Adobe Premiere is an equivalent of Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Xpress DV, Pinnacle Edition and Sonic Vegas.
But these rivals have recently upstaged Adobe Premiere. Thanks to the newest Adobe Premiere Pro (APP) version that answers almost all your questions, bringing it once again to the front position of the video-editing scene.
APP gives you editing tools that were previously only available to video-editing professionals, working on systems worth thousands of dollars. But performance has its cost. The video playback sometimes stutters and lags. This isn’t the fault of the APP. It is your system that’s unable to play the video. This article is handy in that it provides you some easy-to-gulp, step-by-step instructions for making your system work well.
With APP, you can hop the glitz and get right to the gist. But you need to stay up-to-date. Check to see whether your system needs to install/update drivers. Here’s how:
- Open Start menu.
- Click Device Manager.
- Find Display adapters and open it.
- Here’s your Graphics Driver (Intel(R) HD Graphics S10). Right-click on it and update it.
- We recommend you to select Search automatically for updated driver software. This way you’ll stay updated.
Turn on CUDA/OpenCL
CUDA is a Nvidia technology (architecture, programming language, etc.) for some kinds of GPU processing. Because CUDA is from Nvidia, only Nvidia cards can provide it. OpenCL is a technology that works similar to CUDA. Many graphic cards, such as ATI / AMD cards, provide OpenCL features.
Remember: Not all cards are supported by APP. You need to visit www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html for the official and up-to-date list of the cards that provide the CUDA/OpenCL processing features. Heed these step-by-step instructions:
- Open APP from your Start menu.
- Open Edit → Preferences → Previews (Applicable only in CC series).
- In Preferences, find GPU Information. Click it.
- Now search Ray-tracing. Select GPU from the drop-down menu.
- Download and Install GPU-Z from: https://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/. (You’ll get the exact name of your graphics card here.)
- Ensure you’ve checked OpenCL and CUDA.
- Now do some homework. Create a Notepad file on the Desktop. Give it a name, such as cuda-supported-cards.txt
- Type your active Graphics Card name in it (as shown in the screenshot below).
- Save this Notepad and move it to where you’ve installed APP.
- In the APP interface, go to File → Project Settings → General. Now enable it (either CUDA or OpenCL). Leave the third one, Mercury Playback Engine Software Only.