In my search for a list of CUDA based NVidia video cards that will support Adobe Premiere CS5, I came across this web site www.Studio1productions.com. It has an article that has the steps to unlock Premiere CS5 so that more than the few currently Adobe supported CUDA cards can be used to crunch video data from the Premiere timeline. Good news, as the suggested high end Quadro line of NVidia cards is not exactly cheap.
So what you say? If you do post work in HD video and want to save a ton of time in filter based rendering and or transcoding, then do it from the Adobe timeline, not in additional post tools that will expand your workflow and production time.
If you are thinking about getting CS5 because of CUDA support, it now may be tempting. The cheaper 9800 and GTx lines by 3rd party video card vendors can now be used. Apparently Adobe is aware of this open information and appears to stay at a distance for now. From my point of view it would be great for Adobe anyway as it opens the way for more customers. It also would provide free testing feedback from those very customers trying out the cheaper cards.
I plan to try this out soon, and I’ll provide feedback on my experience.
Here is the link for the full poop on what to do and what works. The article is continuously updated with changes and other new stuff the author discovers, so don’t do a copy and paste as it may go out of date. It’s pretty detailed and chock full of additional information useful to the many geeks out there. Enjoy. Unlock Premiere CS5 for more CUDA supportTags: Adobe CS5 tools, CUDA processing, NVidia Quadro