Premier Pro Native M1 support has appeared in beta

Adobe has announced the first public access to Premier Pro Native M1 support through a beta version of its Mac video editing software. Premier Rush and Audio Editing Tools Audition also gained native support in the new beta for Apple’s M1-powered Macs.

Like Photoshop (unlike Lightroom), Adobe is adopting a step-by-step approach, with the initial beta supporting only a limited number of features.

The company announced this in a blog post.

Premier Pro, Premier Rush and Audition Builds are available in public beta today with domestic support for new Apple M1 chipsets. The new Apple M1 platform offers improved performance and greater power efficiency.

The M1-Native Premier Pro Beta basically supports editing functions and the most commonly used codecs: H.264, HEVC and ProR. Since Premier Pro is built on a large codebase with support for a wide range of media and functions, we are gradually taking approaches as we build native Apple M1 support. This allows us to verify performance for specific parts of the application before we add new components.

Users should note that Premier Pro Beta for the Apple M1 includes the latest builds in the workflow of our new captions, which require a project file format upgrade. We recommend making a copy of existing projects for beta testing to avoid compatibility issues for any ongoing production work.

Apple M1 hardware’s early Premier Pro Beater limitations include third-party integration such as reference reference monitoring hardware, plugins, extension panels, and control surfaces.

A few comparison tables show the kind of performance you can expect. YouTube export time for the M1 version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro is twice as fast as the latest Intel version and similar to the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Sensory features like visual editing detection are dramatically faster for machine-learning built into the M1 chip. It was four times faster than the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Adobe notes that the existing version of the app still improves somewhat of this speed while running under Rosta 2.

The company says you can expect release versions of the apps with native M1 support in the first half of the year. In the meantime, running these under Rosta 2 supports almost all functionality (there is a problem with Roto Brush 2) but the company warns that it has not tested third-party integrations.

See the blog post for more details and if you want to know which apps are compatible with M1 Mac, a functional database will tell you.

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