Update: Premiere Pro Beta on Apple M1

Adobe Employee ,
Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021

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Our team has been hard at work getting Premiere Pro and Media Encoder ready for Apple silicon and we'd like to give you an update on our progress.

 

All core functionality of the application has been ported, tested and is working well in our latest Beta versions. You can import footage, edit sequences, dial in your color, sweeten your audio, use effects, and create titles all at the speed of the M1 chip. Premiere Pro is working so well that we're proud to share benchmark results in a recent Pfeiffer Report. These results show just how fast Premiere Pro is on Apple M1.

 

Our SDKs have been published so our third party partners can update their effects, plug-ins, and panels to work with Premiere Pro on Apple M1. Check with your plug-in maker to see if they have a version ready for Apple silicon.

 

The following list of features are not currently available in the Beta version of Premiere Pro on Apple M1. Finalized documentation will be provided when the release version is ready.

  • Capture workflows (DV, HDV, third-party capture support, and device control)
  • Export to Wraptor DCP
  • Import and export of the GoPro Cineform codec
  • Import of certain XDCAM formats
  • Export to the P2 Movie format
  • EUCON control surface support
  • AAF import and export
  • Sync Settings with Creative Cloud (Sync Settings is working as of Premiere Pro Beta 15.4 build 38)

 

As we enter the final stages of preparing Premiere Pro for Apple silicon we continue to tune performance for the M1 chip. Please use this forum to let us know if you encounter any issues, and thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

 

If you would like to try the Beta on your M1 Mac, go to the Beta section of the Creative Cloud desktop application and install Premiere Pro (Beta).

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021

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Hi,

 

I don't have the option in Project Settings to use either OpenCL or Metal rendering with the M1 beta... running on a macbook air.

 

Is there support for more than software rendering?

 

Thanks

 

Loren

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021

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@LorenBrookes If you are using Premiere Pro Beta on an M1 Mac you should see a greyed out (disabled) box for the Renderer in the Project Settings. It should say that it's using "Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (Metal) - Recommended" but you won't be able to click on the menu to change it. If what you see looks like this, you're good to go:

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021

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Hi @mattchristensen,

 

Thanks for your reply. I only have software renderer available.

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Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021

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@LorenBrookes Thanks for clarifying. Was this project edited on another computer before being opened on your M1? Also could you try restarting Premiere Pro and creating a brand new project – then does it set to Metal? Thank you!

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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Yesterday's update to 15.4 completely went in the opposite direction for me. The timeline is now red instead of yellow. Its like its not using the gpu correctly and when I open premiere I get an error. I cannot remember it now and I have since uninstalled and gone back to 15.3 and everything is working fine. Sorry If thats not enough info to help. 

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New Here ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Hi I seem to be missing some features with captions on my m1 MacBook Pro, is this a known issue of the beta ? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Which functions are you missing? For an example of how functions are limited for different caption types, see this thread:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro-beta/premiere-pro-15-edit-caption-style-limited-function...

 

Stan

 

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Explorer ,
Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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So far working very well, using texts and transitions by Dinamic Link with After effects Beta.
Mister Horse plugin for premiere not work. Input problem, but working on Intel version and by dynamic link using after effects beta.

 

I'm looking forward to the AE m1 version, I hope we have news later this year, at least some beta version.

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Explorer ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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When do you anticipate to release the non beta version for M1?

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Explorer ,
Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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Sometimes the aerendercore process behaves strangely, demanding a lot from high power cores. Even with the AE Beta opened by the dynamic link, the process continues at full power, having to end it manually. Note that after finishing it, nothing in the premiere project goes offline, the dynamic link continues to work.

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New Here ,
Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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Hi

After updating today from (15. something) to (15.4) Premiere Pro Beta is so laggy I can't use it. I'm on a Mac Mini M1 2020, running Big Sur 11.2.1. When hitting spacebar to play there's a long delay before playback and scrubbing is not even possible. If I move the playhead to another position in the timeline and hit spacebar (or the play button) there's a lag of about 3 seconds before the preview plays. Really gutted - before the update Premiere was working fine for me, unbelievably fast rendering. 

 

Any ideas on a fix for this or should I revert to a previous version?

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