We have been following the progress of the Beauty Box Video plugin from Digital Anarchy, so we jumped at the chance of getting a demo on FCPX from the plugin's author Jim Tierney. 25% off coupon code too!
There are a number of 'skin smoothers' on the market, some just perform a blur on a colour, others are more sophisticated. Beauty Box Video falls into the latter and has some very clever code going on in the plugin that detects faces and automatically builds a mask. Although the first step is automated, as you will see in the demo there are many parameters to tweak to get the perfect result.
We can see this being of great use in any production where HD tends to show up every skin flaw. Weddings and commercial model shoots spring to mind.
The plugin normally retails for $199 but is available for $149 by using the coupon code NAB2013, it's good until the end of April. As version 2 is on the store at the moment, we think the update to version 3 will be free.
Many thanks to Jim for his time at NAB.