(San Francisco, California--May 24, 2010) Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for digital artists and editors, released a free 64-bit update for its award winning Beauty Box skin retouching software. Beauty Box 1.0.1 is fully compatible with the Adobe CS5 Suite and runs natively in 64-bit host applications and operating systems.
The plugin provides an easy and powerful way of smoothing skin and removing blemishes in film, HD and video.
"We realize that Adobe CS5 is an important update to the Adobe family and we have put our best efforts into getting our products ready for customers.” said Jim Tierney, president of Digital Anarchy. “Beauty Box fills an important gap in the film/video market, which is quickly making actors and actresses look good in High Definition without the usual tedious rotoscoping and frame by frame masking. Therefore, it was our top priority for pushing out a CS5 update.”
Beauty Box recently won a technology innovation award from TV Technology magazine at the 2010 NAB show. A free update for GPU-based speed enhancement is planned for release by early July 2010.
The Beauty Box skin retouching plugin is designed to give actors and talent a makeover in post-production. The video retouching software uses face detection to automatically identify skin tones and tracks them throughout the video clip. This creates a mask that limits the smoothing effect to just skin areas, keeping other areas like hair, jewelry, and eyelashes razor sharp. This process requires little or no input from the user and does not involve hand masking. The skin smoothing uses new technology from Toonamation, Inc to eliminate blemishes and even out skin tones while keeping the other facial features sharp.
Pricing and Availability
Beauty Box is regularly priced at USD $199. The skin retouching software works in After Effects 7.0–CS5, Premiere Pro CS4–CS5 and Final Cut Pro 6.0–7.0. On Macintosh, the product runs on OS 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6. On Windows, the product supports Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Vista 32-bit, Vista 64-bit and Windows 7.
The version 1.0.1 update is free to existing customers, who can contact Digital Anarchy for details. Demo filters and samples are available at http://www.digitalanarchy.com
About Digital Anarchy
Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company operating out of San Francisco, Calif., that creates high-quality creative software for broadcast designers, 2D animators and professional photographers. These tools solve a wide range of design issues, from skin smoothing software to masking out bluescreens for commercial still photography. Digital Anarchy products work in conjunction with host applications from companies like Adobe and Apple. For more information, please see the company’s website at http://www.digitalanarchy.com