Adobe continues its monthly updates among their Creative Cloud programs, and while March saw some significant improvements like a faster Warp Stabilizer and captions tool, April touches on performance enhancements across Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush.

Let's take a quick look. 

For Windows Intel users, H.264/HEVC encode performance has been improved, and you should see a bump in export times using Intel Quick Sync hardware acceleration. Adobe says you'll get up to 1.8x faster than Premiere Pro version 14.0. 

Additionally, all users now get dynamic Lumetri previews where the preset will display a frame from the current sequence and thumbnails for Lumetri presets in the Effects panel. The preview will automatically update with any adjustments, or if you move the cursor to any point in the timeline. This is one of those additions where you didn't know you needed it until it was there. 

Rush_contextmenuPremiere Rush Context MenuCredit: Adobe

Premiere Rush users can now take advantage of the speed of Apple Silicon, as the platform natively supports the Apple M1 chip. This is good news. Premiere Pro, Audition, and Premiere Rush went into M1 beta in December. With Premiere Rush being the first on board, Premiere Pro and Audition are bound to be next. 

Adobe has added a new timeline context menu to Rush that allows you to tap a video clip on the timeline to bring up the context menu on iOS. This will make it easier to split, duplicate, or delete clips. Premiere Rush is also supporting the Samsung Note 20/20+ Android phones. On top of that, Adobe adjusted the reset functionality. On iOS and Android devices, the reset function resets color, audio, and transforms, while on desktop, the reset will reset all color adjustments. 

As with previous updates, Adobe has also addressed some minor bugs and fixes. You can download the latest version through the Creative Cloud Application Manager. If you don't have a Creative Cloud subscription, single-program plans start at around $21 per month.