Adobe is adding a new feature to its Premiere Pro desktop video editing app to make creating content for multiple formats easier. Known as Auto Reframe, the tool is powered by Adobe Sensei and will launch in late 2019.
At Adobe MAX in October 2018, Adobe gave a sneak peak of a new video tool called “Project Smooth Operator.” Out of the early demo came Auto Reframe, now being shown at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam.
In the simplest terms, Auto Reframe adjusts your video clips so that the action of a scene is never out of frame, even when you need to reformat your video for another aspect ratio. Here’s how Adobe describes it: Powered by Adobe Sensei, Auto Reframe intelligently reframes and reformats video content for different aspect ratios, from square to vertical to cinematic 16:9 versions. Like Content-Aware Fill for After Effects (introduced in Spring 2019), Auto Reframe uses AI and machine learning to accelerate manual production tasks, without sacrificing creative control. Through Adobe Sensei, we’re leveraging over a decade of AI and machine learning capabilities built into Adobe’s flagship products.
Adobe says Auto Reframe will be great for broadcasters, or anyone who needs to optimize content for different platforms. Creators building media for both Instagram’s vertical format and YouTube’s landscape-first interface will probably see the most benefit. Reframing can be applied as an effect to individual clips or entire sequences.
There’s no definite release date set for Auto Reframe yet, but Adobe promises the feature will launch in Premiere Pro on the Mac later in 2019. For now, you can watch a preview video below. In September 2019, Adobe also published a preview video of its upcoming Banner Ad Reflow feature coming to Photoshop.