Adobe released a beta version of its video editing app Premiere Pro for Mac computers with Apple Silicon, the line of processors developed by Apple to replace Intel chips. The first Apple Silicon Macs feature the new M1 Chip, an 8 core System-on-Chip (SoC) with 16 billion transistors and 4 high-performance cores, and 4 efficiency cores.
The first three Macs running on Apple’s own chips are the Apple Silicon MacBook Air, Apple Silicon MacBook Pro, and Apple Silicon Mac mini, which were announced this November at the “One More Thing” event.
The new ARM version of the Premiere Pro software for macOS will allow the owners of the new Apple Silicon M1 Macs to run it natively on their devices. Premiere Rush and Audition from Adobe have also been updated to run on the new computers.
Adobe Premiere Pro for Apple Silicon is in beta now, but the post announcing its availability mentions missing features and known bugs.
Adobe will release the features of Premiere Pro in phases, starting with its core editing functionality and popular codecs such as ProRes, HEVC, and H.262. If users need features that haven’t been ported over yet, they can continue using the Intel version of the software through Rosetta 2 emulation.
Other Adobe apps, including Photoshop and Lightroom, received a release for Apple’s new M1 Macs as well.