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Adobe’s “Photoshop for Speech” Can Make You Say Practically Anything

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Adobe Photoshop has allowed us to manipulate imagery for years, now the company is working on a similar platform, but for the human voice. Developed alongside Princeton University, the platform is called Project VoCo., and Adobe describes it as “Photoshopping Voiceovers.”

Upon uploading a voice sample, you will see the material appear in wave form, similar to various other audio software. Then, the platform identifies the words in the clip and spells them out into a text editor. To change what’s been said, all you have to do is type in a new word. Once played back, you will hear the same voice dictating the edited phrase.

Adobe recently unveiled a demonstration of Project VoCo. during its its annual MAX conference, as you can in turn get a sneak peek of what to expect via the clip above.

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YouTube Adds HDR Support to Make Videos Look More Life-Like

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Beginning today, you can watch YouTube videos in HDR (High Dynamic Range) on supported devices, as well as upload HDR videos to YouTube.

HDR videos have higher contrast, revealing precise, detailed shadows and stunning highlights with more clarity, equating to the most spectacular image quality ever streamed.

You must have an HDR-supported device to view, however, but if you’re without, the videos will simply play in standard dynamic range. As more HDR devices become available, YouTube will in turn work with partners to enable streaming of the HDR version.

For some great HDR content you can go ahead and enjoy, YouTube has teamed up with MysteryGuitarMan, Jacob + Katie Schwarz (featured above), and Abandon Visuals. You can watch a few of the example videos below.

Again, you yourself can also start uploading HDR videos today.