According to the latest news, Adobe has released an Arm version of Premiere Pro for macOS that allows new Apple Silicon M1 Mac owners to run the video editing software natively. As of now, the program is in its beta version. Adobe came out with a post announcing its availability and on its way listed a host of known bugs and missing features.
A new Adobe post was first spotted by The 8-Bit. MacRumors reported that Adobe’s Premiere Rush and Audition have also been updated to run on the new machines. Adobe said that it is going to port Premiere Pro’s features over in phases, starting with its core editing functions, workflows, and popular codecs like H.264, HEVC, and ProRes.
To work on Apple Silicon, third-party integrations will need to be updated by their respective developers. Adobe pointed out that as of now, users will be able to run the current release version of Premiere Pro on M1 Macs using Rosetta 2 emulation while the Arm version is still in development but some third party integrations might not work properly in this mode.
It is a welcome move from the consumer’s end that Premiere Pro has also joined other Adobe apps like Photoshop and Lightroom for Apple’s new Arm-based Macs. Considering the fact that the new iterations of MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini were released just over a month ago, this is a relatively quick turnaround for Adobe.