Adobe Premiere Pro Auto Reframe uses AI.
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Bones editor Harry B. Miller relates that AI is used for certain tasks in various editing systems including Avid’s Media Composer, “which has a software add-on that matches dialogue spoken in dailies to the script, allowing the editor to quickly find every take and angle for that part of a scene.” Adobe’s Premiere Pro can also use AI “to reframe video for different aspect ratios,” adds Miller, though he sees limitations. “A computer may know what a joke is, but it can’t tell what is funny,” he says. “Stanford University has worked on software that takes motion picture dailies and assembles shots in script order. But it can’t tell what is the best dramatic scene. To know what ‘works,’ for now, takes a human.”