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Improved GPU support in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Premiere Pro CC offers a significantly improved Mercury Playback Engine, giving more editors than ever before the ability to enjoy the best possible performance. As a recap, the Mercury Playback Engine is three things combined: a 64-bit architecture, massively multi-threaded CPU optimization, and GPU optimization, all of which combine to allow dense, effects-rich, multi-format sequences to play back smoothly. It has always been (and remains) perfectly feasible to run Mercury without the addition of a GPU (‘software rendering mode’) and for many kinds of projects this provides ample horsepower, but adding a GPU makes a noticeable difference, particularly as sequences become more complex.


Premiere Pro CC introduces support for both CUDA and OpenCL GPU architectures on both the Mac and Windows platforms, which results in a dramatically enhanced list of certified GPUs, the full list of which follows this post. (Please note that the list currently displayed on this page is out of date, and will be corrected soon.) Also, if you own a GPU that we haven’t officially tested, but which meets the minimum requirement of having 1GB of VRAM and appropriate drivers installed, you will be able to enable that GPU in Playback Settings. An alert warns you that your configuration isn’t officially certified, but you’ll still be able to turn it on to use it. All this means that more people than ever will be able to enjoy full, GPU-enhanced Mercury Playback Engine performance.


Finally, for customers using configurations containing multiple GPUs, Premiere Pro CC can use all of them during export (but not during playback) so customers who require the fastest possible encode times will be able to leverage all the GPUs they own.


The full list of officially certified GPUs for Premiere Pro CC is as follows:














NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 2000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 2000D (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 2000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 3000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 4000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 4000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 5010M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 6000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K2000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K2000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K3000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K4000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K4000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K5000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K5000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla C2050 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla C2070 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla C2075 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla M2050 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla M2070 (CUDA)



ATI Radeon HD 6650M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6730M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6750 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6750M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6770 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6770M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6950 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6970 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7510M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7530M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7550M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7570 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7570M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7590M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7610M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7630M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7650M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7670 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7670M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7690M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7730M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7750 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7750M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7770 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7770M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7850 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7850M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7870 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7870M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7870 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7970M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7950 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7970 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7970 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8470 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8550M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8570 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8570M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8670 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8670M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8690M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8730M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8740 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8750M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8760 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8770M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8790M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8870 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8950 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8970 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro M2000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro V3900 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro M4000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro V4900 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro W5000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro V5900 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro M5950 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro M6000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro S7000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro W7000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro V7900 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro W8000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro S9000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro W9000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro S10000 (OpenCL)





ATI Radeon HD 6750M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6770M (OpenCL)







NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 4000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K5000 (CUDA)

Sync Settings features in Premiere Pro CC for sharing keyboard shortcuts, preferences, effect presets, and workspaces

The Sync Settings features give you the ability to upload settings files from your local computer to Creative Cloud and then download your settings from Creative Cloud to any other computer from within Premiere Pro. The Sync Settings features work very much the same in Premiere Pro as the same features in After Effects.

The settings that can be synchronized in this way correspond to the entries in the Sync Settings category in the Preferences dialog box:

  • Preferences/Settings
  • Workspace Layouts
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Do let us know with a feature request if there are other settings that you’d like to see synchronized.

When you start Premiere Pro, the Welcome Screen gives you your first opportunity to synchronize settings. You have two options under the Sync Settings To Adobe Creative Cloud heading:

  • Sync Now: Click this to begin the synchronization process for the user with the Adobe ID shown.
  • Use Settings From A Different Account: Click this to begin the process of switching to a different account and using its settings.

You have access to the same commands from the File menu, from the menu entry that will either be Sync Settings or your Adobe ID, depending on whether you’ve enabled the feature by choosing to synchronize settings.

Also in that Sync Settings menu are a few other commands:

  • Clear Settings: Restores all settings to the system state (i.e., the settings that were in place before you used the Sync Settings feature); also clears the user information from the application (if you chose the Use Settings From Different Account Feature). You can also choose to enable the Automatically Clear User Profiles On Quit preference in the Sync Settings category. This is a good idea if you are working temporarily on a shared computer.
  • Manage Sync Settings: Opens the Sync Settings pane of the Preferences dialog box.
  • Manage Creative Cloud Account: Takes you to the Creative Cloud web page.

The Sync Settings menu can also be opened by clicking the button in the lower-left corner of the application window. The tooltip for this button is the most convenient way of seeing which account’s settings are in use.

Any time that you switch users or load settings from Creative Cloud, you must close the current project. When you upload files from the local computer to Creative Cloud, closing the project is not necessary.

When you choose to synchronize settings, you will either get a message telling you that “Settings are already in sync” or a Sync Settings dialog box. In the Sync Settings dialog box, you can choose whether to upload/save your current files from the computer to the Creative Cloud server (Upload Settings) or download and apply the files from the Creative Cloud server (Download Settings). If you know that you will always want to do one or the other, you can check the Remember My Preference box. A good example for using this setting is when you want to treat your primary office computer as the gold standard, so you only ever upload its settings to Creative Cloud, whereas the computers that you freelance at are only consuming those settings, so you only ever download to them. You can change your mind about this setting and choose a new value from the When Syncing menu in the Sync Settings category in the Preferences dialog box.

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