Adobe is bringing Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill feature across to Adobe After Effects. But while Photoshop’s version of the feature is limited to removing unwanted elements from still images, After Effects can now remove unwanted objects from videos.
How After Effects’ Content-Aware Fill Works
Adobe After Effects now has the ability to remove unwanted elements from video footage. You identify the objects you want to remove from the video, and After Effects will do the rest. It analyzes the full composition, and selects which pixels to use.
After Effects’ Content-Aware Fill uses Adobe Sensei to take the hard work out of removing unwanted objects from video. Rather than requiring you to edit footage frame-by-frame, the artificial intelligence will do the heavy lifting for you.
This could prove useful in a number of different scenarios. Ranging from removing mic booms which accidentally entered a shot, to removing the modern vehicles in a period piece. And skilled video editors should be able to achieve perfection in a matter of minutes.
In this Adobe Blog post, Adobe explains how Creative Cloud subscribers can explore Content-Aware Fill using free footage from Adobe Stock. This should allow you to get to grips with the new feature before applying it to your own video footage.
Adobe’s Spring 2019 Creative Cloud Updates
Content-Aware Fill is coming to After Effects as part of the Spring 2019 updates. These updates are also bringing a Freeform Project panel to Premiere Pro, Punch and Roll to Adobe Audition, and better puppet rigging to Character Animator.
You can find out about all of these new features in this post on the Adobe Blog. And if you’re not yet using the tools mentioned in this article, here are our reasons to buy the Adobe Creative Cloud. One of which is getting instant access to new features.