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Beauty Box Skin Retouching Software Wins Prestigious Mario Award from TV Technology at 2010 NAB Show

Video Skin Smoothing Plugin by Digital Anarchy is Voted as a ‘Significant Technical Breakthrough’


San Francisco, CA — April 20, 2010 —

Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for digital artists and editors, won the prestigious Mario Award at the 2010 NAB Show for its Beauty Box skin retouching software. Given annually by TV Technology magazine, this award recognizes technology that demonstrates technical breakthrough, technical excellence and forward thinking. Beauty Box provides an easy and powerful way of smoothing skin and removing blemishes in film, HD and video.

“We were excited to win the award. Beauty Box got an amazing response at NAB, and we’re very pleased that TV Technology recognized the value and innovativeness of the product.” said Jim Tierney, president of Digital Anarchy. “We designed Beauty Box with the belief that it fills an important gap in the film/video market, which is making actors and actresses look good in High Definition without the usual tedious rotoscoping and frame by frame masking.”

From the TV Technology website: “Organized in 1993, the Mario Awards were established to recognize products that represent significant technical breakthroughs—many of these products and services have gone on to significantly impact the future of audio and video technology... The awards are given out annually at the NAB Show to companies that demonstrate forward thinking and technical excellence in their products.” Read the full article here.

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 create a mask that limits the smoothing effect to skin areas. 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 facial features sharp.

Pricing and Availability

Beauty Box is regularly priced at USD $199. The filter works in After Effects 7.0 +higher, Final Cut Pro 6.0 +higher, and Premiere Pro CS4 +higher. A 64-bit update for the Adobe CS5 Suite will be released in May 2010. 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. Demo filters and samples are available at

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 or call 415-287-6069.

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