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Adobe Rush Gets Apple M1 Support, Premiere Pro Gets Speed Boost


Adobe has announced a release of new features and performance updates for its video editing apps Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush which are available for Adobe Creative Cloud users starting today.

Premiere Rush

Premiere Rush is a free mobile and desktop video editing app that focuses on editing quick and engaging content for social media, and features a more simple tool kit and interface than Premiere Pro. The free version allows up to 3 exports or you can subscribe monthly for unlimited exports and gain access to more features, content, and project syncing across mobile and desktop devices with 100GB cloud storage, which can be further upgraded to 10TB.

When Rush was launched in 2018, it allowed users to click and drag various transitions, graphics, and titles over video clips using pre-built templates. Premiere Rush also offered manual or preset color correction, audio import — including voiceovers — and eventually added video speed adjustments. Finished videos can be exported to fit the aspect ratio of different social media channels.

This latest update has added Premiere Rush support for Apple M1 computers. Adobe claims that the update improves performance for playback, editing, and gives faster export speed, and supports all commonly used video and image file formats. As always, project syncing allows users to work on their projects across different platforms, whether that is using Apple Intel, Windows, iOS, Android, or the new Apple M1 systems.

Premiere Rush has extended its mobile support to now also include Samsung Note 20 and Samsung Note 20 Ultra smartphones.

Along with expanded mobile support, Rush receives what the company is calling a Timeline Context Menu. With just a tap on the video clip, iOS users can now enable the context menu which allows to split, duplicate, or delete a clip. Similarly, with a tap, you can separate the audio clip from the video. On both iOS and Android devices, a function has been added to reset Color, Audio, and Transforms adjustments, while on the desktop the reset function will reset all color adjustments.

Premiere Pro

In the latest Premiere Pro 15.1 update, H.264/HEVS encode performance on Windows (Intel) has been improved. Using Intel Quick Sync hardware acceleration, Adobe claims that the latest version is up to 1.8 times faster than the earlier Premiere Pro 14.0, demonstrated in the table below.

Furthermore, Lumetri presets now display a frame from the current sequence when browsing different options for color grading. Also, thumbnails for Lumetri presets in the Effects panel dynamically update, providing a preview of the preset for easier and quicker color grading selection.

Disappointingly, Premiere Pro is not receiving an update to make it natively compatible with Apple M1 computers despite Rush receiving that update today and Photoshop receiving full support last month.

All updates on both apps are available starting today and you can see different Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro subscription plans on the Adobe Creative Cloud website.