You know that whole “was this photo shopped” debate? Well, things are going to get much worse. Adobe just showed a new tech they call VoCo. Here is how Adobe describes it: “#VoCo allows you to change words in a voiceover simply by typing new words“.
And the demo that Adobe showed in AdobeMAX did exactly that. A series of cut and paste to waveforms magically changes what we hear in a sentence. But it goes further. Voco enables you to “plant” new words and phrases into an already existing voiceover.
Adobe tells us that we will be able to do soe amazing stuff with this:
When recording voiceovers, dialogue, and narration, wouldn’t you love the option to edit or insert a few words without the hassle of recreating the recording environment or bringing the voiceover artist in for another session? #VoCo allows you to change words in a voiceover simply by typing new words. Have to hear it to believe it
So, yea this can definitely save you some time if you need to fix a voice over, but it will also make any audio you hear totally unbelievable. You will never be able to know if the words you are hearing are real or the generation of a voco mix.
There, you’ve been incepted.
Adobe does not tell us yet when this feature will roll out into the creative cloud, but it would be fun to see it coming somewhen in 2017.
And I am going to leave you with how Robert Redford did it the old days: