Cloak Is Where Video Footage Is Going, and It's Amazing

Photo editing, retouching, and removing something from the shot isn't easy to do especially if it's a complex part of the hair, but it's common practice for a professional photographer to be able to do it if the shot and client requires it. It involves masking the new hair refining tool brush over and selecting the best feathering to make this selection as true as possible. Have you ever thought about removing something from a video? This is what Adobe is working on and this video shows a sneak peek of what Cloak will be able to do. 

Travel photographers are also able to remove lamp posts and cars if it's right in front of the site you need to shoot. They are also often required to shoot video of the location too. But the removal of objects is not possible. Or not yet.

With Cloak it's possible to remove people from a scene or the straps of their backpacks, for example, even with the AI having no reference to draw from of what it looks like behind the straps. It's an impressive new ability that is sure to be built into After Effects and/or Adobe Premiere Pro. I just hope it comes as soon as possible. Having this in a videographers skills and ability bag will change the game for many of us.  

Is it something you would use, or would've liked to have in your arsenal when you presented the rough cut to a very particular client?

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Wouter is a portrait and street photographer based in Paris, France. He's originally from Cape Town, South Africa. He does image retouching for clients in the beauty and fashion industry and enjoys how technology makes new ways of photography possible.

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Seriously! Adobe has outdone themselves with this one. I previously thought this was impossible. Amazing

We'll see.

This is quite incredible new tech!

Yea! No more drone props or shadows. Seriously, I can now use a whole bunch of footage that was useless until now.

Now I can imagine amateur people are making a lot POV films in future where they look into the mirror and you don't see any camera on their head or chest.

Looks great - but . . . what I'd really like to see Adobe working on is perfecting what I already have in my current versions of CC. I won't spend money/time on Cloak if it slows down LR and PP any further than they already are.