Last November at Adobe MAX, Adobe revealed Project Clover, which would allow Adobe Premiere users to edit immersive videos from within Premiere. Then, last month at IBC, Adobe revealed the feature would actually be included in the next Premiere update.
At this year’s Adobe MAX, the company previewed a new concept it called Project SonicScape. The new tool would allow creators to place and align sound within immersive videos. It’s extremely similar to the free tools provided by G’Audio (which we wrote about following a demo at IBC), in that it allows users to visualize the location of different sounds within the 360 video with color-coded bubbles. Then, users can drag the sound around to match it to the location in the video that would sound most natural to the viewer.
This would allow creators to re-align spatial audio, like that captured with the Sennheiser Ambeo microphoneThis is a description of a microphone it goes here and it's long so that we see if it gets cut off. or the H2N, within Premiere so each sound matches the proper direction–cutting out an extra production step along the way. Project SonicScape would also allow users to place additional sounds in specific locations in the video.
Although there’s no guarantee that the tool will be incorporated into Adobe’s existing tools, if Project Clover is any indication, I’m keeping my hopes high.
Adobe also announced that Photoshop would now support 360 photo editing. The workflow would allow you to view 360 photos in rectilinear view for easier editing and nadirThe bottom of the sphere. removal.
At IBC in mid-September, Adobe also announced a bunch of new features for immersive video editing in Premiere Pro (including the ability to edit 360 content from within a VR headset, effects and transitions optimized for use in 360-degree spaces, title tools and and the ability to select the starting orientation of each video clip from edit to edit), which you can read about in full here.