Ahead of IBC 2023, which will be held in Amsterdam from September 15, 2023, Adobe has released to the media the September updates that will be unveiled there.
Adobe Premiere Pro updates
“Enhance speech” (beta version) that removes noise from poorly recorded conversations with one click
The upgrade to Adobe Premiere Pro comes with “Speech Enhancement,” and this uses AI to clear poor conversation material and enhance voice. Noise removal has previously been possible with Premiere Pro, but with the power of AI, it will be possible to automatically categorize audio and improve the sound quality of conversation parts to the level of a professional studio. The “Enhance Speech” feature is said to be the feature that was already included in the beta version of Adobe Podcast, an AI-powered audio tool that can be tried out on the web.
Automatic detection of “uh” and “um” “Filler word detection” (beta version).
“Filler word detection” has been added to the Premiere Pro beta version. This feature allows you to automatically detect and delete filler words such as “uh” and “um.” Additionally, all fillers and breath breaks can be deleted with one click. If there were filler words or pauses, the tempo of the video would slow down a bit. Up until now users had to manually search for those places and cut them. This time it automatically detects them, but is now possible to delete.
Enhanced color processing mapping
Other updates include the addition of “enhanced color processing.” Enhancements to automatic tone mapping add three new mapping methods. Also, when playing back files exported using QuickTime using Premiere Pro, the colors may change slightly, but this has fixed the gamma issue.
Speed up timeline
Complex timelines sometimes took a long time to display, and even when you moved the playhead, they sometimes didn’t move as you expected, but with this update, the UI display speed has been increased by 5 times. This allows you to work smoothly and in a way that suits your senses.
The reliability of this new update brings about the most reliable version ever. For example, even if a third-party plugin causes a crash, it was sometimes unclear whether the plugin was the cause. In this version, Adobe added an “Effects Manager” function that enables quick troubleshooting and detection of incompatible plug-ins. Even in the unlikely event of a crash, automatic restoration allows users to seamlessly resume work on a project they left off. It introduced background autosave in early 2023, making it less likely that work will be lost.
Adobe After Effects updates
Motion graphics creation “True 3D Workspace” (beta version)
This update has a lot of 3D related features. It is now equipped with a 3D workspace called “True 3D Workspace,” which allows you to import 3D objects into After Effects.
3D models can be imported, apply animation, lighting, shading, and render them in After Effects. For example, if the background is a MOV video a 3D object is to be added in the foreground, the new workspace allows for that to be adjusted. A true 3D workspace was added that allows editors to mix 3D and 2D elements. It is also equipped with a new high-performance GPU-compatible 3D engine for photorealistic output.
This new update contains a new AI model that cuts through objects faster and more accurately. Up until now, it has provided good work efficiency, but there have been cases where recognition has been incorrect when limbs are crossed or hair is crossed. This version improves difficult rotoscoping, such as overlapping limbs and hair and transparent elements. The range of uses for rotoscoping seems to be expanding.
Adobe Frame.io updates
More flexible comparison, review and approval
In Frame.io, users can now compare all assets side by side, including videos, audio, images, PDFs, etc. It is also possible to write comments while comparing, and to zoom in and check details while comparing.
Compatible with storage
Frame.io’s new enterprise feature is released, called “Frame.io Storage Connect.” Up until now, Frame.io had been uploaded to the attached cloud, but if the user subscribes to the AWS cloud, Frame.io will be able to link and upload there. In the future, it will be possible to contract and use large-capacity cloud services at low cost.