RoughCut - Your A.I. Assistant Editor

  • imageRoughCut - Your A.I. Assistant Editor

    RoughCut uses artificial intelligence to separate your videos into color-coded shaky and stable regions. It further detects scenes by tracking the objects in the stable regions.

    https://aescripts.com/roughcut/


  • Hi! Can you please tell us how long does it take Rough Cut to analyze footage? Do you have any benchmarks done? Also please include the system specs of the workstation used for those benchmarks. Thanks!
  • Hi! Can you please tell us how long does it take Rough Cut to analyze footage? Do you have any benchmarks done? Also please include the system specs of the workstation used for those benchmarks. Thanks!
    Yes, I'd love to see benchmarks/system specs as well. The plugin sounds game-changing, but the processing time is important.


  • This looks great as going through rushes is my least favorite part.

    Would it be possible to offer a demo version (with a large watermark if needed) so that I could test it out on the type of footage I shoot and also to see how long it takes to process with my set-up?

    Many thanks.
  • Hi! Can you please tell us how long does it take Rough Cut to analyze footage? Do you have any benchmarks done? Also please include the system specs of the workstation used for those benchmarks. Thanks!
    Hey Daniel,

    The processing part is heavily optimized but it really depends on the machine that you are using. I'll try to provide some benchmarks soon, but on macbook pro 16 inch, (base model) analyzed 3 minutes of footage (24 fps) in around 30 seconds.

    And the processing time will not vary much depending on the fps as it downsamples them to lower fps.

    I'll provide more specs ASAP.
  • This looks great as going through rushes is my least favorite part.

    Would it be possible to offer a demo version (with a large watermark if needed) so that I could test it out on the type of footage I shoot and also to see how long it takes to process with my set-up?

    Many thanks.
    Hey Nic,

    You can download and use RoughCut for free for 10 days. (press TRY under the price tag)
  • First Pass with the Trial,... and I'm impressed. If there are plans to add in-focus vs out of focus it would be an absolute slam dunk! I don't know if its a possibility. I'm going to run a few more passes, and try a few more projects with it during this trial for sure. Lets's face it,... from the way it looks so far I'm going to buy it. The real question is, how can I invest? Bringing this type of AI technology that's mostly found in smart phones into applications like Premiere and After Effects is going to revolutionize the world. Nice Job! Could be the script of 2020!
  • First Pass with the Trial,... and I'm impressed. If there are plans to add in-focus vs out of focus it would be an absolute slam dunk! I don't know if its a possibility. I'm going to run a few more passes, and try a few more projects with it during this trial for sure. Lets's face it,... from the way it looks so far I'm going to buy it. The real question is, how can I invest? Bringing this type of AI technology that's mostly found in smart phones into applications like Premiere and After Effects is going to revolutionize the world. Nice Job! Could be the script of 2020!
    Thank you so much Leonard ! 
    Getting this kind of feedback is really why I brought this project to life.

    Yeah, in-focus vs out-focus filtering is possible and that would be one of the biggest features I'll work on in near future. Being an AI engineer myself I see lots of thing that can be brought to this sphere, so believe me - I'm hyped !

    And buying RoughCut is the best investment for now, cause that will enable me to fully go on developing it ! 

    Thanks again !
  • Very promising plug-in. Really looking forward to seeing this evolve!

    A couple of requests from me that would be a fantastic addition to this plugin (if possible).
    • The ability to set a maximum duration for cuts/scenes in addition to the already available minimum duration.
    • Ability to adjust the shake recognition threshold (how much shake/movement must be present before RoughCut determines it to be shaky).
    Again, really impressed with RoughCut as it is - so excited to see where this goes!
  • Very promising plug-in. Really looking forward to seeing this evolve!

    A couple of requests from me that would be a fantastic addition to this plugin (if possible).
    • The ability to set a maximum duration for cuts/scenes in addition to the already available minimum duration.
    • Ability to adjust the shake recognition threshold (how much shake/movement must be present before RoughCut determines it to be shaky).
    Again, really impressed with RoughCut as it is - so excited to see where this goes!
    Thank you so much Bryce!

    Actually both features you mentioned are already developed and ready to go, I just didn't include them as they were not fully tested, but I'll probably include them in the next update version as a lot of users want to see them.

    Thanks again and feel free to comment any other ideas you have for this product to include
  • Really handy tool! It would be great if this could recognize "static" shots too. I mean something where the camera doesn't move at all, while there might be some other movement in the picture (person, cars etc). While dreaming about RoughCut 2.X =D, would it be possible to add content recognition. Imagine if this could categorize B-Roll based on the content of the video. For an example like this: Sequence1_Car, Sequence2_Street etc.

    This looks great! Have to try out it on a project to see how the current version works with my workflow!
  • This looks great as going through rushes is my least favorite part.

    Would it be possible to offer a demo version (with a large watermark if needed) so that I could test it out on the type of footage I shoot and also to see how long it takes to process with my set-up?

    Many thanks.
    Hey Nic,

    You can download and use RoughCut for free for 10 days. (press TRY under the price tag)
    Looking forward to this. Downloading now for a big production shoot with lots of B Roll.
  • Hi guys
    I'd like to know if RoughCut will detect and cut some long static shots that only have action in a few seconds.
    E.g. I have a fixed underwater shot that lasts 9 minutes long and the only that I need are a few seconds in which a guy dives on the water.
    This is really annoying to edit because I must watch the entire shot to find the diving part.

    RoughCut will detect this cuts?

    Thanks a lot!
  • Hi guys
    I'd like to know if RoughCut will detect and cut some long static shots that only have action in a few seconds.
    E.g. I have a fixed underwater shot that lasts 9 minutes long and the only that I need are a few seconds in which a guy dives on the water.
    This is really annoying to edit because I must watch the entire shot to find the diving part.

    RoughCut will detect this cuts?

    Thanks a lot!
    Interested to hear if this is possible on current version or if it could be something this could later on. I'd think highlighting spots where there is "more action" with markers or something like that would be a cool addition to this tool! 
  • Really handy tool! It would be great if this could recognize "static" shots too. I mean something where the camera doesn't move at all, while there might be some other movement in the picture (person, cars etc). While dreaming about RoughCut 2.X =D, would it be possible to add content recognition. Imagine if this could categorize B-Roll based on the content of the video. For an example like this: Sequence1_Car, Sequence2_Street etc.

    This looks great! Have to try out it on a project to see how the current version works with my workflow!
    Static shots are possible, I'll add it to my todo list ;)
  • Hi guys
    I'd like to know if RoughCut will detect and cut some long static shots that only have action in a few seconds.
    E.g. I have a fixed underwater shot that lasts 9 minutes long and the only that I need are a few seconds in which a guy dives on the water.
    This is really annoying to edit because I must watch the entire shot to find the diving part.

    RoughCut will detect this cuts?

    Thanks a lot!
    Hey Gonzalo,

    RoughCut is made just for tasks like that and the general goal is to save your time.
    I think it should detect the action part, but it really depends on the level of action present in there. You can also activate "Scene" detection for higher chance of detecting the part you want.

    Anyway, you can try it out to find out (free trial for 10 days)
  • Hi guys
    I'd like to know if RoughCut will detect and cut some long static shots that only have action in a few seconds.
    E.g. I have a fixed underwater shot that lasts 9 minutes long and the only that I need are a few seconds in which a guy dives on the water.
    This is really annoying to edit because I must watch the entire shot to find the diving part.

    RoughCut will detect this cuts?

    Thanks a lot!
    Interested to hear if this is possible on current version or if it could be something this could later on. I'd think highlighting spots where there is "more action" with markers or something like that would be a cool addition to this tool! 
    Right now it just detects drastic changes of movement (unpleasant acceleration or deceleration regions) as shake, so the regions full of action will either be detected as shake if the movement speed is changing a lot (this is the general description of unpleasant footage) or stable if the movement is more or less in a constant speed (event if it is fast). This way it tries to cover both active and passive videos.

    Highlighting active parts can be a good idea.
    But you can give it a try now, as it may solve your problem with the current version.
  • I bought it and am super excited to use it on a current project, but I can'd even figure out how to get it into Premiere. I ran the ZXP file through the installer and can see it in my app manager, but can't find it in premiere. Is there somewhere I can go to find help doing this? thanks! 
  • I bought it and am super excited to use it on a current project, but I can'd even figure out how to get it into Premiere. I ran the ZXP file through the installer and can see it in my app manager, but can't find it in premiere. Is there somewhere I can go to find help doing this? thanks! 
    Hey Jackson, thanks for purchasing !

    After installing it you should be able to open it from the top menu bar in Premiere
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    "Window" > "Extensions" > "RoughCut for Premiere Pro"
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    Installation FAQ:

    Opening example:

    Let me know if you'll have any problems.


  • Does this plugin not work for Premiere 2020?  The window opens up, the Rough Cut logo appears, a red line on the bottom loads from left to right then...nothing happens.  Am I doing something wrong?  There's no tutorial online.  Do I need an ai to use this lol halp. 
  • Does this plugin not work for Premiere 2020?  The window opens up, the Rough Cut logo appears, a red line on the bottom loads from left to right then...nothing happens.  Am I doing something wrong?  There's no tutorial online.  Do I need an ai to use this lol halp. 
    Hey Glen

    Did you try to restart your computer and try again ? If you did without success please open a support ticket and we will figure it out.
  • Hey guys, I just made a tutorial video on RoughCut

    Check it out !

  • Where I imagine this being the most useful is actually the following — I go out and shoot some b-roll. Wow, something I just loved happened. I shake the camera around furiously and cut the take. Continue and repeat. At the end of the day, it marks the clips that have the furious shake at the end, and allows me to quickly delete all of the others. This uses the plugin to detect a motion that I am defining on-set. That is, I'm pre-determining the good footage for the editor (a human) and then letting the machine (the AI) figure out where all those clips are. But the AI isn't trying to tell me what the good footage is, it's just trying to tell me where. Would love to see a workflow that supports this. Reach out for questions or clarity, would be down to help. 
  • Hi Arthur!
    A nice plugin that can be very useful - I tried the trial version.
    But unfortunately it marks all my footage as stable, whereas I still am looking for a distinction of really stable vs less stable.
    Is there a way to lower the threshold of when to detect shake element (i.e. make it more sensitive to small shakes).
    Thanks in advance for the reply,
    Rob
  • Rob Zink said:
    Hi Arthur!
    A nice plugin that can be very useful - I tried the trial version.
    But unfortunately it marks all my footage as stable, whereas I still am looking for a distinction of really stable vs less stable.
    Is there a way to lower the threshold of when to detect shake element (i.e. make it more sensitive to small shakes).
    Thanks in advance for the reply,
    Rob
    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for the good words. 
    Unfortunately it is not possible to change the sensitivity yet but it will be one day I hope, with one of the future updates.
  • Hi.  After the analysis phase, I click "Insert" and nothing happens.  Here's a screencast:  https://www.screencast.com/t/xQYZlEHh8sZ ;  Could you let me know what I'm doing wrong?  Thanks
  • Alan Rudt said:
    Hi.  After the analysis phase, I click "Insert" and nothing happens.  Here's a screencast:  https://www.screencast.com/t/xQYZlEHh8sZ ;  Could you let me know what I'm doing wrong?  Thanks
    Hey Alan, I just replied you're support ticket ;)
  • amazing plugin! the two main issues i am having are: 
    1) The order of inserted clips is always messed up. (I have 100clips named 1-100.mp4) its always inserted as: 1.mp4, 10.mp4, 100.mp4 and not as it should be as: 1.mp4, 2.mp4 etc..
    2) There is one frame missing at the end/start of each shake and stable clips, so this makes it very hard to match footage of 2 cameras. the inserted clips (shake + stable) is always shorter than the full clips, i'd like to match handheld b-roll footage to my tripod A-roll footage. with missing frames its impossible to match.

    are these bugs that you could fix? would be amazing if those could be solved! 
  • Does RoughCut work for Premiere Pro 2021?