In the NVIDIA Studio this week, Sara Dietschy, a renowned editor and filmmaker with a massive YouTube following of over 900,000 subscribers, unveils her AI-powered workflow. Based in Los Angeles, Dietschy shares how the utilization of five AI tools, empowered by NVIDIA Studio technology, has remarkably saved her over 100 hours of work.
Demonstrating a hands-on methodology, Sara Dietschy showcases the effectiveness of these tools on laptops equipped with GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, streamlining the time-consuming aspects of nonlinear editing. Employing AI Relighting, Video Text Editing, and other functionalities within Davinci Resolve software, Dietschy consistently saves valuable time on her projects, recognizing that time equates to money for creators. In an interview with the NVIDIA Studio team, Dietschy discusses her AI utilization, the simplification of artistic processes through technology, and the remarkable enhancement the NVIDIA Studio platform brings to her creativity and video-editing workflows.
Studio team: What AI features do you use most commonly?
Dietschy: In DaVinci Resolve, there’s neural engine text-based editing, automatic subtitles, Magic Mask and Detect Scene Cuts — all AI-powered features I use daily. And the relighting feature in DaVinci Resolve is crazy good.
In addition, ChatGPT and Notion AI sped up copywriting for my website and social media posts, so I could focus on video editing.
Studio team: How do you use Adobe Premiere Pro?
Dietschy: In the beta version, my entire video can be transcribed quickly, and Premiere Pro can even detect silence. Just click on the three dots in the text, hit delete and boom — AI conveniently edits out that awkward pause. No need for me to hop back and forth.
Plus, Auto Reframe and Unsharp Mask are popular AI features in Premiere Pro that are worth looking into.
Studio team: What prompted the regular use of AI-powered tools and features?
Dietschy: My biggest pet peeve is when a program offers really cool features but requires uploading everything to a web app or starting a completely new workflow. Once these features were made available directly in the apps I already use, things became so much more efficient, which is why I now use them on the daily.
Studio team: For the non-technical people out there, why does GPU acceleration in creative apps matter?
Dietschy: For video editors, GPU acceleration — which is basically a graphics card making the features and effects in creative apps faster — especially in DaVinci Resolve, is everything. It scrubs through footage and playback, and crushes export times. This ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 OLED Studio laptop exported a recent hour-plus-long 4K video in less than 14 minutes. If you release new content every week, like me, time saved is gold.
Studio team: Would you recommend GeForce RTX GPUs to other video editors?
Dietschy: Absolutely. A big unlock for me was getting a desktop computer with a nice processor and an NVIDIA GPU. I was just amazed at how much smoother things went.
Studio team: If you could go back to the beginning of your creative journey, what advice would you give yourself?
Dietschy: Don’t focus so much on quantity. Instead, take the time to add structure to your process, because being a “messy creative” only seems cool at first. Organization is already paying crazy dividends in better sleep and mental health.
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