Premiere Pro Can Now Export Video 10x Faster on Both Mac and PC

Adobe announced performance improvements for Premiere Pro, including new hardware encoding support on Windows and macOS. This will allow for faster export times.

Faster exports and other speed improvements

Adobe claims that it has dramatically increased export times for M1 and Intel-based Macs. It also boasts up to 10x faster exports of 10-bit 4:2;0 HEVC.

premiere pro may release speed improvements

Windows machines equipped with AMD GPUs can also export 10 times faster for 10-bit 4/2:0 HEVC.

premiere pro may release speed improvements

These export times are faster if you select HEVC in the Format drop-down menu under Export Settings. Next, click on the Video tab and then go to Encoding Settings. If hardware encoding is supported, set the Performance field to Hardware Encoding. Change the profile level from Main 10 to Hardware Encoding. It should be set to Software Encoding to disable hardware encoding. Adobe Premiere Pro will not use hardware to encode media.

Adobe claims that it made smart rendering improvements and improved export speed. According to Adobe, screen recordings made using QuickTime will play back better and look cleaner when they are placed in a Premiere timeline. Smart rendering has also been improved to be faster and more reliable for supported formats.

New Features

Adobe not only improved the performance of Premiere Pro, but also added three new features and functions to the popular editor.

It now allows GIFs with transparency for export. This option is available in the Transparency section. You can now select “Dithered” to make it easier for you to create content on social media.

transparent gifs in premiere

It was also possible to move text and shapes on the Program Monitor so that their edges are equal distance from one another.

Premiere Pro now lets editors create HDR proxy media. Adobe claims that HDR proxies are visually identical to the originals and offer better editing performance.

To create proxy in Premiere Pro click on the media you wish to use and select Proxy > Make Proxies. Select the format you prefer. Adobe Media Encoder creates proxy files in the background, so editors can continue to work. Premiere Pro automatically swaps the proxies in when they are ready.

Editors have the ability to toggle between your source files and the proxies. This is useful for checking for quality, cropping in on high resolution footage, and color grading.