Adobe releases M1 version of Premiere Pro Beta performance overwhelming dominance
28
Dec 2020

Kirsten Thomas

Adobe releases M1 version of Premiere Pro Beta performance overwhelming dominance

Adobe announced the launch of beta versions of Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush and Audition apps that natively support Apple's M1 chip. The new Apple M1 chip will improve performance and take advantage of energy efficiency. Adobe Creative Cloud applications that support the M1 chip will enable users to benefit from the new technology.

Premiere Pro Beta supporting M1

At this stage, the Beta version of Premiere Pro that natively supports M1 includes many core editing functions and supports the most commonly used encoding formats, including H.264, HEVC, and ProRes. Because Premiere Pro is powerful and adopts a modular data structure, the improvement process for the M1 chip will be carried out in stages to fully test the performance of specific parts of the application before adding new components.

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The export speed comparison of Premiere Pro in 16-inch Intel MacBook Pro, 13-inch Intel MacBook Pro and the new 13-inch Apple M1 MacBook Pro (Beta version).

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Thanks to the machine learning technology of Apple M1 chip, the performance of applications supported by Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence technology such as scene editing and detection has also been improved. In addition, when using the current version of Premiere Pro through Rosetta 2, the speed of related applications has also been improved.

Third-party integration tools are restricted

The Beta version of Premiere Pro that supports M1 includes a brand-new subtitle workflow, so Premiere Pro will upgrade the project file format so that users can create copies of ongoing creative work to avoid compatibility issues. The first-generation Beta version of Premiere Pro that supports M1 will temporarily be restricted when using third-party integration tools, such as devices that transmit reference playback signals and transmit hardware, plug-ins, expansion panels, and control panels.

Premiere Rush and Audition simultaneously support M1

The Beta version of Premiere Rush for M1 also supports many core editing functions and H.264 videos. Users can add titles and audio from Rush's built-in Libraries, and create projects on M1 devices and export to this machine. In the beta version released in the future, more format support, synchronization between devices, and export to social platforms will be added.
In addition, the Beta version of Audition, which natively supports the M1 chip, has improved performance, especially when adding effects to audio and improving the real-time performance of the Spectral Frequency Editor. The Beta version of Audition that supports M1 has most of the existing audio editing functions built in, but does not yet support video playback, expansion panels, some third-party formats, and integration tools.

Run the current version under Rosetta 2

During the development of the M1 native version of digital audio and video products, users can use the current version through Rosetta 2 on devices that support M1 chips and macOS 11.0 (Big Sur). After Effects known Roto Brush 2 function problems will also be corrected in subsequent versions.

The official version that natively supports M1 will be released in 2021

The official versions of mac OS Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush and Audition that natively support the M1 chip will be officially released in the first half of 2021. In addition, After Effects and Character Animator that natively support M1 will be officially put into development in 2021. The Beta versions of Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush and Audition that natively support M1 can now be installed directly from the Creative Cloud desktop application. Adobe welcomes users of M1 devices to share their feedback with the product team after testing the Beta version.