Accusonus, a leading provider of machine learning-based software products for audio repair and music production announced it has licensed its patented single-channel noise and reverb removal technology to Adobe.
The Accusonus audio repair algorithms enable high-quality audio enhancement within easy-to-use, fast and efficient workflows. The new technology will be incorporated into the next releases of Adobe Premier Pro CC, and Adobe Audition CC, both part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.
In addition to the noise and reverb removal technology in the upcoming releases of Adobe Premier Pro CC and Audition CC, Accusonus offers a suite of Enhancement and Repair of Audio (ERA) single-knob plugins and will soon be introducing two new offerings available for separate purchase: The ERA De-Clipper and ERA Voice Leveler.
With these new additions, the standard Accusonus ERA Bundle – which includes ERA Noise Remover, ERA Reverb Remover, ERA De-Esser, and ERA Plosive Remover – will total six plugins.
All Accusonus ERA plug-ins have been tested extensively and work seamlessly within Adobe Premier Pro CC and Adobe Audition CC. Each of these solves an important, common audio problem by offering high-quality processing in a streamlined workflow. The ERA Bundle Pro adds ERA-D, a joint de-noise and de-reverberation tool that offers a dual channel workflow and spectral band processing.
Acusonusus’ ERA Bundle plugins run on both Windows and Mac platforms.
Netflix announced the Netflix Post Technology Alliance. It is a program for manufacturers of products that generate or manage any kind of sound data, image data, or metadata from production through post. Any product that meets this criterion is a candidate for the Netflix Post Technology Alliance logo.
As an artist, it’s important that your needs drive the technical innovation in the tools you use. The Netflix Post Technology Alliance will act as a conduit for Netflix to support creatives and technology partners on new feature sets for tools, so artists can spend their creative energy on what matters most – the storytelling.
Adobe announced that they are excited that Adobe will be joining Netflix’s new Post Technology Alliance. Adobe Premier Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC will receive a Post Technology Alliance product designation. Together, Adobe and Netflix will work hand-in-hand to solve the challenges currently faced by post-production professionals and push the boundaries of technology so creativity can flow freely.
The Netflix Post Technology Alliance includes the industry leaders in four categories: cameras, creative editorial, color grading, and IMF packaging, with products from Adobe, Arri, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Colorfront, Fraunhofer IIS, Filmlight, Marquise Technologies, MTI Film, Ownzones, Panasonic, Red Digital Cinema, Rohde & Schwarz, and Sony.
Netflix has launched a new logo program to help people identify the products that are partners. When you see the Netflix Post Technology Alliance logo, you’ll know the product meets Netflix’s technical and delivery specifications today, and will continue to do so in the future.
It’s not always possible to gather all of the footage yourself for a video project. Or, maybe you just need a cool bit of video to spruce up that latest video package. Having access to stock footage in these cases can be a real lifesaver for busy video producers. But it can be a challenge to find good stock footage, and when you do find it, you may have to clear multiple levels of licensing, which can be a real hassle.
Adobe recently partnered with stock video company Pond5 to make it easier for Adobe Creative Cloud users to get access to Pond5 content:
…we are excited to announce our partnership with Pond5 to further expand our video offering. Pond5 offers a diverse library of videos, motion-graphics and more, sourced from an international community of artists. The collection spans across a mix of modern, highly sought after content themes such as lifestyle, recreation, sports, cinematic, and aerial footage.
Our partnership will bring a large and growing segment of high-quality footage clips from Pond5’s collection. Our customers will have access to this wide range of video and motion graphics content at their fingertips, thanks to Adobe Stock’s native integrations into Creative Cloud applications.
Adobe goes on to note that this partnership will also be beneficial to Pond5 contributors, as their creations will now be easier to access for Creative Cloud users.
Last fall, NewTek, the Texas-based hardware/software developer renowned for its media and broadcast products, announced the launch of its new NDI protocol for transmitting video over digital networks. Since then, NewTek has been working with third parties to help expand the adoption of NDI. Last month, NewTek announced it would bring NDI to Adobe’s Creative Cloud family of applications and services:
The NDI integration enables users of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC and other Adobe Creative Cloud applications to send real-time video and audio to any NDI-enabled receiving product, such as production switchers or capture cards, across a standard Ethernet network. With NDI for Adobe Creative Cloud, creators and producers can significantly accelerate their pre- and post- production pipelines, bypassing rendering and uploading of creative elements for a faster, more efficient delivery for content review and approval. It also allows teams in different locations to work together in one interface in real-time, making creative decisions collaboratively—and saving valuable time in the process.
NewTek’s NDI plugin for Adobe Creative Cloud is available thru a $9.99 monthly subscription from the NewTek Store. The NDI protocol itself is now available as a royalty-free software developer kit for any company looking to establish IP workflows within their organization, or in production tools and systems they manufacture.