Keep It Simple, Make It Fast: Video Editors Get More Creative with Adobe CC and GPUs

by Michael Steele

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.— Jazz great Charles Mingus

Adobe is certainly keeping video creativity simple — and fast — with even more GPU acceleration in the upcoming version of Adobe CC. Check out some of the latest innovations in Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC in the video below. These include a new way to edit 360/VR media more naturally, plus GPU-accelerated color correction and blur effects for motion graphics.

VR is taking off in a big way. Adobe and NVIDIA are helping make it better and simpler. Premiere Pro CC will soon have a tremendously useful new VR mode that lets editors preview and edit 360 footage more naturally. You can pan, tilt and even click-drag directly on a VR video clip. And since it’s built within Adobe’s existing GPU-accelerated pipeline, the experience is as fast and interactive as possible. This new VR mode also nicely complements other advanced GPU-accelerated VR tools, like the Mettle SkyBox 360|VR plugins.

Adobe CC VR field of view

After Effects CC also gets performance upgrades, including NVIDIA GPU acceleration of popular effects like Lumetri Color and Gaussian Blur. Motion graphics artists can make changes and see real-time results of some of the most used effects. This technology upgrade, which uses CUDA on NVIDIA GPUs, promises to be one of the most significant GPU enhancements to After Effects CC since the addition of ray-traced 3D a few years ago.

Adobe CC enhanced effects

Adobe’s non-stop GPU innovation in Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC let’s video pros stay focused on what matters: being creative. The tech behind it, like some of the latest GPU acceleration, is amazing. But for video editors and motion graphics artists, the speed and raw power keeps everything awesomely simple.

Learn more from Adobe and stop by their NAB booth SL3910 to see NVIDIA GPU acceleration in person.