Adobe has made it a point to significantly increase the update frequency of its applications, and today new versions (22.2) of Premiere Pro and After Effects were announced for download.
The new Remix tool in Premiere Pro (which was already known from the last beta) allows editors and creatives to rearrange songs to match the timing of their videos. Remix - which is based on Adobe Sensei - uses artificial intelligence to analyze the song and create a new mix that fits the desired duration, whether shorter or longer than the original. Remix is said to work so quickly that it's easy to try out different arrangements using the sliders in the Essential Sound panel. Previously, an editor could only fade music in and out or had to make precise cuts with the razor tool to manually assemble a new arrangement - a process that could take hours. With Remix, this should now be possible in seconds.
With the new version, the speech recognition for subtitle transcription "Speech to Text" is said to have become even faster and more flexible. Downloadable speech packs allow users to transcribe videos without an Internet connection. Recognition is still said to have the same accuracy that users are familiar with from the previous online version of Speech to Text.
On Intel Core i9 and Apple M1 computers, transcriptions are hereby three times faster, and on other current processors, they are generally still twice as fast. The English language pack is automatically installed with Premiere Pro. All other 12 supported languages can be installed within the application or via Creative Cloud Desktop. All language packs will be continuously updated with future releases.
On Windows systems with Intel or NVIDIA graphics cards, 10 BIt Export became up to 10 times faster. In addition, the latest version of Premiere Pro offers GPU acceleration for the Linear Wipe and Block Dissolve effects. As a result, more than 70 percent of effects in Premiere Pro are now said to be GPU-accelerated.
Owners of the new 2021 MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max processors will certainly be pleased to know that Premiere Pro now takes into account the notch in the display bezel.
All the news from the February 22.2 update can be found at here for Premiere Pro and here for After Effects. As always, the update is free for all Creative Cloud subscribers. The download is available now.