2 min Devices

Adobe After Effects gets option to remove unwanted objects from videos

Adobe After Effects gets option to remove unwanted objects from videos

Adobe has announced that it will bring a feature called content-aware fill to After Effects. This function makes it possible to automatically remove unwanted objects from a video. That’s what TechCrunch reports.

The special effects software, which is part of the Creative Cloud service, fills in the empty space with the appropriate pixels, based on the content around the object. The function was previously available in Photoshop, but not yet in After Effects. This is much more difficult for videos, because the process has to be performed for each image while the objects are moving.

The new feature is driven by Adobe Sensei, the company’s AI platform. To remove an object from a scene, it must be masked. If everything works as planned, the tools automatically follow the object through a scene, even if it is just behind another object. The object is automatically replaced by suitable pixels.

If it is necessary to improve the result a bit, it is also possible to use Photoshop to make reference frames. The company also points out that content-aware fill can also be very useful for 360 degree VR projects, where it is not always possible to hide everything around the camera.

Other updates

Next week the annual NAB show will take place, with which Adobe also launches all kinds of other video updates for After Effects as well as Premiere Pro. Some of these updates focus on improving workflow, such as the new Freeform Project panel, which allows for visual arrangement of assets, and improved audio tools.

The company has also worked hard to improve the performance of its applications. GPU rendering in Premiere, for example, can make a significant difference in the time it takes to export a project. Mask tracking is now 38 times faster for 8K videos and 4 times faster for HD scenes.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.