Another year, another International Broadcasting Convention came and went in Amsterdam. While we’ve covered some big conferences in years past, this year’s IBC brought quite a bit of news and releases from almost all of the major players in film and video.

However, while artificial intelligence might of been the biggest story of NAB this year, IBC was a bit more diversified with camera releases and tech updates that weren’t just about AI and machine learning.

While there are undoubtedly new AI features to report from Adobe, the big news is the helpful new tools and features (that might be AI-powered) coming to Premiere Pro, After Effects, and

Let’s look at the latest tools and features coming to Adobe filmmaking and video editing products and apps.

Premiere Pro Updates

While Adobe Premiere Pro's AI tool Firefly might still be getting headlines for all of its Photoshop features like Generative Fill, it’s nice to see that Premiere Pro is getting a fair amount of updates of its own.

In particular, the Enhance Speech feature (which is currently in beta) is set to launch soon. Enhance Speech will use AI to remove noise and improve the quality of dialogue in your voice recordings. This audio tool will ultimately help all of your audio tracks sound as if they were recorded in a professional studio, even if you were pulling soundbites from the field or—worse yet—from your camera’s built-in audio recorder (like a smartphone).

On top of that, Adobe has also announced a new AI-based Filler Word Detection feature in their Text-Based Editing tool (which is also currently in beta). This tool will instantly remove all of your “uhs” and “ums” from your dialogue or interviews.

After Effects Updates

As for After Effects, Adobe has a cool new AI-powered Roto Brush tool to show off that should save hours of tedious rotoscoping work with the help of their machine learning algorithms. This tool will focus on finding hard-to-isolate objects such as overlapping limbs, hair, or other transparencies by separating them from their backgrounds with ease. With this addition, editors, motion designers, and VFX artists of all types will be able to shave hours off of rotoscoping work and instead focus on the more nuanced (read that as human-proof) of VFX and motion graphics.

After Effects will also see a new true 3D workspace for the first time, opening the door to an entirely new way to design in motion. With this 3D workspace, you’ll be able to add depth and dimension to compositions in a unified space with the native import of 3D models.

Plus, you’ll be able to realistically place said models into a scene with complementary lighting and shadows using any image as a light source with Image-Based Lighting. This should unlock plenty of beautiful 3D motion graphic possibilities where you can add effects that reference another layer like Displacement Map, Vector Blur, or Calculations.

Overall Performance Optimization

Overall though, Adobe touts this latest batch of updates as focused on holistic performance optimization. Premiere Pro in particular should see massive timeline improvements for up to 5 times faster performance, as well as new tools such as Effects Manager to help users find incompatible plug-ins to optimize system performance.

There are also color improvements with new color preferences and consolidated settings coming to the Lumetri Color panel plus improved LUT management and relinking. is also getting new camera-to-cloud integrations for FUJIFILM GFX-100ii, Atomos Ninja, and Accsoon SeeMo devices as well as a Storage Connect feature for enterprise host assets.


All of these new updates and features are now available in beta and are planned to be released to the general public later this fall.

For more info you can check your Adobe products or visit the app pages for Premiere Pro (beta) and After Effects (beta).