Adobe’s new updates to its video, audio and multimedia apps include improvements to the Roto Brush in After Effects.
Earlier today, Adobe introduced updates to the Adobe Creative Cloud, which include several new exciting features to Adobe’s video, audio and multimedia apps.
One potentially powerful new feature that could save creatives lots of time is Adobe’s integration of Adobe Stock audio into its Premiere Pro video editor, which means you don’t have to leave the app and hunt through stock audio libraries to find the audio clips you need. Instead, Adobe says you can search within the audio workspace of Premiere Pro itself and browse via keywords, genres and sub-genres, mood, filters (tempo and duration), etc. You can also modify your search to include audio clips with or without vocals. Plus, you can build the audio sections “without distracting audio watermarks,” and search through Stock audio providers that include Epidemic Sound and Jamendo.
The update also introduces a feature called timeline sync in Premiere Pro, which allows you to download a preview of the audio file. This essentially lets you to hear what the audio will sound like within your project without needing to download a full high quality file. Once you’ve licensed the audio clip, Premiere Pro automatically replaces the preview clip with the higher-res version. Adobe also says that the licensing process is very easy to do, and is available right in the Essentials section of Premiere Pro’s Sound panel in the app.
Adobe Sensei-Enabled Features
The updates, which Adobe says have all been powered by its artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, include several new features Adobe says are coming soon, including the following:
- A New Roto Brush in After Effects: The update will introduce the Roto Brush 2 in After Effects, which was originally called Project Fast Mask and provides you with the ability to “generate more accurate mattes when separating foreground and background elements in video sequences.” Adobe says the improved Roto Brush 2 can “track the object automatically, following its motion so you can avoid time-consuming manual frame-by-frame rotoscoping.”
- Scene Edit Detection in Premiere Pro: In addition to Adobe Audio Stock, Adobe says the new update will use Adobe Sensei in other important ways, including adding Scene Edit Detection in Premiere Pro, which will “analyze exported or archived video files and identify edits with pinpoint accuracy.” It will also automatically add cuts or markers at each edit point, turning rendered files into editable timelines and enabling per-clip adjustments, such as color correction or reframing.
- Auto Reframe in Premiere Rush: In addition to the updates for Premiere Pro, Adobe has introduced new features to Premiere Rush, including Auto Reframe, which it says “will intelligently identify the actions in your video and keep the most important part of your shot in the frame when switching between different aspect ratios.” The feature, which is already in Premiere Pro, appears to be ideal for reformatting video for social media channels.
During the product briefing, Adobe also noted that it would include other AI-powered features, including Pan and Zoom, in future updates. This particular feature, also known as the “Ken Burns Effect,” will let you pan across still images and zoom in or out.
For more information, see Adobe’s blog on the updates or see the press release below.
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Accelerate Workflows and Craft Better Stories with Adobe Creative Cloud Video and Audio Applications
Introducing Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
Today we’re excited to announce a major update across Creative Cloud, including the brand new Adobe Stock audio integration in Premiere Pro. We are also previewing several new features coming soon, including Roto Brush 2 in After Effects, Scene Edit Detection in Premiere Pro, and an Effects panel in Premiere Rush with new Auto Reframe and Pan and Zoom. Today’s release also offers performance improvements with faster load times for Premiere Pro and After Effects, improved support for linking offline files in Audition, support for Apple Afterburner and new camera format support.
Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
Music breathes life and energy into video content, helping shape the stories you tell. The latest release of Premiere Pro introduces Adobe Stock audio, a new integration that makes it easier and more efficient to find the right soundtrack for your video. Eliminating time-consuming steps, Adobe Stock audio aggregates thousands of music cues from top stock providers like Epidemic Sound and Jamendo. The integration with Premiere Pro provides the only offering in the market that allows you to search, preview, and license audio tracks within the editorial workflow.
- Search – With thousands of high-quality royalty-free music tracks available, you never have to leave your editing space to find the right soundtrack for your Search for suitable music based on mood, genre, tempo, and duration.
- Preview – Use Timeline Sync to try different music tracks together with your Built into the Essential Sound Panel, Timeline Sync allows you to test multiple music selections back-to-back, in sync with your edit in the timeline.
- Edit – Build your story with the music without distracting audio You can complete an entire edit and mix with unwatermarked preview audio files. Only license the music you want to use, after you are completely satisfied with the result.
- License – License music tracks directly inside the Essential Sound panel or from the Project It’s as easy as a few clicks and you’re back to your edit. Licensed audio automatically replaces preview files with the high-quality version throughout your edit.
Adobe Stock helps video content creators deliver better work more efficiently by making assets available within the editorial workflow. Search Adobe Stock for original HD and 4K video, professionally designed Motion Graphics templates, music, and more.
New Features Powered by Adobe Sensei Coming Soon
Adobe Sensei brings the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to accelerate time-consuming production tasks so that editors and artists can focus on the creative process. Alongside this release, we’re previewing new features powered by Adobe Sensei coming to Premiere Pro, After Effects and Premiere Rush.
- Scene Edit Detection in Premiere Pro will leverage Adobe Sensei to analyze exported or archived video files and identify edits with pinpoint Unlike existing histogram-based solutions, the new technology in Premiere Pro was built with machine learning, helping users to save time by delivering consistently reliable results. Scene Edit Detection will automatically add cuts or markers at each edit point, turning rendered files into editable timelines and enabling per-clip adjustments, such as color correction or reframing.
- Roto Brush 2 in After Effects will make rotoscoping a practical option for more Originally introduced as Project Fast Mask, Roto Brush 2 uses Adobe Sensei machine learning algorithms to generate more accurate mattes when separating foreground and background elements in video sequences. Paint over the object you want to isolate in a reference frame, including edge refinements for hair or other textures. Powered by Adobe Sensei, Roto Brush 2 will track the object automatically, following its motion so you can avoid time-consuming manual frame-by-frame rotoscoping.
- Auto Reframe in Premiere Rush will intelligently identify the actions in your video and keep the most important part of your shot in the frame when switching between different aspect Powered by Adobe Sensei and first introduced in Premiere Pro, Auto Reframe will enable you to reformat content for social media channels no matter what device you are working on, including your phone.
Future releases of Premiere Rush will offer a new Effects panel, including Auto Reframe, transitions, and Pan and Zoom, another motion effect currently in development. Pan and Zoom will allow the user to pan across still images and zoom in or out, adding new tools for visual storytelling.
Users who are interested in testing features in development can download public Beta builds of the Adobe video and audio applications from the Creative Cloud desktop application.