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What you need to know

  • Adobe Premiere Pro is now a native Apple M1 app after months of beta testing.
  • The update also includes support for a new speech to text feature.

Adobe has released Premiere Pro as a fully M1-native app for the first time. Users can download Premiere Pro 15.4 now — and it has some new features thrown in, too.

Announced as part of the July Update, the new M1 support not only means that the app can run natively on M1 Macs for the first time, but it also means that Premiere Pro users can look forward to some speed improvements across the board, too.

Premiere Pro allows you to take advantage of the latest technologies, including new Apple M1 devices. From launch times to export, everything is faster, and editing is buttery smooth. Thanks to optimizations for the Apple Neural Engine, part of the M1 chip architecture,  Adobe Sensei features like Auto Reframe and Scene Edit Detection are noticeably accelerated.

Premiere Pro also takes advantage of the Apple M1's lower power requirements providing significantly longer battery life than the previous models with comparable specifications.

Adobe's new speech to text feature will use Adobe Sensi to generate transcripts for videos for improved accessibility and engagement.

Automatically generate a transcript and add captions to your videos to improve accessibility and boost engagement with Speech to Text. Instead of manually moving between applications and platforms, you can now complete everything inside Premiere Pro, and do it faster than other available workflows.

Apple's M1 chip makes all of this possible and whether you're using the new M1 iMac or the M1 MacBook Air, you're going to benefit from what Adobe has been working on here.

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