Intro

Premiere Pro has a comprehensive suite of Video Effects in the box – blurs, warps, chroma-keying and outstanding colour correction. Here we’ll look at the results for both primary and secondary colour correction when we hardware-accelerate the Mercury playback engine that drives Premiere’s real-time effects. 

Our workstation boasts NVIDIA’s Maximus technology, which uses the company’s CUDA platform to combine a Quadro workstation-class graphics card with a Tesla companion card, delivering extreme performance. CUDA can tap a Quadro card alone, but by including the Tesla card, we enjoy real-time playback with both the Fast Color Corrector, fixing issues with the contrast, and the Three-Way Color Corrector, bringing out the flesh tones. 

Once the colour correction task is offloaded onto the NVIDIA GPU, you can add multiple secondary correctors to any clip. This guide uses the same project as our previous look at how Maximus can accelerate Premiere Pro’s Chroma Key effect.