If you’re an Apple Silicon user that uses Adobe After Effects, you’ve probably Googled “when the hell will After Effects get M1 support?” at least a handful of times over the last couple of years. Even before writing this post, I did a quick search and found a bunch of Reddit and social media posts complaining about its absence. A beta version was released last October, but as with all betas, you can’t rely on it for actual production work for paying clients.
Well, today, you can finally relax and celebrate as Adobe has announced that Adobe After Effects for Apple M1 is now out of beta and has been officially released. It boasts up to 2x faster performance on M1 and 3x M1 Ultra systems compared to previous generation macs. Sensei machine learning features like Roto Brush 2 are also much faster as is ProRes decoding and rendering.