Apple’s Mac computers are typically favored by video editors which is why when Apple announced their transition away from Intel processors, there was a bit of concern regarding support for future software, and if there will be software ready in time. The good news is that it looks like Adobe is here to save the day.
The company has announced that its video editing software Premiere Pro is now available on Apple’s M1 computers in beta form. This version of the software has been designed for the M1 chipset in mind, so in theory it should be more optimized than the x86 version run through Apple’s Rosetta 2 translation software.
According to Adobe, “The first public Beta includes all the core editing functions and workflows like color, graphics, and audio, as well as features like Productions, and multicam. We prioritized support for the most widely used codecs, like H.264, HEVC, and ProRes. The average editor is likely to see very little difference from the Intel version, but there are some limitations which are listed below. Please check back on this thread for more updates as we add more functionality.”
Given that this is a beta, we suggest that it might not be a good idea to use it for your work as there are still bugs that could cause some issues. However, if you are curious you’re more than welcome to take it for a spin.
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