New Performance Features in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

Here's a screencam-based tutorial detailing and demonstrating the new performance related enhancements to Premiere Pro CS5 and identifying the relevant hardware requirements.

For those who care about such things, I created the screencam in Camtasia 7, the most recent version from TechSmith, which has some very cool new features, including the sketch callouts you see throughout the video.


This screencam details the new performance related features in Adobe Creative Suite 5.

Comments (6)

Said this on 04/18/2010 At 05:28 am

Hi Jan,

which FX card was used for Mercury rendering ?

KR Helmut

Jan Ozer
Said this on 04/18/2010 At 11:16 am
Hey KR:

Good question. In the video (on the Z400) it's the Quadro FX 4800. It's also the Quadro 4800 in the review I wrote for EventDV which has much more extensive testing.

Hope that helps!

David Counsell
Said this on 04/19/2010 At 07:38 pm

Hi Jan:

At the recent NAB show, I talked to the Matrox guys and they said their tests showed that using a Matrox box with their MAX technology actually accelerated the rendering process in Premiere CS5 even better than the Quadro FX 4800 - have you heard anything about this? Trying to whether to go with the Matrox or the Quadro when I build my new system for CS5 updgrade.



Said this on 04/20/2010 At 12:13 pm

Good question. Mercury doesn't accelerate encoding, just the handoff from Premiere Pro to Adobe Media Encoder. The Matrox board accelerates just the encoding, not any effects applied in Premiere Pro.

In theory, they should work synergistically, not either or.

Without knowning the types of projects that you produce it's hard to make a recommendation. Consider:

- how frequently you preview.

- how editing intensive your projects are (the more intense, the more CUDA helps)

- How long they are and how many H.264 files you create from each (longer, more files, favors Matrox).

You get the drift. Let me know which one you get and what you think!


Said this on 04/23/2010 At 11:01 pm

Can you provide an open video version of the video?



Said this on 04/24/2010 At 09:05 am
Hey Curious:

Not really sure what "open video" is. Here's the file on Vimeo.

Don't know what happened, but HTML5 no longer seems to be an option.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.



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