Now in Beta: Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and Audition for Apple M1 Systems
Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and Audition builds with native support for new Apple M1 chipsets are available in public Beta today. The new Apple M1 platform offers improved performance and greater energy efficiency. Transitioning the Creative Cloud applications to the new platform will allow users to take advantage of the new technology.
Premiere Pro Beta for Apple M1
The M1-native Premiere Pro Beta includes the core editing functions and support for the most widely used codecs: H.264, HEVC, and ProRes. Since Premiere Pro is built on a large codebase with support for a wide range of media and functions, we are taking a phased approach as we build out native Apple M1 support. This allows us to validate performance for specific parts of the application before we add new components.
This graph compares export times for the current high-end 16” Intel MacBook Pro, the current 13” Intel MacBook Pro, and the new 13” Apple M1 MacBook Pro. We will continue to optimize native M1 performance during the public Beta.
Adobe Sensei features, like Scene Edit Detection, will see performance boosts, thanks to dedicated machine learning support in the Apple M1 chipset. In this case, speed gains are also reflected in the current release version of Premiere Pro using Rosetta 2 emulation mode.
Users should note that the Premiere Pro Beta for Apple M1 incorporates the latest builds of our new captions workflow, which requires a project file format upgrade. We recommend creating a copy of current projects for Beta testing to avoid compatibility issues for any ongoing production work.
Limitations for the initial Premiere Pro Beta on Apple M1 hardware include third party integrations, such as Transmit reference monitoring hardware, plugins, extension panels, and control surfaces
Premiere Rush Beta for Apple M1
The M1-native Premiere Rush Beta includes core editing functions, support for H.264 video, the ability to add titles and audio from Rush’s built-in libraries, and will allow users the ability to create projects and export locally on Apple M1 devices. Additional format support, syncing projects between devices, and exporting to social platforms will be introduced in future Beta builds.
Audition Beta for Apple M1
The Audition Beta with native Apple M1 support already shows performance gains for many audio effects. Other improvements include real-time performance for the Spectral Frequency Editor. The Audition Beta for Apple M1 hardware incorporates most of the existing audio editing features but does not yet have support for video playback, extension panels, or some third-party formats and integrations.
Spectral Frequency real-time rendering at 16K FFT in Audition is shown above. The Spectral Frequency Editor provides a visual representation of audio and Photoshop-style tools for precision editing.
Running current versions in Rosetta 2 emulation mode
While we complete the Apple M1-native versions of our applications, users can install and use the existing release versions using Rosetta 2 emulation with Apple M1 devices with macOS 11.0 (Big Sur). An issue with Roto Brush 2 in After Effects in Rosetta 2 will be addressed in an upcoming release. Please note that third party integrations have not been tested in Rosetta 2 emulation mode.
Native Apple M1 support coming in 2021
Release versions of Premiere Pro, Audition, and Premiere Rush with full native support for Apple M1 systems on macOS will be available in the first half of 2021.
Work on native Apple M1 support for After Effects and Character Animator Apple M1 will begin in 2021.
Test the Beta builds on Apple M1 devices
The Beta builds for Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and Audition with native Apple M1 support can be installed directly from the Creative Cloud Desktop application. Users with Apple M1 devices are invited to test the new Betas today and share their feedback with our product teams.