This week, Adobe released new beta versions of the Creative Cloud software including Premiere Pro (14.3.0), which gained accelerator plate support Afterburner, from Apple (presented with the new Mac Pro and compatible only with it).
According to the developer, the video editing app currently supports only the acceleration of projects in codec ProRes (4444 and 422) with Afterburner. important to note that although Premiere Pro and After Effects were recently updated with native support for RAW PRORES, the acceleration of this codec by Afterburner not yet supported.
Adobe also warns that Metal rendering must be selected directly in the apps in the latest beta versions, this is already standard.
- After Effects (beta): Project settings file Rendering and video effects Mercury GPU Acceleration (Metal).
- Media encoder (beta): General Preferences Video rendering Rendering Mercury Playback Engine GPU acceleration (Metal) Recommended
- Premiere Pro (beta): General File Rendering GPU Acceleration for Mercury Playback Engine (Metal) Recommended
Finally, the company explains that there is no way to identify the use of the Afterburner card, but encourages owners of the new Mac Pro to share their experiences with rendering. codecs ProRes 4444 and 422 in the last betas.
In March, Apple started selling Afterburner separately; in Brazil, the accelerator plate is available at a cost of R $ 20,000.