By: Digital Anarchy
Beauty Box Video Plugin
Speed. Speed. Speed. Blistering fast, realtime skin retouching for video.
Beauty Box Video 4.0 takes the best selling and most awarded skin smoothing technology available and gives it realtime rendering (on some GPUs). Beauty Box already had the best automatic masking and skin retouching capabilities of any plugin and now it has incredibly fast rendering as well.
We used CUDA and OpenGL to give Beauty Box realtime or near realtime rendering on most of the recent Nvidia and AMD video cards. Your talent will be just as beautiful as ever, but now you won't have to wait to smooth wrinkles and blemishes!
Beauty Box Video skin retouching plugin acts as digital makeup in post-production by incorporating state-of-the-art face detection and smoothing algorithms. It takes the edge off of skin and makeup problems that can be visible with HD and 4K video. Realistically and quickly applying digital makeup that makes your talent look great, without making them look airbrushed or blurry. Making for happy talent and producers.
Beauty Box automatically identifies the skin tones and removes imperfections, like digital makeup, while leaving important facial details sharp. Video editors and artists no longer have to manually create masks or retouch frame by frame. It's used for features, commercials, and music videos by such companies as Park Road Post Production, NBC, and Universal Music. Beauty Box is a powerful tool for any production that requires people to look their best.
Read about the skin retouching plugin's great features or see before/after skin smoothing examples.
Beauty Box Video 4 currently supports After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro X.Davinci Resolve, Avid, Assimilate Scratch, Nuke, and Sony Vegas support are coming soon. Because every app handles GPU plugins differently, we need to optimize it for each host application.
Lose 10 years in 1 minute
Beauty Box is simple and automatic to use. This video plugin uses face detection to automatically identify skin tones and create a mask that limits the smoothing effect to just the skin areas. Just apply the filter, choose your frame, click the Analyze Frame button, set a few Smoothing options, and let the skin retouching plugin render. That's it!
This automatic process is designed to speed up the workflow that is usually required for skin retouching in film. The mask that is created will generally not need any adjustment. If you do want to make some tweaks, however, we have plenty of tools for you to work with. This is especially important for designers working under tight deadlines or without additional masking tools available.
Beauty Box Features
Great features of Beauty Box Video 3.0 Plugin
Beauty Box Video 3.0 is the makeup artist who you don't have the time or budget to afford. Our skin retouching video plugin for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and OpenFX applications is simple to use. This video effects software saves hours of your production time while making your client look years younger.
Great features in Beauty Box Video 3.0:
- Better Masking: We're now using multiple algorithms to determine what the skin tone is. This creates a much better mask, and better retouching as a result.
Faster Rendering: A complete rewrite of the skin smoothing algorithm means Beauty Box Video is up to 300% faster on ATI and Nvidia cards.
Shine Removal: Get rid of hot spots caused by shiny skin and bright lights! This feature dramatically reduces the effect of poor lighting conditions.
- Preset Styles: These now dozens of presets Styles to add effects and color corrections to your footage. It's a very easy way of giving your footage a stylized look, whether you're just adding a bit of glow or want a 'day to night' effect.
- Support for Final Cut Pro X: Beauty Box Video now fully supports Final Cut Pro X, along with earlier versions of FCP.
- Better Performance in Premiere Pro: The new algorithm brings improved stability and speed in Premiere Pro.
- Assimilate Scratch and Sony Vegas: Beauty Box Video for OpenFX host apps like Sony Vegas Pro, Sony Movie Studio, and Assimilate Scratch are available now! Other OpenFX apps will be officially supported soon.
Amazing Skin Smoothing controls
The Skin Smoothing controls in the Beauty Box Video plugin work together to smooth over wrinkles and blemishes in your subject's skin tones. Smoothing Amount is the main control. The higher you set Amount, the more skin smoothing you will have. The Skin Smoothing effect is also a new technology. It keeps the important features of the face sharp while reducing or eliminating wrinkles and blemishes. Built-in sharpening keeps important details like facial features.
The magic automatic buttons
The two magic buttons: Analyze Frame and Analyze All. This is where the real work happens, yet you barely have to do anything with this video plugin. Click Analyze Frame to sample a frame and set the skin tones that will be smoothed throughout your footage. Alternately, click Analyze All to set multiple frames as the sample point. It's an automatic process that gives great results.
Change the results quickly
There are many easy ways to use the Beauty Box skin retouching plugin. Use the two Analyze buttons to automatically create a smoothing mask. Make adjustments to the skin smoothing effects with the Skin Smoothing tools. Make changes to the mask itself with built-in Mask tools to draw, edit or import a custom mask. Or use fine-tuning controls like Add Grain to preserve important details like facial features. It's all easy to do.
Skin Smoothing. It's kinda like Goldilocks
Smoothing is similar to the story of Goldilocks and her three Bears: It requires the perfect middle ground. Too much skin smoothing can make your subject's skin look a little plastic. Too little smoothing will not make enough correction. Most skin retouching software goes overboard with skin smoothing effects.
Like the Little Bear's porridge, the Beauty Box Video plugin gets it just right. This page has great examples of what the Beauty Box skin retouching plugin can do for your video footage.
Specifications & Licensing
* Beauty Box Video works in Davinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, Sony Vegas, and other OpenFX hosts on Mac and Windows. Linux support coming soon.
• = Supported.
• = Future support is planned.