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Premiere Pro and Rush Update: M1 Compatibility (Rush) and Improved Usability (Premiere)
Premiere Pro and Rush Update: M1 Compatibility (Rush) and Improved Usability (Premiere)

Premiere Pro and Rush Update: M1 Compatibility (Rush) and Improved Usability (Premiere)

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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.

New Timeline context menu for Premiere Rush
New Timeline context menu for Premiere Rush

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.

Premiere Rush on Apple M1 devices
Premiere Rush on Apple M1 devices

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.

New Timeline context menu for Premiere Rush
New Timeline context menu for Premiere Rush

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.

Changes to reset functionality for Premiere Rush
Changes to reset functionality for Premiere Rush

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.

H.264/HEVC encode performance on Windows (Intel)
H.264/HEVC encode performance on Windows (Intel)

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.

Premiere Pro: Dynamic Lumetri Previews
Premiere Pro: Dynamic Lumetri Previews

Final thoughts

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.

Yossy Mendelovich

Yossy is a filmmaker who specializes mainly in action sports cinematography. Yossy also lectures about the art of independent filmmaking in leading educational institutes, academic programs, and festivals, and his independent films have garnered international awards and recognition.
Yossy is the founder of Y.M.Cinema Magazine.

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