Tutorials for the Beauty Box Video Effects Plugin

The Beauty Box Video plugin is easy to use. You almost don't need tutorials to use this video effects software! But it's always good to see how you can push software to perform even better than you imagined so... read on!

Beauty Box Video Manual

Download the Beauty Box Manual. It's a fast way to learn the video plugin.

Beauty Box Video Manual for Sony Vegas Pro

This goes over the features that are specific to Sony Vegas Pro. Primarily the Masking section, as all other features function the same as in other host applications.

Please see the full Beauty Box Video Manual for information about those features. Also, please view the Intro Video for Sony Vegas Pro.

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Beauty Box Video Demo Reel

The short version of the Beauty Box demo reel created for presentations at events. Takes two minutes to get across how well Beauty Box works at retouching skin in videos!

If you want to see Beauty Box Video in action this is one way of doing it. Although, because of web compression the comparisons aren't quite as good as if you were looking at your own footage playing back on an HD monitor! So it's still better if you download the trial and see Beauty Box in action on your own footage.

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Beauty Box 5.0: Final Cut Pro Basics

This tutorial goes over the basics of Beauty Box 5.0 in Final Cut Pro.

Digital Anarchy's skin retouching plugin is now GPU accelerated for faster rendering and compatible with M1 machines. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to use Beauty Box basic controls to automatically identify skin tones, limit the smoothing effect to just the skin areas, and quickly smooth wrinkles and blemishes.

The tutorial shows the plugin controls in FCPX 10.6. To learn more about using Beauty Box with FCPX new face-tracking feature watch this video.

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Beauty Box 5.0: Premiere Pro and After Effects

Learn how to download, install, and get started with Beauty Box 5.0 in Premiere Pro and After Effects. This skin retouching tutorial guides you through the basic settings in the plugin, explains how masks work and provides tips on how to adjust the effect to your needs. LEVEL: BASIC

Don't have video footage of your own to test? Just download the sample movie below. It is saved at HD resolution, 1920x1080 pixels. NOTE: This movie is only for testing Beauty Box, and NOT for royalty free usage.

Beauty Box 5.0: DaVinci Resolve

Learn how to use the basic features of Beauty Box 5.0 in DaVinci Resolve! This video tutorial shows how to automatically analyze your video, identify skin tones, and adjust your mask for better skin-smoothing results. It also gives tips on how to sharpen and color correct specific mask areas or the whole image. LEVEL: BASIC

Don't have video footage of your own to test? Just download the sample movie below. It is saved at HD resolution, 1920x1080 pixels. NOTE: This movie is only for testing Beauty Box, and NOT for royalty free usage.

Avid Media Composer and Beauty Box Video

This tutorial talks about how to use Beauty Box Video in Avid Media Composer. LEVEL: BASIC

Don't have video footage of your own to test? Just download the sample movie below. It is saved at HD resolution, 1920x1080 pixels. NOTE: This movie is only for testing Beauty Box, and NOT for royalty free usage.

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Beauty Box 5.0: Using Final Cut Pro's Face Tracker and Beauty Box to retouch skin

In Final Cut Pro 10.6 you can now automatically track faces! (and objects too, but in this tutorial we're just going to track faces).This can be used to do more complicated skin retouching on your videos. In this tutorial we use Digital Anarchy's Beauty Box to add a layer of digital makeup.

Beauty Box has it's own mask based on skin tones, but this can be combined with FCP's face tracking to isolate one person in a video with multiple people or any situation where other areas of the video are being effected by Beauty Box that you don't want effected.

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Davinci Resolve: Commercial Beauty Work with Colorist Jason Bowdach

Colorist Jason Bowdach uses Beauty Box and Resolve to retouch a shot used in a commercial. The key to good beauty work is to keep the retouching looking natural. Jason shows how he uses Beauty Box and Resolve masks to apply a bit of digital makeup to just the areas that need it.

After Effects: Mocha Masks with Colorist Jason Bowdach

Colorist Jason Bowdach uses Beauty Box and Adobe After Effects to retouch commercial work. The key to good beauty work is to keep the retouching looking natural. Jason makes use of Beauty Box and masks from Mocha to apply digital makeup selectively to specific areas.

Premiere Pro: Retouching for Commercials with Colorist Jason Bowdach

Colorist Jason Bowdach shows how to realistically retouch skin on a shot used for a commercial. Applying the right amount of 'digital makeup' via the Beauty Box plugin will get you a natural looking result and Jason explains how he uses it to get that look.

Tips for Speeding Up Beauty Box 5.0

Beauty Box 5.0 can retouch skin while maintaining real-time playback on 1080p footage on most machines, and real-time playback or close to it on 4k footage on faster machines. Render speed does depend on a lot of factors, like the GPU speed of your computer, the resolution of the footage, having other effects applied, and the host application you’re using.

This blog post gives you some great insight into what Beauty Box is doing and how you can make sure it's rendering as fast as possible.

Speeding Up Beauty Box Video Plugin Blog

Masking to isolate a subject in Adobe Premiere

Learn how to draw and adjust masks so you only apply Beauty Box to the areas you want to smooth skin, leaving the rest of the frame untouched in Premiere Pro. LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

Beauty Box 5.0 makes it easy for video editors to apply skin smoothing effects to one subject or specific areas (face, cheeks, neck), as well as choose different digital makeup settings for each person on screen

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Using Premiere's tracking masks to isolate cheeks/forehead

Premiere Pro has a new feature that will track the bezier points of a mask. It's really pretty amazing when used with Beauty Box! LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

Traditionally, retouching just the cheeks and forehead of an actress was something that required a big budget and lots of time. Premiere Pro's new tracking masks make this MUCH easier, requiring a fraction of the time it normally would have.

The bezier points track the footage and move with your actress! It's very cool and in this tutorial we show you how it works.

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Beauty Box Video Manual Masking in After Effects

In this tutorial we learn how to manually select Beauty Box's mask in After Effects. LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

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