Harnessing the power of Adobe Sensei’s machine learning tools, the new Remix tools, as they are being called, enable editors and content creators to try different music and refine it to better fit the duration and tone of a scene. 

Remix analyzes the music to work out how to rearrange the audio beats to fit the scene duration, even when it’s shorter or longer than the original length.

There are also improvements to HEVC exporting, faster speech-to-text transcription, support for the new Canon R5 C, and some cool new video effects.

A Post-Production DJ

Adobe’s Remix tools take an audio editing workflow that once took hours and automates it in seconds with razor cuts and crossfades that audiences will hardly notice. Moreover, editors can then use the remix sliders within Adobe’s Essential Sound Panel in Premiere Pro to fine-tune and customize the AI’s choices to their liking.

Premiere Pro_RemixRemix on Premiere ProCredit: Adobe

The performance of Adobe’s speech-to-text feature has also been fine-tuned to take advantage of Intel’s latest i9 and Apple M1 computer platforms for up to 3x faster transcriptions, and double the performance on current editing systems. 

Users can also download and store all 13 language packs and leverage the GPU and ML architectures of modern computers to create multi-language transcriptions with greater performance.

The Video Side of Things

The February Creative Cloud update also improves export speeds for 10-bit 420 HEVC hardware-accelerated encoding within Premiere Pro. As the high-resolution compression codec becomes more popular with content creators, Adobe seeks to keep pace with 10x faster performance on export with 10-bit HDR color and greater latitude when grading using Adobe’s Lumetri Color Tools.  

Other post tools include faster GPU-accelerated effects such as Linear Wipe and Block Dissolve in Premiere Pro, which give a 10x boost in speed and smoother playback during editing.

Premiere Pro_Export time for HEVC 10-bitExport Time for HEVC 10-bitCredit: Adobe

Last, but certainly not least, Adobe has added support for Canon’s 8K Mirrorless camera, the EOS R5 C, giving content creators and editors the ability to take full advantage of the new tech.

While NLE’s like Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve offer some amazing tools that take advantage of hardware acceleration, Adobe keeps innovating to stay competitive. With Final Cut being budget-friendly, and Resolve offering a free option, Adobe has to work extra hard to entice creatives.  

The February Creative Cloud update is available today. Check out the What’s New pages for Premiere Pro and After Effects for more information and to download.