June 29, 2010

Preference mod unlocks CS5 CUDA acceleration

Maltaannon notes an undated article by Studio 1 Productions, How to Unlock Adobe Premiere CS5 use almost any NVIDIA graphics card with CUDA acceleration.

Caveats on this unsupported modification and its origin on forums were discussed here in May in Preference mod widens CS5 CUDA acceleration. The new article above details additional tests with a wider range of Nvidia graphics cards and notes that power requirements may change with new cards. Having inexpensive hardware acceleration for a few layers with effects on DSLR footage has made some users pretty happy; conversation on the mod continues at the Adobe forums.

Update: there are some instructions for the same on the Mac at Insanely Mac in How To Cuda / Mercury Engine on Premiere CS5 / Snow Leopard [ lower end graphic cards ].


Anonymous said...

Does anyone how to do this with a MAC, The instructions are for PC Only.

Rich said...

See the update on the post for help from an Insanely Mac forum.

Anonymous said...

DISCOVERY: Watching Resource Monitor in Windows 7 I discovered that the OS is 'parking' CPU cores intermittently & not using the full-meal deal. The HotFix is posted exclusively for Server 2008 R2 but installs properly in Win7 x64 (shared kernel). Makes a mountain of difference when the system is actually using all cores. There is also a registry change that I've applied. Suggest all you other editors look into this. Watch the CPU load in Resource Monitor when you're do intensive operations.