December 7, 2009

Digital Anarchy returns with AE filter Beauty Box

Digital Anarchy returns with a new After Effects/NLE filter, Beauty Box (Mac/Win). Some commercials featuring older actresses suffer from a heavy hand on Median or Blur filters. This filter seems more precise, fast, and easy; see the video overview of Beauty Box for a quick peek.

Here's some detail:

"Beauty Box uses face detection to automatically identify skin tones and create a mask that limits the smoothing effect to just the skin areas. This
automated process usually requires little or no input from the user and does not involve hand masking.

Just apply the filter, click auto-detect, set the amount of smoothing, and render. This is designed to speed up the workflow that is usually required for skin retouching. Effects artists and editors no longer have to manually create masks and retouch frame by frame.

skin smoothing itself is also new technology. It keeps the important features of the face sharp while reducing or eliminating wrinkles and blemishes. By incorporating state-of-the-art face detection and smoothing algorithms, Beauty Box is designed to give actors a makeover in post-production."

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