CyberLink provides a set of artificial intelligence-based video effects to Adobe Premiere Pro plug-ins. Previously available only for CyberLink's proprietary editing software, PowerDirector, the A.I. Style Video Plug-In uses algorithms trained in a neural network to "redrawn" video material in the style of various artists, including Impressionists such as Vincent van Gogh, as well as traditional Chinese painters.
A.I. Style transfers are fundamentally different from traditional effect filters, which simply apply an effect to the source video. The CyberLink plug-in actually brushes the video in an artistic style and uses the source video for reference only. It's a bit like a fully automatic rotoscopy and can save animators many hours. However, it is limited to the styles available, and adding new styles requires training the A.I. on a new server-level record. That means you can not automate your own artistic style ̵
This technique is similar to that of apps like Prisma, but the CyberLink technology targets an end user who can output a resolution of up to 4K.
The plug-in uses a pre-trained AI to run locally on a user's computer, so no Internet connection is required. This also means that no data has to be sent to a server for processing. This speeds up the workflow and provides security-conscious editors with security. The plug-in requires a CUDA 3.0 or higher compatible Nvidia graphics card.
As a Premiere Pro plug-in, CyberLink can put its tools in the hands of a very large group of video editors – but it can also run head-in-competition with Adobe, which uses its Sensei AI to many of its own broadcasting techniques works platform.
CyberLink currently offers four style packs: The Van Gogh Pack, Two Packs Impressionist Styles, and the Traditional Chinese Painting Pack. Each pack contains nine to ten unique effects, but these are not cheap: each pack costs $ 150. The plug-in is compatible only with the Windows version of Premiere Pro CC 2017 and later. MacOS users are at least not considered for the time being.