Adobe Updates Premiere Pro to Run Natively on M1 Macs

Adobe today announced it has updated its popular video editing app Premiere Pro with native support for Macs powered by the M1 chip, including the base 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, 24-inch iMac, and Mac mini.

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Creative Cloud apps like Premiere Pro run over 80% faster on an M1 Mac compared to an identically configured Intel-based Mac on average, according to Adobe.

Adobe plans to extend native support for Apple silicon to its After Effects app with a public beta later this year, after updating its Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom Classic apps to run natively on M1 Macs early last month.

Premiere Pro has also received a new Speech to Text feature, offering an integrated and automated workflow for creating transcriptions and captions.

Adobe detailed more new Premiere Pro and After Effects features in a blog post.

Top Rated Comments

herocero Avatar
20 months ago

If After Fx can get over and be 80% faster…good heavens. Then it’s just getting the plug-in folks on board.
If the performance is that big a jump, I’d imagine plug-in folks will be hard at work making updates.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FightTheFuture Avatar
20 months ago

Who's using what these days? Where does Premiere sit?

Would this be a fair generalization?

Hollywood: Final Cut Pro and Premiere
YouTubers: Resolve and LumaFusion
Beginners: iMovie
Avid is still big in high end post. So I’d put Avid and Premiere in the Hollywood camp. Thought Youtubers were big in FCPX.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThatGuyInLa Avatar
20 months ago
If After Fx can get over and be 80% faster…good heavens. Then it’s just getting the plug-in folks on board.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Virgilisleading Avatar
20 months ago
As someone that works in Hollywood everyday. I don't think I know a single editor that uses Premiere for any sort of Hollywood production. Maybe it's just super small independents but if you make TV or Film content you are probably using Avid. Davinci Resolve is growing a lot though.

And then in News people love Final Cut because it's just unmatchable for speed and stability. It's actually hard not to love Final Cut as an editor if you just get past the initial misconceptions. Even though big film and tv projects only want you to edit in Avid.

But man Final Cut is just SOOO fast. Just ran a test of the exact same project, it took 34 minutes in Premiere and it took 2 minutes and 35 seconds to render out in Final Cut.

I'm just so confused as to why people use Premiere. I've always wanted to know. It's slower than all the other editors, It's not able to be as bare metal native like Final Cut, It's not an industry standard like Avid, it's not free like Resolve. It's not stable and it's sooooo slow. Is it just what people are used to. I've always been curious why people would actively choose to work in it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacLawyer Avatar
20 months ago
Going to see some new YouTube benchmark tests in a day or two.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unregistered 4U Avatar
20 months ago

It missing anything, or is it 100% there? This is a big one I’ve been waiting for. It’s going to be hard to hold back from pulling the trigger on a 14” M1X MBP this autumn…
I’m assuming it may still be missing support from any plugins that haven’t been updated (if Rosetta doesn’t cover them well). Still, a good signal for Plug-in vendors to get on board.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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