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Update: Digital Anarchy FCPX Plugins for Big Sur and M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Update: Digital Anarchy FCPX Plugins for Big Sur and M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Beauty Box, Flicker Free, and Samurai Sharpen Now Optimized for Apple Final Cut Pro 10.5.2 Running on New Apple Hardware

Digital Anarchy announced it has refreshed its family of visual effects plugins for Final Cut Pro optimized for Apple’s newest M1 hardware, as well as for the newest Mac OS release, Big Sur. As part of this refresh, Digital Anarchy has released new versions of Beauty Box, Flicker Free, and Samurai Sharpen (in beta). These releases also now fully support Apple’s Metal GPU acceleration, resulting in a 25% increase in performance across its plugins.

Digital Anarchy also worked closely with the Final Cut Pro team to make sure all the plugins take advantage of the new features in FCP 10.5.2. This includes FCP’s new plugin architecture to improve performance and reliability on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.

Digital Anarchy’s Final Cut Pro plugins optimized for Apple M1 hardware, Metal and Big Sur include:

Flicker Free

Flicker Free is a Digital Anarchy’s powerful tool for deflickering video and fixes common flicker issues in video footage caused by lights and cameras being out of sync, time-lapses, slow motion video, and increasingly, drone footage. In addition to Final Cut Pro, Flicker Free also works with many video editing applications, including Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid, and Davinci Resolve.

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Deflicker Time Lapse, Rolling Bands, Slow Motion, LED's, Drones

Flicker Free is a powerful and simple way to remove flicker from your video. We offer presets for different types of footage, making it easy to eliminate flicker caused by out of sync cameras, time-lapse, or slow-motion video. Flicker Free will work on any sized footage and is compatible with a wide range of video editing applications such as After Effects, Premiere Pro, FCP, Avid, Resolve, and Vegas.

Learn MoreTry Digital Anarchy Flicker Free for free!

Beauty Box

Beauty Box is a VFX plugin that automatically identifies skin tones and creates a mask that limits the smoothing effect to just the skin areas. Simply apply the filter. Then, Beauty Box analyzes the video, sets a few Smoothing options, and renders to make skin retouching. Incredibly easy, indeed! The Beauty Box Video skin retouching plugin acts as digital makeup in post-production. It incorporates state-of-the-art face and skin detection and smoothing algorithms.

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Digital Makeup for Easily Retouching Video Footage

Beauty Box Video 4.0 takes the best selling and most awarded skin smoothing technology available and gives it real-time rendering (on some GPUs). Beauty Box already had the best automatic masking and skin retouching capabilities of any plugin. Now get incredibly fast rendering, as well.

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Samurai Sharpen

Samurai Sharpen for Video is an intelligent video sharpening tool for Final Cut Pro (as well as Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro). Digital Anarchy Samurai Sharpen for Video is edge-aware sharpening software that uses a number of intelligent algorithms. In addition, GPU acceleration gives users working with HD and 4K footage unprecedented image quality control.

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Easily Enhance Your Footage with Samurai Sharpen for Video

Video footage is often a little soft and enhancing it to sharpen certain details can make a world of difference. Quickly sharpen footage with tools designed to let you easily isolate specific areas of the footage. In other words, Sharpen only the areas that need it. State-of-the-art sharpening for video footage that’s precise and simple.

Learn MoreTry Digital Anarchy Samurai Sharpen for Video for free!

In addition to Final Cut Pro, all of Digital Anarchy’s plugins work with many video editing applications, including After Effects, Premiere Pro, Avid, and Davinci Resolve. New versions that support M1, Metal, and Big Sur will be released later this month.

Pricing and Availability

Digital Anarchy’s newly-refreshed family of VFX plugins for Final Cut Pro 10.5.2 and the Apple M1 systems are available immediately and are priced as follows:
  • Flicker Free: $149.00 USD
  • Beauty Box: $199.00 USD
  • Samurai Sharpen: $99.00 USD

See also: Product Compatibility for Apple M1 Silicon Macs

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki