AI Features for Video Editors In Premiere Pro

Adobe is constantly enhancing its video and audio tools with powerful new AI and 3D capabilities. The latest releases and updates for Premiere Pro give creative professionals some new fast, reliable and intuitive capabilities. In their development, Adobe's Creative Cloud video team apparently gathered feedback from more than 1,000 professional editors. The resulting AI-driven features automate some of the more tedious tasks, enabling video editors and motion designers to bring their visions to life with less effort, while various workflow enhancements boost general productivity. Let us draw your attention to a few.

Enhance Speech and Audio Category Tagging

Whether the cause is a poorly positioned mic, excessive background noise or just low-quality archive footage, poor audio can be very difficult to clean up. The Enhance Speech feature uses AI to remove background noise and enhance poorly recorded dialogue, often with remarkable success. You can also use the mix slider to retain just some of the background noise, if this gives the effect you’re looking for. The new Audio Category Tagging capability uses AI to identify dialogue, music, sound effects and ambient noise and can display relevant tools automatically. You can find both Enhance Speech and Audio Category Tagging in the Essential Sound panel. Both features process in the background so you can continue with other tasks while Premiere Pro does this work for you.

Text-based Editing

Text-based editing was introduced earlier this year to help make creating rough cuts as simple as copying and pasting text. It’s powered by Adobe Sensei and automatically transcribes clips after analysing them to give assistants, producers and editors something close to a ‘paper cut’ of the transcript. With text-based editing, you can move text around by simply cutting and pasting the sentences into any order you want. The transcript window lets you search transcripts for precise words and phrases. Rather than wading through hours of video content, you can use artificial intelligence to streamline your editing process. Other text-based editing capabilities include filler word detection for speech hesitancy ("ums" and "ers"), allowing bulk deletion of unwanted dialogue or noise.

Performance Optimisations

The latest version of Premiere Pro claims a 5X improved timeline performance. New tools such as the Effects Manager help you find incompatible plug-ins so that you can disable them to optimise system performance. And automatic project recovery helps you pick-up right where you left off in the event of a problem.

Colour

New colour preferences and improved tone mapping make the whole idea of achieving the colours you want noticeably easier. Automatic Tone Mapping has been improved to include three new tone-mapping methods. There are also new consolidated settings in the Lumetri Colour panel as well as improved Look-Up Table (LUT) management and relinking. In addition, you can make sure your colours look exactly as you want them to in QuickTime Player by adjusting them using the new Viewer Gamma option.

Other AI-Powered Features in Adobe Premiere Pro

As if more proof were needed of Adobe’s commitment to incorporating AI-based enhancements in Premiere Pro, here is a run down of some other great features.

  • Automated Object Selection and Masking:Picking objects or subjects to create masks or add modifications has always been time-consuming. Adobe has used AI for some time to improve this process with automated object selection and masking tools. Adobe’s AI-powered engine Sensei uses machine learning algorithms to identify objects from the video background with precision and clarity.
  • Content-Aware Fill and Healing: Adobe uses content-aware fill and healing technology to speed up the way you retouch and restore images and videos. It looks at surrounding pixels and intelligently checks for damaged and missing content. It then automatically removes unwanted objects, fills gaps and repairs imperfections.
  • Intelligent Auto-Adjustments: Adobe uses AI-powered tools to create intelligent auto-adjustments, including Auto Contrast, Auto-Tone and Auto Colour. By analysing the content of a video, this technology can enhance colour balance, contrast, exposure and other parameters. AI algorithms interpret the aesthetics and characteristics of the content, reducing the need for manual adjustments in the editing process.
  • Smart Enhancement and Filters: These features use AI to recognise different styles, objects and scenes. In this way, AI algorithms can apply enhancements, including noise reduction, intelligent sharpening and artistic filters, to help editors achieve their vision in significantly less time.
  • Advanced Search and Organisation: Adobe uses AI to help video editors find specific files and assets within a vast collection of video content. For example, Adobe Sensei can analyse images and use metadata recognition to automatically tag and categorise assets based on their content.
  • Automated Editing Workflows: Premiere Pro uses AI to check content, detect critical scenes and automatically generate a fully edited video. This can help spark creativity and allow editors to get closer to their goals more quickly.
  • Scene Detection and Tagging: This feature allows machine-learning algorithms to identify changes in composition and lighting to determine precise scene boundaries. This helps editors to navigate footage to find specific segments during editing. When footage is hours long, this can save a lot of time.
  • Video Stabilisation: Various cameras, such as some newer GoPro models, have in-built video stabilisation to prevent shaky videos. Adobe offers software stabilisation using AI, by checking the motion patterns within the footage and then applying corrective measures to stop the footage from shaking. In this way, the viewer enjoys cleaner, more professional video and editors avoid spending countless hours studying individual clips and stabilising them frame by frame.
  • Speed Adjustment and Timelapse Creation: Premiere Pro uses AI to facilitate intelligent speed adjustment for video clips. It will study video content and speed up or slow down clips and according to your creative editing goals, may also be used to create dramatic effects, emphasise specific actions and condense long videos into shorter sections. In addition, AI-powered time-lapse creation can amalgamate a series of images or video sequences into a timelapse, avoiding manual adjustments to individual frames.
  • Facial Recognition and Tracking: This technology allows you to automatically detect and track faces in videos. In this way, you can apply effects and adjustments to individual faces, for example to automate face blurring for privacy and legal purposes. You can also use it simply to achieve better facial recognition for identification and tagging, for example to track faces of importance throughout a video.
  • Auto Reframe: This feature uses AI to automatically reframe videos for different purposes, for example to adapt your videos for social media platforms that require different aspect ratios. In addition, the auto-reframing feature ensures that the most essential elements of the frame are kept in view so that you don’t need to spend hours reframing specific video clips throughout your footage.
  • Motion Tracking: With motion tracking, AI software can analyse motion patterns throughout footage to enable the automatic tracking of text, graphics and objects within it. This will ensure that the motion stays perfectly aligned and integrated. One application of this would be to ensure that titles, annotations and visual effects follow a moving object while keeping spatial consistency.

More Efficient Video Editing with Modern Workflows

Overall, the workflow involved in editing videos in Premiere Pro is now more intuitive, faster and more seamless than ever. New features - many powered by AI - are being added all the time and with the help of a growing ecosystem of versatile third-party apps and direct integrations, you can enjoy Premiere Pro’s capabilities beyond what’s natively built in. Whether you’re an experienced pro or a newcomer, you’ll find the right tools that fit your needs, so you can focus on your storytelling without getting distracted by having to leave the app. This means fewer clicks, more flexibility and fewer steps to realise your creative vision.

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