Adobe releases limited beta version of Premiere Pro for Apple Silicon M1

Adobe announces that the Premiere Pro video editing application will launch with Apple’s Silicon M1 support in stages, starting with the “core editing features,” which are now available in beta.

Final Cut Pro’s rival, Adobe Premiere Pro, is now available with support for the M1 processor, but only partially and only in beta. Adobe cautions users that there are key limitations in the current beta, but also says that full support will be introduced in stages.

“Since Premiere Pro is built on a large code base with support for a wide range of media and workflows, we will implement native support for Apple M1 in phases and some parts have not yet been adapted,” Adobe announced in a post from Blog.

“This phased approach allows us to validate performance and functionality for specific parts of the application before adding new components,” he continues. “And it also allows you to start seeing the benefits now.”

The blog post includes a list of specific issues, such as how dragging bookmarks “may cause Program Monitor to flicker.” And it cautions that third-party integrations “such as panels, plug-ins, effects, and controllers” will need to be updated by those developers.

In general, Adobe’s guidance is that because the beta version requires project file formats to be updated, users should test the application only on copies of the production job. Adobe also says that, for now, elements like After Effects do not have M1 support, so they will run under Rosetta. 2 emulation.

“ The first public beta includes all major editing features and workflows such as color, graphics, and audio, as well as features like Productions and multi-camera, “says Adobe.” We prioritize compatibility with the most widely used codecs, such as H.264, HEVC and ProRes ”.

“The average publisher is likely to see very little difference from the Intel version,” he continues.

Two of them have now also joined Photoshop and Premiere Pro in beta. Adobe has announced that its Audition audio editing application and Premiere Rush social media video editor now support Apple Silicon M1.

Both are in beta and neither is complete. Premiere Rush beta for M1 lacks some social media export features, for example. Audition “does not yet have support for video playback, extension panels, or some third-party formats and integrations.