Adobe has announced today a groundbreaking addition to After Effects: content-aware fill for video. The feature is powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s AI platform which helps to remove various visual elements automatically. This feature has been available in Photoshop, and it makes it much easier for photographers to remove unwanted objects from images. But now, the same feature is coming to After Effects, making life easier for video editors, too.
Content-aware fill lets you remove an unwanted object from a scene. These can be stray boom mics, unwanted signs, logos, and even people. In the video above, you can see the new feature in action, removing a few elements from the video.
All you need to do is cut out the elements you want to remove and click on Generate Fill Layer. The content-aware fill will analyze both the content and the motion of your composition and fill in each frame automatically with the most appropriate pixels. You can also paint individual reference frames to guide the program in a particular direction and make the editing more accurate throughout the video.
If you use Photoshop, you know that the content-aware fill sometimes needs a bit of fine-tuning. So, you can do the same after the AI does its work on your videos in After Effects. Even if the result doesn’t turn out perfect in every single frame, it will still save you up hours of work.
In addition to the content-aware fill for After Effects, Adobe has introduced a few more updates to After Effects and Premiere Pro. They focus on organizing your media, polishing audio in your work, and achieving a faster, more efficient editing.
The new Adobe features have been announced ahead of this year’s NAB show, and they are all now available with the latest version of Creative Cloud. For more info on pricing, head over to Adobe’s website.