This past December, Adobe provided a sneak peak of their new Mercury Playback Engine, the driving force behind future versions of Premiere Pro.
Essentially, Adobe has redesigned their entire video rendering and playback engine to harness the NVIDIA CUDA parallel processing architecture of Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs). The result is a fluid, real-time editing experience for adding additional effects, multiple layers, or ultra high resolution content. No more wasting time waiting for things like Encoding and Exporting progress bars to slowly fill the box.
- Refine effects-rich sequences
- Smooth scrubbing and playback of complex projects without waiting for a render
- Build, edit and experiment with complex video effects
- Apply multiple color corrections
- Experiment with effects like Gaussian blur and blend modes
- Enhanced keying
- Work with multiple HD video streams, even RED footage
The Mercury Playback Engine allows complex timelines and long-form projects with thousands of clips without having to wait, regardless of whether your projects are standard definition (SD), high definition (HD), 2K resolution, 4K, or beyond. You really can kiss the waiting goodbye.
If you’re currently using Adobe Creative Suite 4 on any of these Quadro solutions you’re definitely ready for the Mercury Playback Engine. If you aren’t, you can upgrade now to get an immediate boost in performance with your Adobe Creative Suite 4, and be ready for what’s coming next.