Adobe Media Encoder supports frame sizes up to 8K.
Not all codecs support large frame sizes, but for those that do – such as ProRes and HEVC – Adobe Media Encoder will compress them.
In Tip #1829, we learned that Apple Compressor limits compressed file sizes to 4K, except for ProRes.
But, Adobe Media Encoder will support up to 8K UHD (7680 x 4320 pixels) for some formats, such as HEVC and Apple ProRes.
NOTE: H.264 is limited to 4K due to the design of the codec.
To compress a file that large, you’ll need to create a custom preset (see screen shot) and select a codec that supports frame sizes that large. HEVC is a good choice for compressed files, while ProRes 422 is a good choice for higher-quality files.
NOTE: Keep in mind that HEVC will take significantly longer to compress than H.264, so be sure to allow extra time for compression.
An adjustment layer is a custom title template which changes all clips below it in the timeline. For example, add an adjustment layer to change all clips below it to black-and-white, or apply the broadcast safe filter to your entire project, or apply the same color grade to multiple clips.
The benefit to an adjustment layer is that you can change the effect settings in the layer, without needing to adjust each individual clip. Or, remove an effect from multiple clips simply by removing the adjustment layer.
Premiere and Photoshop support adjustment layers natively. Final Cut does not. But… you can create one!
Here’s an article on my website that explains how to create an adjustment layer (you’ll need Motion). It’s a special form of a Title effect.
Another benefit – besides speed and flexibility – to creating an adjustment layer template is that you can “bake” in custom effects into the adjustment layer, as my article illustrates. This can save a significant amount of time during an edit.
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One of the burgeoning fields in post-production is Artificial Intelligence (AI) or machine learning. For example, upscaling or “uprezzing” is something most editors do every day without thinking much about it. Drop in a 720p clip into your HD 1080p timeline and scale it up to fill the screen and move on. The issue is that simply scaling the clip looks soft.
NLE’s today default to using a simple zoom for up-scaling because it is fast. But, thanks to AI, there are more options available today than ever before.
When we talk about A.I. there are broadly two types of artificial intelligence. The first, called General A.I. (or AGI), is real intelligence like a human has – think of a robot that can really think for itself. The second is narrow A.I., a.k.a machine learning or pattern recognition or neural networks. It is this that is being leveraged to find those missing pixels.
Here’s his leaderboard in order of quality:
Adobe Camera Raw
Topaz Video Enhance AI
Topaz Gigapixel AI
Davinci Resolve Super Scale
After Effects Detail-preserving Upscale
NOTE: While this lists the results in terms of quality, the first few choices are also the hardest to use.
The article provides more details, comparison images and a video showing the results of uprezzing film from 1911 to 4K.
Transcriptive creates a text-based editing system for Adobe Premiere transcripts.
First reported by NewsShooter.com, link, Digital Anarchy has released a new take on its intelligent transcription products called Transcriptive Rough Cutter.
Rough Cutter for Adobe Premiere is built on Digital Anarchy’s Transcriptive AI plug in, and it automatically and instantly creates new video sequences by analyzing text transcripts. The edits in the sequence perfectly match the edits in the transcript so this lets you create an instant rough cut, complete with a timecode associated with each word.
Video editors can edit sequences and clips by simply editing the text of the transcripts it generates. Premiere Pro editors working with a sequence of one or more clips can use the transcript text to literally cut video and create new sequences; text edits in the transcript will be reflected as edits in the video, precisely at the points in the text where words, phrases or even paragraphs were deleted. This creates a new assembly or rough cut that reflects the edits made on the original text.
Transcriptive Rough Cutter can use transcripts from Transcriptive-A.I., Adobe Sensei (A.I.) Captions, human transcripts, and other types of transcription.
In a recent blog post, Jim Tierney, CEO of Digital Anarchy, also detailed how to move transcripts from Adobe Premiere Pro to Transcriptive and back.
“If you want to make use of the Adobe transcriptions anywhere but in the Premiere’s Text panel… it involves several steps (instead of the one-step process it should be).”
“Their new Caption system is in the release version of CC 2021. So if you’re trying to get captions out of Transcriptive and into Premiere, you can do that with any version of CC 2021. Since this is easy, just Export out of Transcriptive and Import in Premiere.”
His blog then details how to get transcriptions out of Premiere for review and editing in Transcriptive, then back into Premiere for actual captioning.
MovieCaptioner creates, imports and exports captions.
Captions are increasingly important, not just for new media, but existing files as well. Synchrimedia makes MovieCaptioner, an after-the-fact caption software for Mac or Windows computers.
NOTE: I’ve used this software on my own projects.
It can create captions manually, or import 18 different caption formats. It supports 25 different caption export formats. Last week, they released a free upgrade optimized for Big Sur. Other new features in the upgrade include:
New 1-Minute Intervals Transcripts option under the Edit menu. Displays all captions for each minute of video instead of timecode for each caption. It is also an available option under the Multi-File Export option.
Restored the left/right arrows for the buttons that maximize or minimize the share of the screen either for transcribing or editing (the 2 buttons next to the Duration timecode display above the movie). With Catalina and Big Sur, these arrows were missing.
Fixed a bug where the Caption Row is sometimes unpopulated, preventing captions from displaying in Preview mode.
Fixed a bug where the last transcribed caption was not being displayed if all captions were not yet transcribed.
Timecode will now continue to run in Preview mode even past the last caption.
Removed a stray alert in the Split Caption button that was for development purposes only.
The software is $49 single-user – 50% off from now til Sept. 6, 2021. (10-user and site licensing is also available.)
Here’s the link to learn more. A free trial is available.
M1 support adds speed, captions available to “All App” subscribers free.
Adobe released a significant update to Premiere Pro in July that supported speech-to-text and native M1 Mac support. Here are key details taken from Adobe’s press release.
Available now, Speech to Text in Premiere Pro gives creators all the tools they need to make captioned videos the new standard. With Speech to Text, Premiere Pro is the only NLE offering an integrated and automated workflow for creating transcriptions and captions. Speech to Text is, on average, 5x faster than other captioning workflows and is included at no additional cost for subscribers.
As well, native support for Macs powered by M1 in Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, and Character Animator, accelerates those applications on the latest Macs. New text and graphic capabilities give storytellers more creative tools for titles and captions. Across the release, and in public Beta, there are improvements for collaboration, color, and performance.
Speech to Text
Speech to Text includes support for 13 languages, and early access users around the world have confirmed the impressive accuracy of their transcriptions. When changes are needed, such as correcting the spelling of names, users can easily edit the text in the transcript. When the transcript is ready, Speech to Text automatically creates captions on the Timeline, leveraging the power of Adobe Sensei machine learning to match the pacing of human speech. Once the words are on the Timeline, captions can be customized using the design tools in the Essential Graphics panel.
Speech to Text is included with a Premiere Pro or Creative Cloud all apps subscriptions at no additional cost, enabling Premiere Pro users to increase the value of their video content easily and efficiently.
Premiere Pro on M1-powered Macs
Premiere Pro and the Adobe video apps enable editors and content creators to leverage the latest Mac hardware so they can keep up in a fast-paced world. With native support for M1 on Mac , Premiere Pro runs nearly 80% faster than comparable Intel-based Macs. As users upgrade to M1-powered Macs, Premiere Pro is ready for them. Along with Premiere Pro, the July release includes M1 support for Media Encoder and Character Animator. Premiere Rush and Audition received M1 support in April and May, respectively. And M1 support for After Effects will be introduced in public Beta later this year. After Effects integration features within Premiere Pro, such as Dynamic Link and Motion Graphics templates, have already been optimized for M1-powered Macs.
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The new integrated speech-to-text workflow in Premiere improves efficiency.
The Pfeiffer Report was commissioned by Adobe to analyze the efficiency and productivity gains of the Speech to Text feature set in Adobe Premiere Pro.
On average, Speech to Text provided a 187% productivity increase over using online transcriptions based on six individual workflow scenarios that Pfeiffer tested.
Here’s a link to the full report. (Free and no user data required.)
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