Adobe Premiere can now remix and shorten music to fit a clip

The music accompanying a video can often have as much impact as the images in the clips themselves, and to make it easier for editors to find the perfect track, AI-powered Adobe Sensei is now used for a new Remix tool in Premiere Pro which can intelligently edit, remix and shorten tracks to perfectly match the length of a video.

The easiest way to find a piece of music that perfectly matches the tone and length of a video is to hire a composer to create a custom piece for you. But it is usually neither economical nor respectful of deadlines. The alternative solution for publishers is to adapt an existing piece of music to a project either by adjusting the timing of video clips to match the length of the music, fade the music out early, change the speed of the music, or painstakingly chop and remix the audio to make it shorter or longer – solutions that aren’t always meet deadlines, but they make people happy.

The latest Adobe Premiere Pro update adds another option that should make everyone happy. Adobe simply calls it the Remix Tool, but what it does is far from simple. It allows editors to change the duration of a piece of music on an editing timeline, but instead of the track simply being cut abruptly, Adobe Sensei analyzes the music and imperceptibly edits and reassembles it so that the beginning and the end remain the same. , but the overall timing is changed.

What the Remix tool doesn’t do is intelligently base its edits on the content of the video footage. To compensate for this, the Remix Tool has a handful of settings an editor can play with, including the option to stretch or shorten a track and sliders that alter how the tool approaches slicing by slices and dices it performs automatically. This way, editors can experiment with several automatic remixes until they find one that perfectly matches the tone or action of the video footage.