Beauty Box Video 2.0 – Easy Skin Retouching in Video Editing Apps

Beauty Box 2.0

Digital Anarchy has announced Beauty Box Video 2.0, which is a video plug-in for smoothing and retouching skin in the major NLEs.  In addition to compatibility with After Effects 7.0–CS6, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, and Premiere Pro CS4–CS6, version 2.0 adds support for Assimilate Scratch, Scratch Lab, Sony Vegas Por and Movie Studio.

Beauty Box Video 2.0 retails for $199, but is available for $149 through July 15, 2012.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Unified Color Updates 32 Float v2 HDR Plug-in for Photoshop CS6

32Float v2

Unified Color Technologies has released an update for its Photoshop plug-in HDR software, 32 Float v2, which adds compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Users on 32 Float will need to install the latest update from Unified Color’s website or through the in-program update process. In addition, Unified Color will also be running a summer promotion offering 10% off all their software through June 29.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Tiffen Dfx 3 Video and Photo Plug-in Review

Tiffen Dfx 3 Premiere Pro Film Stocks Panel Comparison

Tiffen Dfx 3 Premiere Pro Film Stocks Panel Comparison

Tiffen Dfx v3 is a suite of filters and effects that is available for popular video and photo applications as a plug-in or a standalone application.  Over the past few months, I have been using the software suite primarily in Premiere Pro CS5.5.  However, I have also touched on the standalone app and as well as the After Effects and Lightroom plug-in integration.

As with any software or plug-in, understanding the capabilities of it is paramount to fully utilizing the application to meet the needs of your workflow.  I don’t pretend to have an exhaustive understanding of all that’s within Tiffen Dfx 3 at this point; however, I have used it enough to realize where it meets many of my needs and makes life easier in post-production. [Read more...]

Alien Skin Exposure 4 Released

Light Leak After

Exposure 4 Light Leak

Following up on the preview of Exposure 4 from last week, Alien Skin has officially released Exposure 4, which is a plug-in for Photoshop CS4+, Elements 9+ and Lightroom 2+.

Exposure 4 allows for post-processing photos with a number of film presets, texture overlays, light leaks and more.  Check out the preview video below.

Exposure 4 is available direct from Alien Skin’s website.  It costs $249 for the full version.  Upgrades from any prior version of Exposure is $99.  Exposure 3 users who bought in since November 2011 can get the Exposure 4 upgrade for free.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Alien Skin Exposure 4 Preview

The above video shows off a preview of processing a glamour photo with Alien Skin Exposure 4.

I’ll pass along full details once the software is officially released later this month.  Exposure 4 will run $249 for the full version, or $99 for upgrades from Exposure 3.  If you’ve bought Exposure 3 since November, the upgrade is free.

Also, check out Alien Skin’s Exposure page for updates.

Automatic Duck Plug-ins Now Available for Free

Automatic Duck Plug-ins

Automatic Duck has changed its focus since the big partnership announcement with Adobe.  As a result of the inability to provide the level of support that the company has provided in the past, Pro Import AE, Pro Import FCP and Pro Export FCP (both versions, for FCP7 and FCPX) are available at no charge.

You can find them on Automatic Duck’s relaunched website.