There was a time not so long ago when 1080p HD video seemed like a standard for the distant future. Not only has its time already come and gone, but 4K, with four times the resolution of what was once considered “high-definition,” is already giving way to 6K, 8K, and beyond.
That’s created a challenge for those in post-production, because CPU and storage access times haven’t advanced at the same pace. Add to this the growing popularity of portable MacBooks over desktop systems like Mac Pro, and something’s got to give.
While Apple has been slow to embrace resolutions above 4K with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe has welcomed ever-expanding file sizes and formats with open arms, despite users lacking the necessary hardware to take advantage of them. With the mid-2016 release of Premiere Pro CC, this early adopter mentality finally makes sense.