Blackmagic Design just released a new update for its popular editing program, Davinci Resolve. Version 18.6.4 adds support for promising new transcription tools, Blackmagic RAW SDK 3.6, general workflow features, and many bug fixes.
We all knew it was only a matter of time before Adobe started implementing its Firefly-powered generative fill-type features in its video products. I have to admit, I didn’t think it’d be quite so little time, but it looks like it’s coming soon.
At Adobe MAX, Adobe is showing off a sneak peek of some new features coming to Creative Cloud. Amongst them is “Project Fast Fill”, which brings Firefly generative AI features to Premiere Pro.
Adobe has announced new features in the latest beta versions of Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. These features cover the AI text-based editing, introduced in May, in Premiere Pro and 3D enhancements to After Effects.
For Premiere Pro, the new features include an AI-powered audio enhancer, to help deal with badly recorded sound, as well as “filler” (“ums” and “uhs”) detection in speech recognition for text-based editing.
Whip-pan transitions have been a staple in TV and movies for decades. They’re when the camera rapidly moves to the side, switching from one shot to another. We’ve covered how to shoot whip-pan transitions in-camera here on DIYP before.
I have to admit I’ve not followed much of the developments in AI over the last year or two. AI image generation just doesn’t really interest me. Well, except perhaps for generating concept images for an actual photoshoot.
ChatGPT, on the other hand, is something I’ve been experimenting with quite a bit. I’ve mostly been using it for research, but this video from Kyler Holland shows how we can use ChatGPT to make our video editing lives easier.
Adobe has released the May 2023 update for Premiere Pro CC. With it comes the new text-based editing features announced at NAB 2023 in April. It also sees a new background autosave feature that doesn’t interrupt your workflow, with intervals as short as one minute. Danish speakers can now use the AI transcribe features in their native language, and there’s a dashboard for background processes.
Other updates include smoother mouse scrolling and movements and support for Sony VENICE 2 Version 2.0 and iPhone Cinematic clips. A few new features are also beta testing Premiere Pro. These include SRT streaming support, a new colour management tab for Lumetri, collaboration features for Team Projects, and Recovery Mode for when Premiere Pro inevitably crashes during your edit.
AI has become big news over the last year or two, and not always in the best light. We’ve covered it a lot here on DIYP, but it’s not always bad. While there are obvious negative implications to AI that will require some regulation or control at some point in the future, AI also has positive benefits when it’s used responsibly. That appears to be Adobe’s attitude towards AI in its products.
We caught up with Francis Crossman, Senior Product Manager for Premiere Pro, on the Adobe stand at NAB 2023. We spoke about Adobe’s stance on AI, as well as the powerful new AI-powered text-based editing features in Premiere Pro, which can save a massive amount of time on your workflow. And, of course, we also spoke about the currently-in-beta Adobe Firefly, their new AI platform.
Adobe has announced new updates to both Premiere Pro and After Effects. Top among them is Premiere Pro’s new ability to automatically tonemap HDR footage, even iPhone HLG, to match your protect editing space. They say it retains consistent colours and avoids blown out highlights that are beyond the limits of a standard dynamic range project. As well as HDR footage, it also supports log video, including Sony S-Log, Canon C-Log, and Panasonic V-Log.
Other updates to Premiere Pro include sequence locking for offline editing, new language support for its speech-to-text engine, and a new “Reset options” at launch allows you to maintain and clean up your installation, so it continues to run smoothly. After Effects only sees one update, but it’ll be a huge update for some. It now supports OpenColorlO and ACES color management.
Adobe has released version 32.1 of the popular video editing application Premiere Pro. The new version comes with a bunch of new features, but topping the list are stylised animated graphics created from captions (including speech-to-text captions) and an update to Premiere Pro’s collaborative features, with sequence locking and easy sharing. Other features include improved masking tools and expanded XAVC HDR support, along with improved and new support for ARRIRAW and RED V-Raptor XL support.
Timelapse is one of those rabbit holes you can dive down for days. The amount of different styles and techniques out there today is just mindblowing, as is the massive amount of actual timelapse content out there to be inspired by. But while there are a lot of amazing timelapses on the web, not all timelapse creators start out as experts from the first day. Even once you’ve got your shooting technique down, there’s still work that can be done in the edit to make it more interesting.
That’s what Matthew Vandeputte looks at in this video – five different ways to improve your timelapses and take them to the next level when editing within Premiere Pro. Now, his video does specifically mention Premiere Pro, but you can do these techniques in just about any editor. It might just be called something a little different or be accessed a different way, but you should be able to follow these in most editors.