Apple and Adobe added better support for Apple silicon to a couple of their marquee applications for video professionals.
Apple’s Final Cut Pro has been optimized for the new Mac Studio desktop. And Adobe’s After Effects now offers native support for the Apple M1 chip.
Pros depend on high-end software and hardware to create high-quality videos. But applications must fully support the fastest processors to give users top-tier performance.
Final Cut Pro embraces the Mac Studio
Apple’s professional-grade video-editing app Final Cut Pro has been updated for the newest macOS desktop. The changelog for version 10.6.2 says the update offers “optimized playback and graphics performance for M1 Max and M1 Ultra on the new Mac Studio.”
There are a number of other enhancements in the latest version as well.
Adobe After Effects adds M1 optimization
A new version of Adobe’s animation software has been optimized for Apple’s M series processors. “After Effects 22.3 allows you to take advantage of the latest technologies, including new Apple silicon machines,” said the developer. “Experience faster launches, rendering, and Adobe Sensei features optimized for M1-based hardware.”
After Effects is a professional-grade animation tool. It can also create film titles, and is often used for transitions between film clips.
It is not the first Adobe application to offer native M1 support. In fact, most of its apps already do. That includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and many more.