Adobe is now offering an initial beta for its Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and Audition applications for Mac M1s. It’s coming shortly after Photoshop’s first beta, again for Mac M1s.
On its website, Adobe explains that Premiere Pro is based on a large code base. There are many features, many of which are currently unavailable. However, Adobe promises to regularly update the Premiere Pro beta for the M1 Macs with several additions. “With this step-by-step approach, we can check the performance and functionality of parts of the application before we add new components,” says Adobe.
Currently, the H.264, HEVC, and ProRes codecs are highlighted in the beta version of the video editing software. Users will also find the most common editing functions. “The average editor is unlikely to notice much difference to the Intel version,” says Adobe. But as you can imagine, there are flaws. You can find the list on this page.
The first Adobe application optimized for Mac M1 was Lightroom CC. The update arrived earlier this month. We’ll have to wait until 2021 now to have the other apps and take full advantage of the new Macs.