AMD has announced that it is collaborating with Adobe in order to make the next version of Premiere Pro support hardware-acceleration on AMD GPUs. Not only will this increase performance tremendously on FirePro workstation class graphics cards, but it also result in performance increases on consumer graphics cards, including Radeon graphics cards and AMD's A-Series APUs.
“AMD and Adobe are dedicated to delivering professional and consumer level solutions that support open standards and provide artists everywhere with the ability to create at the speed of thought. Through AMD’s strong relationship with Adobe, video editors no longer have to wait for the rendering of edits, effects, and composites - most everything can now be achieved at high-quality in real-time.” said Neal Robison, AMD's Senior Director & Software Alliances.
“Our customers require powerful systems that enable them to work quickly and efficiently. While we already support OpenCL on the Mac, today’s announcement gives creative professionals the opportunity to tap into the massive compute resources of AMD APUs and GPUs on Windows-based PCs, broadening the type of accelerated experience they can have with our upcoming software.” said Adobe's director of strategic relations, Simon Williams.
The performance increases are said to be so dramatic that with the proper hardware it should be possible to render DV, HD and even 4K Ultra HD fast enough for it to be done on the fly, real time. This is accomplished using OpenCL.