Adobe has released the April version of Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro. The major update is the compatibility of Rush to support Apple Silicon M1 Macs. Furthermore, Premiere Pro earned more encoding speed, and improved usability regarding color presets. Full details below.
The April’s upgrade
According to Adobe, the changes being made over the past year include a shift to smaller, more frequent updates, allowing the teams to iterate faster, and introducing the Public Beta program, which expands the base of the test and incorporates user engagement and feedback within the development process. Read our article about the announcement of the Public Beta program. Scroll down for the Premiere Pro and Rush updates:
Premiere Rush (1.5.58)
Compatibility on Apple M1 devices
Premiere Rush now includes support for Apple M1 computers, including recently released models like MacBook Air M1, MacBook Pro M1, and MacMini M1. On Apple M1 computers, Premiere Rush offers improved performance for playback and editing, and faster exports, compared with comparable Intel-based systems. All common video and still image file formats are supported, providing a seamless transition from previous generation Mac computers. Project syncing works across devices, so users can continue to work with their projects on Apple Intel, Windows, iOS, Android, and new Apple M1 systems.
New Timeline context menu for Premiere Rush (iOS)
On iOS, you can now tap a video clip on the timeline to bring up the context menu. Use the context menu to split, duplicate, or delete a clip. Tap a video clip with audio to separate the audio clip from the video.
Changes to reset functionality for Premiere Rush
On iOS and Android, use reset for Color, Audio, and Transforms to reset all adjustments. On desktop use the reset function to reset color adjustments.
New Premiere Rush support for Samsung Note 20/20+
Premiere Rush is now available on Samsung Note 20/20+ Android phones.
Premiere Pro (15.1)
H.264/HEVC encode performance on Windows (Intel)
New optimizations further improve export times using Intel Quick Sync hardware acceleration., up to 1.8x faster than Premiere Pro 14.0.
Dynamic Lumetri Previews
You can now see a frame from your current sequence dynamically update in the Effects panel’s preset thumbnails allowing you to better determine which preset to apply.
In our opinion, the major announcement here is the compatibility of Rush to M1 Macs. It should symbolize the upcoming M1 compatibility regarding Premiere Pro as well. Of course in this case the app is much more complicated and developing a fully compatible Apple Silicon version is a valid challenge, but we sure that the Premiere Pro product managers are on it.