Adobe has announced new performance updates for Premiere Pro that include new hardware encoding support for macOS and AMD GPUs on Windows, which it says results in much faster export times.
The most substantial update in Premiere Pro version 22.4 is the improved export speeds for the 10-bit 4:2:0 HEVC video. Now, Premiere Pro leverages hardware encoding support for Intel and M1 macOS devices, as well as Windows devices with AMD GPUs, to speed up exports by up to ten times.
Adobe has also improved both playback and scrubbing of QuickTime screen recordings, and it’s now possible to generate medium- and high-resolution proxy copies of your media in the correct color space, which lets you get an idea of what the final footage will look like while improving editing performance. Other improvements include faster smart rendering exports, support for GIFs with transparencies and the ability to evenly adjust the spacing between text and shapes in titles and graphics using a new distribution tool.
The company also made it possible to distribute objects on the Program Monitor by moving text or shapes in a way that their edges are equally distant from each other. Finally, Premiere Pro now allows editors to create HDR proxies of media. Adobe says that HDR proxies match the originals visually while providing improved performance while editing.
To create proxies in Premiere Pro, right-click on your media in the Project panel and choose Proxy > Create Proxies. Then select the preferred format. Adobe Media Encoder generates proxies in the background so editors can continue working. Once the proxies are ready, Premiere Pro automatically swaps them in. Editors can easily toggle back and forth between the proxies and your source files, for example, to check for quality, crop in on high-resolution footage, or color grading.