Over the last year Artificial Intelligence (AI) development has advanced by leaps and bounds and is starting to be used more frequently. It should come as no surprise that various companies are investing heavily in the development of AI for video editing, as it has the potential to simplify and improve numerous areas.
AI-Assisted Video Curation
One of the main areas in which AI has started to play a role in video editing already is in video curation. Normally a human editor would have to spend a considerable amount of time going over reams of video footage and selecting the parts that they want to use, but with the assistance of AI the time that it takes could be significantly reduced.
During the last year the role that AI could play in video curation was illustrated by IBM when it used its Watson supercomputer to curate video footage to use in a horror film trailer. Similarly the recently released Google Clips camera uses AI to automatically record clips that it thinks the viewer will find interesting – and gradually improves and ‘learns’ about the viewers’ preferences.
AI-Enhanced Editing Tools
Aside from video curation, AI is already playing a role in enhancing many types of editing tools and improving the algorithms that they use. Some of the areas in which Adobe has started to use AI to enhance its editing tools include color balance and facial recognition.
In theory AI could potentially be employed in any algorithm-based editing tool. While it is unlikely to fully automate some tools, it could help to provide suggestions that a human editor could then opt to take advantage of. For example, AI could suggest filters that could be used, make certain effects easier to apply, or point out cuts that could be made.
It is worth noting that AI is unlikely to fully supplant human editors, especially due to how subjective video editing can be. However it can make it easier for beginners to edit their videos to a higher standard, while at the same time reducing the workload for professional editors by taking care of more time-consuming tasks.
Although AI is already being rolled out in video editing, most editors still don’t fully utilize it but rather apply it in parts as smarter and more capable algorithms. If you’d like to see an example of that you could try Movavi Video Suite and see how intuitive and easy it is to edit your videos with its help. In particular you should try its ‘Montage Wizard’ feature that will help you automatically compile footage into a video.
The features in Movavi Video Suite contain everything you could possibly need from a video maker and will allow you to enhance the video quality, add audio tracks, apply special effects and filters, insert captions, cut and join video segments, and more. As much as it isn’t going to fully automate things the way AI could – it does come close.