Adobe has announced the June Creative Cloud update which brings new native apps with support for M1 silicon-based Macs.
Currently, non-native apps run through Rosetta 2 which emulates the x86 code. The update brings native support for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Premiere Pro, Lightroom & Lightroom Classic.
Premiere Pro support is currently in beta and will be available soon.
Adobe is claiming over 80% faster performance compared to Intel-based Macs.
• Marked improvements for import, playback and exports
o XAVC S 4K footage imports 187% faster
o Encoding to ProRes 422 was 129% faster
• Faster overall response times and performance
o Launch time 50% faster
o Saving projects 168% faster
• Next-level performance gains for optimized Sensei AI features for the Apple Neural Engine
o Scene Edit Detection 430% faster
• Improved efficiency and significantly longer battery life
Pfeiffer Benchmark Report
Adobe commissioned Pfeiffer Consulting to run an independent benchmarking test comparing the Intel-based Macs to the new M1 SOC and the results are quite impressive.
Pfeiffer compared a 13″ MacBook Pro equipped with an Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM & 2TO of SSD to the 13″ M1 MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM & 2TO of SSD.
Let’s take a closer look at the video editing performance.
Importing Footage was almost three times faster
Encoding Video (XAVC S 4K 25p to ProRes 422) was over two times faster.
The M1-based Mac also had no issue playing back footage without dropping frames.
What are your thoughts on the new M1-based Macs? are you planning to upgrade once new pro models are released?