Now we have word, spotted by our friends at BSN, that AMD has released its own plug-in to work with Premiere CS4 for video encoding.
Indeed AMD seems to be going the road NVIDIA refuses to: offering support for this advanced software even on consumer-level graphics cards. NVIDIA still requires a high-end, high-priced Quadro card to get the job done.
If you have a Radeon graphics card and want to see how the GPU-acceleration works in Adobe Premiere CS4, head on over to AMD’s forums to grab the beta version.
When nVidia released Quadro CX and FX 4800 graphics card, we were unpleasantly surprised to learn that the only difference between the cards was a DVD containing Badaboom’s RapiHD plug-in for Adobe Premiere CS4.
RapiHD plug-in worked only with the Quadro CX graphics card, so for instance, a combo between FX 5800 and SDI add-in card would be useless. After couple months of hard work, AMD today announced the release of beta version of ATI Stream plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 software package.