To achieve a massive profit in export, the following update of Adobe for Premiere Pro will implement a hardware-accelerated video encoding. The Adobe Media Encoder and Premiere Pro’s version 14.2 will benefit the discrete hardware encoders on Nvidia and AMD GPUs to lift export times by 400 percent. After Effects and Audition will obtain GPU acceleration too.
Hardware acceleration in Premiere Pro is not new. It taking Nvidia CUDA for acceleration for some time. Nvidia’s Nvencode API embeds in version 14.2 to operate the video card’s hardware-based NVENC encoder. Similarly, on the AMD GPUs, the patch will employ the VCE hardware encoder. Both will substantially boost export times over using the CPU alone, particularly when running with 4K video.
As stated by Manish Kulkarni, Adobe’s Senior Engineering Manager,
“These improvements are made through many year’s efforts with Nvidia and Adobe to present high-quality applications and tools to creators. With new support for NVIDIA GPUs on Windows, exports are hardware accelerated using the power of the GPU to make Premiere Pro more strong and keep video creators smart and creative”.
The update also upholds ProRes RAW files of Apple. So exporting and importing between macOS and Windows is a one-step matter with the same acceleration.
Nvidia found RTX to be two-and-a-half times faster with 4K basic transcode by using a GeForce RTX 2060 versus and Intel Core i9 9750H in a practical application. It is important to mention that Nvidia was utilizing a six-core laptop CPU instead. Adobe suggests a fast (3.2GHz or higher) CPU with eight cores for video editing workstations operating Premiere Pro.
According to Adobe, AMD, or Intel’s Core i7 or Core i9 processors are highly suggested. Depending on the task, Premiere Pro works 93-98 percent efficiently with eight cores. So well-equipped workstations must see better outcomes.
In addition to these, Adobe asserts the performance will be improved from version 14.1 to 14.2. It should be unleashing the update at the end of this week.