As is often the case when NAB approaches, Adobe is launching several new features for video professionals. After Effects users will be able to enjoy optimal performance on their Mac M1s. Six months into the beta, the original Apple Silicon version of the software (v22.3) has been completed.
According to Adobe, presentations are created with Mac Studio M1 Ultra 2x faster than iMac Pro. ProRes decoding is 3 times faster with the new Mac desktop. But there’s no need to spend $4,599 on the Mac Studio to do a better job than the iMac Pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro M1 outperforms it in many areas, too.
After Adobe’s acquisition last year, the collaborative platform Frame.io has been integrated into Creative Cloud. Its collaboration tools are done natively in After Effects and Premiere Pro. They allow you to share the current project with collaborators or clients and discuss modifications to be made, all within two Adobe programs.
Frame.io is included at no additional cost with Creative Cloud plans that include After Effects or Premiere Pro. This Creative Cloud built-in plan is valid for two users, five projects, sharing with unlimited people, 100GB of storage on Frame.io and the Camera to Cloud functionality that allows the movie studio to send files directly to the creator of a project.
The first part of the Premiere Pro redesign that started in beta last year has been published to all users in this version 22.3. A new media import system, inspired by the Premiere Rush consumer app, appears. It allows you to select videos to add to your project before creating it. If the first connection with Premiere Pro was supposed to be easier for beginners, the app still allows organizers to create a blank project and then import the media afterwards into the explorer.
The address bar has been simplified and is compatible with other Creative Cloud apps. There is the home button, the one for switching from one part of the application to another (import, edit, export), the project name and a few other buttons for customization. Adobe has taken into account the opinions of beta testers by restoring the option to switch one-click between different workspaces.
The part intended for export has also been completely revised, and through the review it is still necessary to understand it in a simplified form. Presets are there for the most popular platforms (YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter…) and it is possible to export projects to several destinations at the same time.
By the way, Premiere Pro gains a new “Auto Color” feature powered by Adobe Sensei that automatically adjusts the color scaling of the image. These first automatic adjustments can then be set manually if necessary.