Our work on Performance and Stability Blog posts, livestream recordings, and resources for Adobe video users

Improving the Adobe video and audio tools

Keep track of our work on performance and stability for Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and Character Animator. This page aggregates our posts and livestream recordings. At the bottom of the page, find links to other resources for ensuring optimal performance.

Upcoming Livestream

Accelerate Editing on Premiere Pro Livestream Q&A on October 28 at 11am PT

Jason Levine welcomes guests Matt Bach of Puget Systems and Caroline Sears from the Adobe Care team for a look at the latest performance improvements. Matt and Caroline will answer questions about hardware testing, troubleshooting, and how to optimize your system for editorial and motion graphic workflows. Join us for the Livestream on Oct. 28.

Monthly Updates

October 20, 2020 New hardware decoding for H.264/H.265 formats

  • Responsive playback in Premiere Pro with hardware decoding on AMD and NVIDIA GPUs on Windows
  • Faster audio pre-roll in Premiere Pro

September 15, 2020 Performance Improvements in the September 2020 Release

  • Improved Multicam performance for Apple ProRes (Premiere Pro)
  • Faster OpenEXR Previews in After Effects
  • Faster Channel Effects in After Effects
  • Faster Effects scanning for VST3 and AU plugins (Audition and Premiere Pro)

August 18, 2020 Livestream: Performance and Stability: Community Q&A

What is Adobe doing about performance and stability? Matt Christensen and Marjorie Sacks on the Premiere Pro engineering team will be on Jason Levine’s livestream to talk about changes we’ve been making, answer your questions, and share helpful resources. Join Jason, Matt, and Marjorie for this community Q&A (recording)

July 21, 2020 Playback improvements for H.264 and HEVC on Windows

  • NEW up to 2x better playback for H.264 and HEVC on Windows
  • NEW export Apple ProRes 4444 XQ on macOS (previously only available on Windows)
  • In public Beta: improved multicam playback for ProRes
  • In public Beta: Roto Brush 2 in After Effects

June 16, 2020 How Beta is helping us build better products

  • Validating faster with public Beta
  • NEW faster launch times for Premiere Pro on macOS
  • NEW improved file management workflows in Adobe Audition
  • NEW Apple Afterburner support

May 19, 2020 Performance and Stability: our highest commitment

  • Changes to our engineering and release cycle to improve stability
  • Using the System Compatibility Report in Premiere Pro to avoid issues
  • Improving playback for H264, HEVC, and Apple ProRes formats
  • NEW faster exports with hardware encoding with AMD and NVIDIA GPUs on Windows
  • NEW Auto Reframe 2x faster

Resources for Users

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Eric Philpott