With Adobe’s Video Editor, you can now intelligently remix and shorten music to perfectly fit the length of a clip

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When it comes to trimming audio, Premiere Pro’s new Remix Tool promises to save editors time.

Music can often be as impactful as the imagery in a video, and for editors to find the perfect track more easily, Adobe Sensei is now being used for a new Remix Tool in Premiere Pro, which can intelligently edit, remix, and shorten track lengths to perfectly match the video.

The easiest way to find music that perfectly matches a video’s tone and duration is to hire a composer to create a piece just for you. That’s neither budget-friendly nor time-efficient, however. Alternative solutions include adapting the existing piece of music to a project by adjusting the length of the video clips to match the music, fading out the music early, changing the speed of the music, or painstakingly trimming and remixing the audio to shorten or lengthen it – solutions that aren’t always deadline friendly, but are pleasing to the money people.

Adobe Premiere Pro’s latest update adds yet another option that should please everyone. Adobe calls it the Remix Tool, but what it actually does is far from simple. The software enables editors to change the length of a piece of music on an editing timeline, but instead of just abruptly cutting it off, Adobe Sensei analyzes it and imperceptibly edits and reassembles the music so that the start and end are the same, but the overall timing is changed.

By contrast, the Remix Tool does not intelligently adapt its edits to the contents of the video footage. To make up for this, the Remix Tool has a handful of settings an editor can play with, including the option to stretch or shorten a track and sliders that affect how the tool handles the automatic cutting and dicing. Editors can test several auto-remixes until one perfectly matches the tone or action in the video footage.