Adobe announces video-centric new tools, including Content Aware Fill in After Effects


posted Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM EDT


Adobe has updated a host of their video products ahead of the NAB show in Las Vegas this week. Premiere, After Effects, and Audition are all seeing brand new features added today, with the most standout being Content-Aware Fill for video inside After Effects. Adobe is billing that update as "ground-breaking" technology powered by their machine learning/artificial intelligence program, Adobe Sensei. Additionally, new capabilities for titles and graphics, crafting animations, refining audio mixing, and organizing and preparing project media have been added. Some of the hundreds of performance improvements include faster Mask Tracking for effects and color workflows, dual GPU optimization and improved hardware acceleration for HEVC and H.264 formats in Premiere Pro. In After Effects, enhancements include GPU-accelerated effects, such as Change Color and Roughen Edges.

Remove unwanted objects automatically with Content-Aware Fill in After Effects—Formerly Project Cloak, Content-Aware Fill for video is powered by Adobe Sensei and automates the process of removing visual elements like boom mics, signs, logos and even people from footage, saving hours of tedious manual work.

Organize and storyboard your media in the Freeform Project panel in Premiere Pro—Arrange assets visually and save layouts for shot selects, production tasks, brainstorming story ideas, and assembly edits.

Design with precision and consistency with Rulers and Guides—Work with familiar Adobe design tools inside Premiere Pro, making it easier to align titling, animate effects, and ensure consistency across deliverables.

And faster mask tracking:

Polish audio easily and efficiently with Punch and Roll in Audition—The new feature provides efficient production workflows in both Waveform and Multitrack for longform recording, including voiceover and audiobook creators.

Generate an audio mix with Auto Ducking for ambient sound in Audition and Premiere Pro—Powered by Adobe Sensei, Auto Ducking now allows for dynamic adjustments to ambient sounds against spoken dialog. Keyframed adjustments can be manually fine-tuned to retain creative control over a mix.

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