It's Offical—Premiere Pro Is Now Supercharged on Apple M1 Chips

Apple M1 Chip Premiere Pro
Adobe has now created M1-supported versions of Premiere Pro and plenty of their other apps. Apparently, it puts the software into hyper-speed.

Those of us who are lucky enough to own any of the Mac machines that include the M1 chips (a group I'm seriously considering joining) are about to get really happy.

Adobe has unveiled some third-party benchmark data that shows more than significant improvements in performance and just about everything related to being a Premiere Pro user. Faster exports, better response times and general performance, and even improved battery life (on their laptops). They've also announced M1 native supported versions for Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom Classic.

Premiere Pro's M1 support is still in beta, but it will release soon.

Here's a closer look at a portion of the benchmark data.

  • Improvements in Import, Playback, and Exports
    • XAVC S 4K footage import speeds are 187% faster
    • ProRes 422 encoding is 129% faster
  • Faster Overall Performance
    • Launch time 50% faster
    • Saving projects 168% faster (this is a big one to me)
  • Performance Gains for Adobe Sensei and AI Features
    • Scene Edit Detection a whopping 430% faster

This is just some of the benchmark data that was gathered. If you'd like to take a full dive into the data, it's available here. There is also data about the rest of the native M1 Creative Cloud apps.

So if you have an M1 chip, thank your lucky stars. Your days of sitting and waiting an unnervingly long time for your project to save may be coming to a close.     

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Adobe is horrible software as well as a company with poor business tactics. Dont understand why you keep promoting this company on your website?

June 10, 2021 at 8:38AM


Haha really? C'mon. Your personal bias isn't needed when discussing filmmaking tools on a film website. And you won't save the world by trying to force everyone to use your workflow. Just don't comment on something that's going to rile you up?

June 12, 2021 at 12:20AM


Thats great,
The M1 is about the same amount faster with FCPX too, so even though Adobe made good improvements in speed, FCPX is still way faster.

June 11, 2021 at 5:58AM