Adobe adds native M1 support for Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Character Animator

in General Discussion edited July 2021
Adobe is rolling out native support for Premiere Pro for all Apple Silicon Macs, such as the 24-inch iMac, the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Adobe Premiere will run, on average, 80% faster on M1 Macs than on comparable Intel-based Macs. Adobe had recently published a result that showed how M1 Macs perform significantly better -- up to 430% -- in Machine Learning tasks that powered Adobe Sensei features of their programs.

Image Credit: Adobe
Image Credit: Adobe

Additionally, Adobe has added native support for Media Encoder and Character creator. Premiere Rush and Audition have already received M1 support earlier in 2021, while After Effects will get support in public beta later this year.

Also added in the July update is the new Speech to Text feature for Premiere Pro. The feature allows creators to create transcriptions and captions easily. According to a report by Pfeiffer, Adobe's Speech to Text feature can decrease the time it takes to transcribe and caption a video by 75% on average.

Text to Speech is free to anyone with either an Adobe Premiere Pro subscription or an Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscription.

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    mcdavemcdave Posts: 1,925member
    Oh no! Now that Adobe products are M1 natives where will the x86 zealots/ARM deniers (incl. Gordon Mah Ung & Puget Systems) run to next?
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Adobe's Speech to Text feature can decrease the time it takes to transcribe and caption a video by 75% on average

    A percentage accuracy would have been more useful.

  • Reply 3 of 4
    ikirikir Posts: 127member
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