Premiere Rush Beta on Apple Silicon (M1) hardware

Adobe Employee ,
Dec 18, 2020 Dec 18, 2020

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Hey everyone! With the release of Apple's new hardware, we wanted to provide some information on the performance of our beta versions on these new machines.


This does not impact installing the official release of Premiere on the new M1 computers running the Rosetta 2 Emulation. These notes apply specifically to running the beta of Premiere Rush (Beta).app on the new Apple Silicon M1 computers released November 2020 – MacBook Air M1, MacBook Pro M1, MacMini M1


Here's the information on which features are supported on the new Apple Silicon M1 hardware when using the Premiere Rush Beta.

  • H.264 and HEVC video import is supported, most other video formats are not yet supported.
  • Importing .M4A audio files is supported, but importing .MP3 audio files is not yet supported.
  • Importing .PNG, .GIF, and .JPEG files are supported, other still images are not yet supported.
  • Importing images directly from Photoshop files (.PSD) is not yet supported


Now for the exports!

  • H.264 export to your device is supported, but exporting directly to social media platforms is not yet supported.


And everything else

  • Exporting locally is supported, but project syncing to the Cloud is not yet supported. This includes moving projects between the Premiere Rush Beta and the official release.
  • Most Rush Beta features have performance improvements on the M1 compared to previous versions of Rush official release.
  • Auto-Reframe and Pan & Zoom are supported but can decrease playback quality and export speeds in this version.
  • There is a known issue where audio playback intermittently fails when you add a soundtrack to the timeline. If this happens, closing and reopening the project should resolve the problem.


We expect the majority of these features to become available in the upcoming beta releases, so check for updates in your Creative Cloud Desktop App regularly! If you have feedback or encounter issues, please share it directly with the product team on the Rush UserVoice Forum.


Hope this helps shed some light on the topic! 

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