Disney Research Reveals Automated Multicam Editing Tool

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Disney Research has been building technology that delivers automated edits from multi-camera footage. The algorithm uses cinematic rules and practices--such as the 180-degree rule, and cutting on action--to create what they tout as "a very passable, almost human edit."

As Philip Hodgetts writes, "This type of research is indicative of what can be done (and therefore almost certainly will be done): combine a good multicam edit, with content metadata and perhaps you’d have a decent first pass, that could be built on, finished and polished by the skilled editor."

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