Adobe announced several updates to its products ahead of the NAB Show. These include the addition of text-based editing tools to Premier Pro, and the expansion to photos and PDFs of Frame.io’s cloud-based collaboration video platform. Frame.io’s update is intended to improve remote collaboration between departments, as well as appeal to creative professionals, businesses, and a wider audience. It introduces a new workflow that allows users to capture, review, edit and approve content from a single central hub.
Frame.io Camera-to-Cloud integrations allow photographers to transfer RAW, JPEG and HEIF images directly from their cameras into the Frame.io Cloud platform, where they can be reviewed and edited by editors. This eliminates the need for physical file transfers from memory cards or hard drives. The Fujifilm XH2S/XH2 is the first camera to connect directly to Frame.io, as was announced during last year’s Adobe Max Conference. However, a separate attachment ( for $999 ) will be required to connect wirelessly to the internet.
Frame.io’s support for PDFs allows users to review and share written materials such as scripts, press releases or photographs in real-time while the project is being developed. Frame.io users can access and edit PDF files, photos, and annotations (including on iPads and the web) just like they do with video.
Ashley Still, Senior Vice President of Creative Product Group and Digital Media Growth at Adobe, said: “Frame.io’s latest innovations extend the platform’s appeal for new market segments. They address the needs of those who are not video creatives and focus on images and marketing material. We continue to make our most powerful tools available to all creators.”
Frame.io’s Forensic Watermarking helps protect video footage, even if it is copied or recorded externally.
Adobe has also announced a new Forensic Watermarking feature, which it claims will make Frame.io the “world’s most secure collaborative platform for creatives”. This feature allows video assets of at least 30 second duration to be embedded with invisible watermarks, which persist despite screen recording, external recording and file copying. Forensic Watermarking enables Frame.io to investigate sensitive content leaks more quickly. Asset ID codes can be revealed that identify users, projects, teams, accounts and user locations within hours after launching an audit.
Adobe Premiere Pro’s video editing software will soon include a new AI text-based feature. This feature, which is powered by AI, can be used to reduce the amount of time needed to rearrange video clips and caption videos. Premiere Pro’s text-based editing features allows users to label speakers so they can easily identify who spoke what, without having to check the video playback.
Text-based editing will be available in May of this year. It can identify speakers within video footage, and then transcribe each speaker separately for editing. Premiere Pro allows users to search for specific words or phrases in a transcript window and see where they appear on the timeline. You can rearrange clips by simply copying and pasting transcribed sentences in the order you desire. The transcriptions can also be used as captions for the video.