Adobe Premiere Pro is now a native Apple M1 app, gains speech to text

Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro (Image credit: iMore)

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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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.