NVIDIA GPUs Enable Dramatic Accelerated Features for Adobe CS6 Workflows

Acceleration from NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla professional GPUs will provide unprecedented power and interactivity to the soon-to-be-released Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) Production Premium: motion graphics that would take hours to create can now be done in minutes; effects that used to render a few frames per second run at full speed; color grading that wasn’t possible at this price point is now within the easy reach of small shops.

Following the introduction of the NVIDIA CUDA-accelerated Adobe Mercury Playback Engine in previous versions of Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe has added support for NVIDIA GPUs throughout the entire Adobe CS6 Production Premium software. Using the upgraded versions of Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade, or Photoshop, artists and editors can see workflow improvements based on NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs and NVIDIA Maximus technology.

Adobe After Effects CS6 simplifies and accelerates the motion-graphics workflow with a new 3D compositing pipeline that uses ray tracing for uncompromised image quality.

Extruded and beveled text and shapes can be incorporated directly within After Effects, renderings can be integrated with their native layers, and time-consuming back and forth can be eliminated with external 3D tools.

Adobe’s new “Ray Trace 3D” leverages the NVIDIA OptiX ray-tracing engine for rendering realistic materials, accurate reflections, soft shadows, depth of field, and motion blur. The new ray tracing becomes truly interactive, delivering final frames up to 27 times faster with NVIDIA GPUs than with dual hex-core CPUs alone.

Adobe CS6 continues to feature the NVIDIA CUDA-accelerated Adobe Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro, providing up to an 8x performance boost for fast video editing. It also features new GPU-accelerated features like uninterrupted playback, an improved three-way color corrector with additional capabilities, and real-time playback of stabilized video using the new Warp Stabilizer. This enables fluid playback of challenging video and D-Cinema formats, including DSLR, RED 4, and 5K native footage, with improved multicam support for an unlimited number of cameras. In addition, NVIDIA has created a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 that enables support for NVIDIA Quadro SDI output cards, which support multiple channels of HD-SDI output at very low latencies.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 features the new Mercury Graphics Engine, adding key, new GPU-accelerated features like liquefy, puppet warp, and intuitive new blur tools. This expands on an already wide variety of GPU-accelerated features to enable faster previews, real-time imaging, and smooth response times for unprecedented speed and fluid editing, compositing, and image manipulation.

NVIDIA Quadro GPUs pair with Quadro SDI output cards to enable graphics-to-video output in both Adobe SpeedGrade and Premiere Pro CS6, enabling efficient SDI monitoring of the complete workflow in the same GPU-accelerated system.

Combining NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs and a single unified driver in the same workstation, NVIDIA Maximus-powered systems enable video professionals to create complex, multilayer projects faster than ever before, transforming editing workflows by enabling simultaneous high-performance graphics and parallel processing, further increasing productivity and empowering creativity.

“With Adobe Creative Suite 6, we’ve innovated even more broadly around GPUs from NVIDIA to further simplify design workflows with new capabilities that enable creative pros to deliver the highest-quality productions in the least amount of time,” says Bill Roberts, director of video and audio product management for Adobe. “Expanding acceleration across a wide range of NVIDIA GPUs creates a powerful ecosystem of editing solutions for creating the best possible results.”

Adobe (booth SL2624) is exhibiting Adobe CS6 Production Premium software accelerated with NVIDIA GPUs at the NAB Show this week. In the NVIDIA booth (SL9215), Adobe is showcasing the 3D ray-tracing features of Adobe After Effects CS6, along with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, both accelerated by NVIDIA GPU technology.

NVIDIA GPUs are designed and certified to boost the performance of Adobe CS6 for the best possible user experience, with the highest reliability, exclusive Quadro SDI output support, better image quality, and faster performance, with NVIDIA Maximus technology providing up to 6 GB of graphics memory for the ultimate performance across Adobe Creative Suite 6.

To learn more about Adobe Creative Suite 6 and NVIDIA GPU acceleration features and benefits available, go to www.nvidia.com/cs6.