Thursday, February 17, 2011

Video Editing News

Beauty Box 30% off
Beauty Box is a skin retouching plug-ins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere. Using Face Detection techniques it identifies skin tones and creates a mask that limits the smoothing effect to just the skin areas. It also keeps the important features of the face sharp while reducing or eliminating wrinkles and blemishes.

Features: Face Detection, Skin Smoothing, Sharpening, External Masks, Paths As Garbage Mattes, Add Grain, Mask Creation.

Through February 23rd they are offering 30% off Beauty Box Video: $139.30 (down from $199)
AV3 Software: Beauty Box Mac, Beauty Box Win

Rental license for get
Get is a search tool for Final Cut Pro that provides a fast and accurate method for locating footage based on the spoken dialog within the video content. AV3 software is now offering 30, 60 and 90 day rentals for $59, $109 and $159 respectively.
AV3 Software: Get for FCP

Best budget color display for grading
Alexis van Hurkman recommends three affordable color-critical monitors for those interested in color grading on a budget, though "affordable" is obviously relative; the HP DreamColor LP2480zx - LCD display - TFT - 24sells on Amazon for $2,955.33! What (Inexpensive) Display Should I Buy?

Keying in After Effects
Resources and Tips for keying in After Effects at Keying introduction and resources

Preparing Canon DSLR footage for Color Correction
Robino Films has posted a short video tutorial on preparing DSLR footage for color correction using Cineform NeoHD, HDlink, FirstLight, Neat Video plugin and After Effects.
Vimeo: Canon DSLR Footage 10-Bit Color Space Up-conversion Tutorial

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