IBC 2012: AMD offers sneak peek at Premiere Pro CS6 FirePro Open CL acceleration

Editors using Premiere Pro CS6 will soon be able to work faster using AMD's FirePro graphics cards. While the editing software's Mercury Engine for video processing and real-time effects is accelarated using AMD's graphics hardware on Apple's MacBook Pro, Windows users currently need to use an Nvidia graphics card to get best results. At the IBC trade show in Amsterdam tfrom tomorrow though, AMD is giving a sneak peak at how its cards will give Premiere Pro CS6 a performance boost.

AMD says it will demo Premiere Pro’s ability to accelerate more than three dozen effects, and render projectts up to 17 times faster. In a blog post, AMD says it will show:

  • OpenCL powered GPU and APU accelerated workflows on Windows
  • Enhanced Adobe Mercury Playback Engine for blazingly fast performance
  • Real-time editing, effects and transitions for uninterrupted workflows
  • Over three dozen OpenCL accelerated effects and transitions

AMD hasn't said when it expects to ship the final technology, or whether it will release a plugin for Premiere Pro or if it will be enabled through an Adobe-supplied update.

The news follows the release of AMD's latest line of FirePro workstation-class graphics cards – the FirePro W5000, W7000, W8000 and W9000 graphics cards – last month.

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