Workaround to Provide AAF Export in Premiere Pro on Apple Silicon Macs

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Fabian Feiner sent me the following note:

I found out something interesting in the latest Premiere Pro Version on an M1 Apple (Mac-Studio): There is no AFF Export any more. The text is missing in the export-menu. However, the intel iMac version still has this feature. Is this a bug or a missing feature?

This is a great question, because I hadn’t noticed this yet.

I contacted the Premiere team at Adobe and learned that AAF is a feature that has not yet been ported to the new Apple silicon architecture. However, it is a high priority for Premiere and the feature should show up — soon.

But, and this is the important part, if you need AAF now you can get it by launching Premiere Pro in Rosetta. At which point, AAF export is available.

NOTE: Rosetta runs the Intel version of Premiere on Apple silicon systems.


To open Premiere Pro using Rosetta:

The next time you open Premiere, it will open the Intel version.

More information is available here:

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