A month after the arrival in final version of an After Effects optimized for M1 processors, the publisher Video Copilot is following the movement for its own effect plug-ins. As a reader pointed out to us, the five free plug-ins (Saber, Orb, etc.) like the three paid ones (Elements 3D, Optical Flares and Heat Distortion) benefit from this adaptation to Apple processors.
These modules are for some old and the transition to M1 should give them a boost. All are available for download on this page.