Make your actors pretty - Digital Anarchy Beauty Box Video 4.0 Provides Real Time Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup

27.03.2015 11:22







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Digital Anarchy Releases Beauty Box Video 4.0 Offering Real Time Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup on HD Footage

Award-Winning Plugin Gets Massive Speed Boost Offering Real Time or Near Real Time HD Rendering in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro X

San Francisco, CA – March 24th, 2015 -  Digital Anarchy announced today the release of Beauty Box Video 4.0. This upgrade adds real time rendering to the industry leading plug-in for removing blemishes and wrinkles from film, 4K, and HD. Beauty Box Video 4.0 adds in support for Nvidia’s CUDA, providing a big boost in rendering speeds on those GPUs. It also further refines OpenCL support and increases rendering speed on AMD GPUs.  This results in real time rendering when using newer GPUs, like the Nvidia GTX 980.

"Beauty Box has been very beneficial to our pipeline, and has helped further improve the quality of the work we can provide and the timeframes we can turn shots around in.” says Darwin Go, VFX Supervisor, Park Road Post Production.


Since 2009, Beauty Box Video has been a critical tool for dealing with skin and makeup problems that HD and 4K video reveal. It’s become the industry standard for doing automatic skin retouching and digital makeup. With Beauty Box 4.0, it’s now the fastest way of doing this, without sacrificing any of the quality it’s famous for. 

Beauty Box Video 4.0 solves these problems by giving subjects an incredible makeover in post-production, using state-of-the-art face detection, masking, and smoothing algorithms that preserve important details and the natural skin texture. All this combines to create realistic digital makeup. The retouching is subtle and the resulting video looks natural creating a look that is indistinguishable from real makeup.

HD and 4K show so much detail that its essential video editors have tools to reduce the skin and makeup detail when necessary. Beauty Box Video is a proven way of dealing with these very common problems, winning numerous awards and rave reviews in the last four years. It automatically analyzes the footage for skin tones, creates the mask, and smoothes out the skin while retaining the texture. The video editor only needs to dial in the amount of smoothing on the first frame and then render it. It saves a tremendous amount of time when compared to how this is traditionally done.

"The only complaint we’ve had with Beauty Box has been the speed.” Said Jim Tierney, Chief Executive Anarchist of Digital Anarchy. "By using Nvidia’s CUDA and OpenCL we’re excited to announce that users will be able to achieve real time rendering. Making Beauty Box not only the best digital makeup plugin, but the fastest.”

Beauty Box Video 4.0 currently works in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and Apple’s Final Cut Pro X. Support for Avid, Davinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, and other host applications will be following in the next month.

Pricing and Availability

Beauty Box Video 4.0 is regularly priced at $199 USD, but will be on sale for $149 USD until April 30th, 2015. Users can upgrade to one host application for $59. 

Beauty Box Video 4.0 runs in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro 7 & X. Support for Avid Media Composer (and other Avid apps), Davinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, Sony Vegas, and Nuke will be announced soon. Please contact us if you'd like to try the beta version for those applications. The product runs on Macintosh 10.6-10.8, Windows XP - 8 and 32- or 64-bit systems. Demo filters and samples are available at Customers should contact Digital Anarchy at with questions.

About Digital Anarchy

Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company in San Francisco, CA that creates smart image enhancement software for video editors, broadcast designers and photographers. These tools let you spend less time processing images and more time on creative work, solving issues from skin smoothing to flicker removal and more. Digital Anarchy products work in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Davinci Resolve, Avid, Assimilate Scratch, Sony Vegas, FilmMaster, NUKE, and Photoshop. For more information, please see the company's website at or call 415-287-6069

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