Premiere Pro Gets ProRes RAW Intel and AMD GPU Support for Windows

Adobe releases several new updates to Creative Cloud apps in the midst of Adobe Max Creativity Conference. 

This morning marked the start of Adobe Max, a virtual creative learning space for all things Adobe. The online event will take place until October 22th and has over 50 hours of planned sessions and some top-notch speakers attending. Better yet, it's all free. With it comes a host of new features across nearly all of Adobe Creative Cloud apps, including Premiere Pro

Earlier this year, Adobe released a Premiere Pro update that added native ProRes RAW support for both Windows and Mac. On the Windows side, it only supported Nvidia GPUs, and you needed to download the Apple ProRes RAW decoder to allow for playback.

Today, Adobe has released Premiere Pro 14.5 to include support for AMD and Intel GPUs, which gives native support for both Mac and Windows. However, for ProRes RAW playback on Windows, you'll still need to download the latest ProRes RAW decoder from Apple. 

Besides the ProRes RAW update, Adobe has introduced new hardware-based decoding for AMD and Nvidia GPUs for Windows that's said to improve the overall editing experience for H.264 and H.265 codecs. Hardware decoding provides better playback during the edit. Adobe first added it for Intel and macOS hardware via Apple Metal. Now, Premiere Pro offers acceleration for 8-bit H.264 and 8-bit H.265 across all macOS and Windows configurations. For After Effects users, this update finds its way to beta. 

Other updates include: 

  • Faster audio pre-roll in Premiere Pro 
  • HDR workflows now include support for Rec2100 PQ color working space in Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Color management for ARRI ProRes allows users to work with embedded LUTs, streamlining the workflow in Premiere Pro
  • ProRes RAW to LOG color space conversion is now available in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Adobe Media Encoder

Adobe updates are made available via its Creative Cloud update app. If you don't have Premiere Pro, plans start at $21 a month for individuals.      

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Am I the only one feeling like "its about time they support GPU"?

October 23, 2020 at 5:25AM

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