Categories: Technology

Adobe Premiere Pro Beta Introduces AI-Powered Audio Editing Features

  • Interactive Fade Handles: Premiere Pro beta introduces interactive fade handles for efficient audio transition creation, simplifying the editing process.
  • Enhanced Speech Beta: Aiming for cleaner dialogue, the Enhanced Speech beta feature in Premiere Pro removes background noise, enhancing clarity.
  • Published by
    Lethabo Ntsoane

In a bid to revolutionize the audio editing experience for video content creators, Adobe has unveiled a range of AI-powered features in the latest Premiere Pro beta. The updates aim to alleviate the tedious aspects of audio editing, offering users more efficient tools to enhance the quality of their projects.

Interactive Fade Handles for Seamless Transitions

One of the standout features in the Premiere Pro beta is the introduction of interactive fade handles. Editors can now create custom audio transitions with ease by simply dragging the handles directly across the main editing timeline. This intuitive approach promises to save time and effort in crafting smooth audio transitions.

Enhanced Speech Beta: Cleaner Dialogue Coming Soon

The Enhanced Speech beta feature, currently in testing, tackles the common challenge of poorly recorded dialogue. By automatically removing unwanted background noise and improving overall clarity, Enhanced Speech aims to elevate the quality of dialogue in video projects. This feature is expected to be available to all Premiere Pro users in February.

AI-Powered Audio Category Tagging

Premiere Pro’s beta introduces AI-powered audio category tagging, an innovative feature that automatically identifies and labels clips. Categorizations include dialogue, music, sound effects, and ambient noise. Interactive badges associated with these categories reduce the “mouse mileage” needed to find specific editing tools. Clicking on the assigned category badge opens the Essential Sound panel, providing easy one-click access to common tools used for that type of audio clip.

DialogueSpeech and character interactions
MusicBackground music and musical elements
Sound EffectsSpecific audio effects and enhancements
Ambient NoiseEnvironmental sounds and background noise

Redesigned Clip Badges for Efficiency

Clip badges have undergone a redesign to streamline the application of audio effects. This not only makes the process quicker but also helps identify clips with effects already applied more easily from the timeline.

Additional Quality-of-Life Improvements

The Premiere Pro beta brings several quality-of-life improvements to enhance the overall editing experience. Waveforms, the graphical representation of sound patterns, now automatically resize when adjusting track height in the editing timeline. Clips have updated colors, making them more visible and providing greater control over visual customization of the timeline layout.

Premiere Pro Beta Availability and User Benefits

The Premiere Pro beta is a standalone application available to Creative Cloud subscribers. This allows users to experiment with new features before they are integrated into the main Premiere Pro app. The updates are not meant to fully automate audio editing but to optimize the existing process, enabling editors to have more time for other creative endeavors.

In the words of Paul Saccone, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Adobe Pro Video, “As Premiere Pro becomes the first choice for more and more professional editors, we’re seeing editors being asked to do a lot more than just cut picture. The more we can enable customers to make this sort of work easier and more intuitive inside Premiere Pro, the more successful they’re going to be in their other creative endeavours.”


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Lethabo Ntsoane

Lethabo Ntsoane holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa. He is a Financial Product commentator at Rateweb. He is an expect financial product analyst with years of experience in reviewing products and offering commentary. Lethabo majors in financial news, reviews and financial tips. He can be contacted: Email: Twitter: @NtsoaneLethabo