Adobe’s Premiere Pro is now ready for anyone using an M1 Mac. Support for Apple’s new chips is rolling out today, after launching in beta in December. Adobe says there are speed increases across the app, from a 50 percent faster launch to 77 percent faster “editing,” whatever that gargantuan term encompasses.
Apple released its first computers with M1 chips in November. While they can run apps built for machines with Intel processors, programs had to be updated to take full advantage of the M1’s speed improvements. Getting Adobe on board would always have been a necessity — its apps are critical creative tools for many industries — and thankfully Adobe has been pretty quick to get updates out the door for its biggest apps. Lightroom for M1 launched in December, Photoshop for M1 launched in March and Lightroom Classic, Illustrator and InDesign for M1 launched in June. Adobe Character Animator and Media Encoder are also getting M1 support today.
Premiere Pro will also get some other feature updates in the July release. The biggest is a speech-to-text feature, formerly in beta, capable of automatically generating a video transcript. There’s also a new caption customization feature that lets you customize how that text appears in your video.