In a nutshell

  • AI technology exists in many tools that can help streamline your creative process.
  • AI can help with time-consuming tasks like converting long-form videos into Shorts and adding subtitles to videos.
  • Chatbots can help brainstorm new ideas and offer good starting points for titles and video descriptions.

Since the boom of AI in the past year, we’ve seen an explosion of AI-powered tools roll out, and there’s only more to come. AI has injected itself into almost every corner of our lives, and it’s no different for content creators. While there is much to be concerned about with AI, such as deepfakes and potential plagiarism, AI also offers the creator community some positives. When most people think of AI, they think of content-generating machines, pumping out poorly-written articles after poorly-written articles or creating fake videos to fool people into thinking it’s real. However, in reality, there are many AI-powered tools that can help creators do much more than just write their scripts for them.

In this article, we will explore five AI hacks that can streamline your content creation process, from turning lengthy YouTube videos into engaging shorts to automating subtitle creation.

1. Turning long-form YouTube videos into Shorts

The attention span of online audiences is shrinking, and the rise of short-form content is evident. AI-powered tools like Pictory and Munch enable creators to convert lengthy YouTube videos into Shorts almost instantly. These tools use advanced algorithms to identify key moments, highlights, and engaging snippets from your videos, creating content tailor-made for YouTube or other platforms like TikTok or Instagram Reels. So, instead of spending hours editing your short-form videos for cross-platform posting, these tools can do it in minutes.

Pictory, for instance, uses machine learning to analyze video content, automatically selecting the most engaging segments based on user preferences and trending topics. Here’s how the process on Pictory works to create video highlights:

  1. Pictory transcribes your uploaded video
  2. The video is then scanned for the most best soundbites and highlights
  3. You can make changes to the chosen selection or confirm the highlights
  4. Customize the colors and fonts
  5. Save and share

Additionally, you can quickly create different video versions with varying aspect ratios, text and visuals. The amount of time you save editing a long video into a short video for social media is worth it.

2. Brainstorming title and description ideas with ChatGPT

One of the most important elements of your video is its title, and the description is important when trying to rank well with SEO. If you’re hitting a wall when trying to write these for your video, ChatGPT can be a great tool for getting your creative juices flowing. While the titles ChatGPT offers will most likely be terrible, you can pick out elements or framing that you like and make your own from it. And, as for your video’s description, you can feed it your current description and ask it to optimize it with your chosen keyword. This works best if you already have a description written and want to optimize it. There are other AI-powered tools that can generate video descriptions, like vidIQ, but ChatGPT’s ability to adjust its writing based on feedback puts it in a league of its own.

3. Adobe Premiere Pro enhance speech

While it’s always better to capture clear audio on set, sometimes mistakes happen or weather conditions don’t permit good audio. This would usually mean spending extra time in post-production to hopefully fix the audio. However, you can now instantly fix your audio using Adobe Premiere Pro’s Enhance Speech tool. Adobe Premiere Pro is a staple for video editing software, and with AI integration, it becomes even more powerful. The Enhance Speech feature in Adobe Premiere Pro leverages AI algorithms to improve your video’s clarity and spoken word quality. The AI speech enhancement is also great for addressing background noise, low-quality audio or unclear speech challenges.

So, how does it work? Premiere Pro’s AI algorithms analyze the audio track, identify speech patterns and then apply enhancements to the footage to crispen the audio quality.

4. Automated subtitles with Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro also offers an automated subtitle feature powered by AI, allowing creators to effortlessly add subtitles to their videos.

Premiere Pro Automatic Transcription

Premiere Pro analyzes the spoken words in the video and generates subtitles in real time. This is a huge time saver, as adding subtitles used to be a major pain before AI. So, by using this tool, you will save yourself time and the headache that always came from adding subtitles.

5. Content idea generation with ChatGPT

As we’ve established, ChatGPT can be a great brainstorming tool for video titles and descriptions, but what about brainstorming the content itself? ChatGPT has the capability to give you a starting point for brainstorming your ideas as well. You can tell ChatGPT your niche, target audience and preferred content format and ChatGPT will list a few ideas.

We’ve already seen creators use ideas from ChatGPT. YouTuber Ludwig Ahgren initially used ChatGPT live on stream to come up with new livestream and YouTube video ideas. One of the ideas it came up with was to drive drunk on stream. Now, while this wasn’t reasonable to do (as it’s illegal to drink and drive), Ludwig used this idea as a jumping-off point to create his “I Tried Driving Drunk. Legally.” video, which currently sits at 1.6 million views. In the video, Ludwig drinks at home while trying to pass a driving test in a driving simulator. While the idea initially came from AI, Ludwig improved the idea to be both plausible to do and to fit with his content style.

So, if you need a few ideas to get you started, ChatGPT’s suggestions can be a good starting point.

Transforming the landscape of content creation

AI is reshaping the landscape of content creation, offering creators a plethora of tools and hacks to elevate their work. From transforming lengthy videos into shorts and automating subtitle creation to brainstorming titles, descriptions and content ideas, these AI-driven solutions empower creators to work more efficiently. Ultimately, it is up to you if you want to use these AI tools or not. Whatever you decide works best for you, we hope that this article has opened your eyes to the tools currently out there.