CS4, After Effects 7.0 through CS4 and Final Cut Pro 6 and 7. It will be regularly priced at $200, although an introductory offer brings the cost down to $140 through Jan. 7.