Adobe Cloak is Content-Aware Fill for Video

Adobe demoed a number of technologies at Adobe MAX 2017 yesterday, including something called Cloak. It’s basically Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill for video — you can easily remove unwanted things from video, as you can see in the 6-minute demo above.

“[Cloak] enables removing unwanted things from a video by imagining what would appear if these unwanted things were removed,” Adobe says.

After creating a mask that selects the object/area in your video you’d like to remove, the system will intelligently fill in that area in each frame.

Selecting a pole that’s obstructing the video of a building in a video.

The results are impressive.

Cloak can remove people entirely from a panning shot.

Or you can even narrow things down and only remove a small portion of the scene, like the chest strap from a guy’s backpack…

A handy use case for Cloak could be removing action camera tripods and mounts from shots. No word yet on if or when we’ll actually see Cloak arrive as a feature in a software release.