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December 12, 2013 /Announcements /

SpeedGrade CC (7.2) Update

The SpeedGrade CC (7.2) December 2013 update will be released today. This update focuses on performance enhancements and bug fixes for the Direct Link workflow. This SpeedGrade update is just one of the pro video updates coming today, including releases of Adobe Media Encoder CC, After Effects CC, Prelude CC, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Please make sure you install Adobe Premiere Pro CC (7.2) before using Direct Link with SpeedGrade CC (7.2).

SpeedGrade CC (7.2) will be available for download via the Creative Cloud desktop application.

As a rule, updates will appear in the Creative Cloud desktop application within 24 hours of being made available. If you are checking for updates in the Creative Cloud desktop application, and they don’t appear, restarting the application can force it to check for recent updates.

You can also download the SpeedGrade CC (7.2) update packages directly for Mac OS or Windows.

If you have any issues with this release, please bring questions and issues to the SpeedGrade forum.

SpeedGrade CC (7.2) Release Notes

1. Playback performance in Direct Link
This release offers improved playback performance in Direct Link for virtually all supported formats. Performance for XDCam, Canon MXF, H.264, ProRes 422 and 444, DNxHD, ARRI RAW, Sony MXF AVC 2K, and others now fully leverage the Mercury Playback engine.

SpeedGrade CC 7.2 also improves playback with masks applied, although there are still some dips in performance when using masks.

2. GPU acceleration for Direct Link
SpeedGrade CC 7.2 extends GPU acceleration to the Mac when using Direct Link.

Enabled: NVIDIA OpenCL (Mac) GPU acceleration is now available for OS X 10.8.5 and higher. This provides better feedback and real-time grading update when applying color adjustments.

Enabled: AMD OpenCL (Win) GPU acceleration is now supported

Note: GPU acceleration for NVIDIA CUDA and AMD OpenCL are not currently available on the Mac platform.

3. Other Direct Link fixes and enhancements
SpeedGrade CC 7.2 offers numerous performance improvements for a smoother Direct Link workflow.

Improved: SpeedLook .cubes converted to .ITX format. This reduces LUT file size for better performance.
Improved: Mercury Transmit performance with OpenCL is improved

Added: support for Sony RAW

Fixed: Issue causing crashes with XDCAM footage
Fixed: Keyframing now works correctly with trimmed clips
Fixed: Issues with displaying correct Pixel Aspect Ratio of Premiere Pro footage inside SpeedGrade
Fixed: Issue causing Mercury Transmit to crash on Mac
Fixed: Masks displayed incorrectly on Mac in .look preview mode
Fixed: applying a .look with Mask on Mac was causing crashes
Fixed: a bug which prevented user from adding a mask in .look preview mode.
Fixed: Copied .look with keyboard shortcut was not applied properly
Fixed: UI refresh issue when enabling Mercury Transmit caused image flickering in some instances
Fixed: issue causing application to crash when renaming a .look in Direct Link CPU mode
Fixed: Copying grades with keyframes now works correctly
Fixed: Save Dialog will now prompt to save grading changes when switching between sequences in Premiere Pro
Fixed: Issue whereby preview settings from a previous IRCP project session were still displayed in Direct Link
Fixed: UI bug in ColorMatch controls has been repaired
Fixed: “Save As” window opened when clicking “Save” for overriding IRCP projects



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  • By Alexander Hatzigiannidis - 12:58 PM on December 16, 2013  

    After update from 7.1 to 7.2 Speedgrade crashes during start:

    Aufgrund eines Problems kann dieses Programm nicht mehr mit Windows kommunizieren.

    Problemereignisname: AppHangB1
    Anwendungsname: SpeedGrade.exe
    Anwendungszeitstempel: 52a150e1
    Absturzsignatur: 2276
    Absturztyp: 0
    Betriebsystemversion: 6.1.7601.
    Gebietsschema-ID: 1031
    Zusätzliche Absturzsignatur 1: 2276cc1d150aec0730ce76c762069235
    Zusätzliche Absturzsignatur 2: 408a
    Zusätzliche Absturzsignatur 3: 408a5b1ea4320236e1d1bf3e8681585c
    Zusätzliche Absturzsignatur 4: 2276
    Zusätzliche Absturzsignatur 5: 2276cc1d150aec0730ce76c762069235
    Zusätzliche Absturzsignatur 6: 408a
    Zusätzliche Absturzsignatur 7: 408a5b1ea4320236e1d1bf3e8681585c

    • By Eric Philpott - 9:02 PM on January 4, 2014  

      Hallo Alexander,

      We’re working on a new patch which will be available soon. Meanwhile, please bring technical issues to the SpeedGrade forums – I hope we can get this fixed for you soon.


  • By Andrea - 9:56 AM on December 17, 2013  

    Nice Direct Link but…
    As I open a premiere project (or as I send from premiere to SG) the gnu is going at maximum usage without breathing even if I do not make any operation or playback…
    Is it a normal issue? I hope no.
    I’m working on MBPro i7 2,6 GHz 16 Gb Ram Nvidia gt650m 1GB

    Hope for solution. tnx

    • By Eric Philpott - 9:00 PM on January 4, 2014  

      Thanks for inquiry Andreas. Please bring technical questions to the SpeedGrade forums – plenty of helpful people there!


  • By Patrick Sherman - 2:42 PM on December 17, 2013  

    Is 7.3 coming very soon? As a Maximus user SG hangs at start up.

    • By Eric Philpott - 8:57 PM on January 4, 2014  

      We are currently working on a patch to address a number of issues in 7.2. No release date yet, but it should be out soon.


  • By Eric Philpott - 9:03 PM on January 4, 2014  

    Thanks for the kind words. We’re continuing to work on ensuring smooth performance in Direct Link – including keyframing.