Editing Movies In 2021 Using AI

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gradually becoming a part of our everyday lives – including in our movies. It can be found in workplaces all over the globe, and it has even started to replace some workers. 

It has made a massive impact in the movie industry. There are several applications readily available that allow video editors to edit movies with ease, even those with little experience should be able to operate these easy to use software packages. It is designed to solve problems without having to use other tools. AI-enabled video cameras have been around for some time now, but video editing AI software has been growing in popularity in recent years. These applications are easily accessible, and there are several video editors using them on a regular basis. 

AI in movies is more common than you might think. Even some of the best movies uploaded to streaming services like YouTube use AI algorithms. It is playing a vital role in the future of movie editing and almost everybody working in the industry is learning how to use AI technology 

AI Can Benefit Those Posting Short Videos

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A lot of people assume that AI technology is only available to Hollywood movie editors, but more people than ever before are using these video editing applications. If you are planning on posting a video to your social media account, or you are editing a family video, AI can help you bring your movies to the next level. These software packages are so easy to use, so you don’t have to worry about having a background in editing. Most AI applications are designed to make the process straightforward.  

Over the past five or six years, short video clips have become very popular on social media platforms. Almost 700 million people have set up an account with TikTok, a Chinese social media platform known for people posting short video clips. The likelihood of someone watching an entire short video is far greater than a viewer watching a longer video, but producing these snippets without AI technology can prove tricky. If you want viewers to engage in your video, AI can help because it can simulate activity and motion, which is why so many professional marketing companies use AI technology regularly to promote their products. YouTube, one of Tik Tok’s main competitors, are well aware of the demand for these short videos, which is why they have been encouraging YouTuber’s to upload videos that last ten seconds or less. They are providing YouTubers with incredible financial incentives for popular short video clips to compete with TikTok. People are using programs to modify images in movies to make their clips stand out. AI can make suggestions to help you produce a great video. 

Why You Should Consider Using AI To Edit Videos?

There are several reasons why you should take AI technology on-board such as:

  • Editing movies can consume a lot of time, but with AI software you should be able to reduce the amount of time spent editing. It can help you edit a video a lot faster than a human can. 
  • It can help you find the best angles to shoot from
  • Save money: Hiring a professional editor can cost a pretty penny. By installing an AI video editing application and learning how to use it can save you a lot of cash. 
  • It can learn from its mistakes and edit them without any human interaction
  • AI can add filters to enhance your video clips
  • Organizing footage without AI technology can be difficult
  • It can help you find the best parts of the video you have captured
  • AI can remove objects in a video

AI video editing software has been around for several years, but those with very little experience found these packages complicated. With social media and streaming platforms becoming part of our everyday lives, there are lots of new video editing tools available. AI is becoming one of the most used tools in the industry, and we are still in its infancy. However, several AI applications include simplified drag and drop interfaces. They allow you to edit your footage with ease, even if you don’t consider yourself a tech-savvy person. These applications allow you to add transitions to your clips and filters too. Once your editing is complete, you should have no problems uploading the videos to the internet. 

What are the Problems People Face when Editing With AI?

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Unfortunately, AI is far from perfect, and because we are only at the beginning of using the technology, you might find it slightly challenging. At the end of the day, it is machine-made editing, so sometimes people don’t like what these tools produce. It might not produce what you want, so you might have to make some changes to your video using other tools. It might take time for the AI to learn how you like to edit, and what shots you would like to use. However, the more you use AI the better it will get at understanding your preferences, but training the AI can be hard. Just because you are using an AI tool, there is no guarantee that it will make sufficient improvements to your movie. 

Don’t be surprised if AI makes plenty of mistakes, especially when you start using it. If you are in the market for a new AI tool, make sure it is up to date. Older versions might not be compatible with your machine. Some outdated versions might struggle to upload videos to the web, so it is worth researching the tool before spending your hard-earned money. However, there are plenty of free trial versions and demos out there. You can try these applications before investing in a full version. This is a fantastic way of seeing what it is like to operate the software before spending a single penny. 

What Can You Expect From an AI Video Editing Tool?

Big multimedia companies like Adobe have released AI software that allows movie editors to create and edit videos from home. If you are looking for an AI tool to improve your clips, there are lots of things you should look out for such as:

  • Does it detect unwanted objects? Most reputable packages will detect and remove unwanted objects that are caught on camera, such as a person blinking. 
  • Does it enhance the colour of the video automatically?
  • Does it automatically add filters to your video clip?
  • Will it detect faces?
  • Can it create a video in real-time?
  • Does it make your videos look even more realistic?
  • Does it have built-in visual effects? If there is a library of visual effects you might be able to add them to your video.  
  • Does it have audio effects available? If so, you should be able to add these sound clips to your videos. 

Although a lot of these editors might seem easy to use, don’t underestimate the power of these applications. AI can help you customize your movies to increase user engagement. It can help you save time, so you can focus on the story of your movie. It looks like AI technology is here to stay, so you can expect even more software to become available in the near future.

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