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Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC 

Real-time Results Ramp up Productivity with AMD and Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC
Adobe’s new Premiere Pro CC video editing software, featuring the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine and cross-platform OpenCL™ support, enables creative artists to tap into the robust power of AMD graphics processing units (GPUs) and accelerated processing units (APUs).

Through a flexible and scalable GPU-accelerated video pipeline, artists can work productively while editing footage from multiple sources, applying myriad complex effects, using multiple layers and masks, compositing and rendering—all at high quality and in real time.

No matter the project, camera source, format, resolution or operating system, AMD GPUs and APUs help amplify productivity and creativity in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. 

Reap the many benefits of an AMD GPU-accelerated Adobe Premiere Pro CC video pipeline:

  • Multi-GPU Support
    Premiere Pro CC takes full advantage of the increased horsepower afforded by multiple AMD GPUs to help increase productivity and throughput.

  • Adobe Media Encoder
    The Adobe Media Encoder (AME), with support for OpenCL™ and GPU acceleration, automates the production of multiple encoded versions of source files, sequences, and compositions in Premiere Pro CC. With the GPU-accelerated AME and AMD graphics technology, editors can quickly encode projects and output files for virtually any destination. AMD GPUs handle the heavy lifting, freeing the system’s CPU to perform other functions.

  • Drive Multiple Displays
    AMD Eyefinity technology boosts productivity even further, driving up to 5K resolution output to each of up to six displays with a single AMD FirePro™ W7000 graphics card via DisplayPort 1.2.

  • Adobe Mercury Playback Engine
    AMD GPUs and APUs are fully supported in the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine for dramatically fast performance.

  • OpenCL™ Optimization 
    Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC is OpenCL-optimized for Windows, bringing high-end, responsive, real-time video production and editing to the masses. Users can select from a wider array of powerful AMD GPUs and APUs on Windows and Macintosh platforms, ranging from slick slim notebooks to desktop PCs and workstations.
  • Fast Feedback
    Harness the power of AMD GPU acceleration to help speed up more than 40 effects in Adobe Premiere Pro. Apply color corrections and effects to multiple layers of DV, HD or 5K video and gain feedback on the fly.

  • Adjustment Layers
    Create adjustment layers similar to those used in Photoshop and After Effects to dramatically streamline the effects process. Apply one or more effects across multiple clips or to all of the clips on the tracks below them and easily create masks to adjust a selected area of a shot. View the results and adjust them to perfection while playing them back in real time—virtually stutter-free.

  • Accelerated Rendering
    AMD graphics hardware speeds the end-to-end video production and editing workflow, enabling artists to achieve a high-quality final render and export to virtually any format for any distribution destination (e.g.  broadcast, web, DVD, Blu-ray, film, etc.) significantly faster.

  • Lumetri™ Deep Color Engine
    Now included in Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, the Lumetri Deep Color Engine enables artists to quickly and precisely craft the perfect look for every project—for everything from mobile devices to movie screens—leveraging the power of AMD FirePro™ and Radeon™ graphics hardware.(3) Get cutting-edge color science, 32-bit per channel floating-point processing and precision grading for virtually any file-based footage.


  • Three-Way Color Corrector
    Enhanced performance and responsiveness of the three-way Color Corrector in Adobe Premiere Pro enables speedy color management in modern video workflows and helps editors to improve video image quality in real time. Get superior performance of primary and secondary color correction tasks, Adobe Photoshop-style auto-correct functions and visual color correction across the board for shadows, mid-tones and highlights.


  • Native Format Support
    Mix and match various video formats, from DV to HD to 5K, without missing a beat. Work natively with nearly every video format without having to transcode or rewrap footage and apply multiple effects, color corrections and transitions to each clip with real-time responsiveness and immediate results.


  • Fluid Multicam Editing
    AMD graphics technology simplifies and streamlines work with any type of media in a multi-camera editing session, including footage from various cameras and still images, and helps make fast work of compute- and graphics-intensive tasks. Synchronize and edit multicam footage, view each track’s audio waveform, switch between tracks, adjust color and apply effects across multiple shots and preview, render and playback smoothly and in real time.


  • Warp Stabilizer Effect
    The Warp Stabilizer removes jitter and compensates for rolling shutter artifacts and other motion-related irregularities. Easily stabilize a bumpy camera move or lock a shot automatically with the same powerful Warp Stabilizer technology provided in Adobe After Effects.


Adobe® After Effects® CC 

Fast Graphics Pipeline with AMD and Adobe® After Effects® CC
Pair AMD professional or consumer graphics cards with Adobe After Effects to create, manipulate and polish motion graphics and cinematic visual effects (VFX) quickly, efficiently and effectively. AMD graphics hardware and Adobe After Effects software deliver a robust and reliable creative workflow and an unparalleled user experience.
 
AMD empowers unprecedented performance to invigorate artists and encourage experimentation with GPU-powered compositing and animation in Adobe After Effects. Unleash your full creativity and see results in real time with AMD and the latest features in Adobe After Effects.

AMD boosts a variety of Adobe After Effects GPU-accelerated features:

  • Hardware BlitPipe—Hardware-accelerated Composition, Layer and Footage Panels
    The Hardware BlitPipe GPU-acceleration feature is engaged when using color management output simulation on the screen and the exposure control in the viewer panels.
  • Cartoon Effect
    The dedicated cartoon effect gives live footage the look of cell animation quickly and easily.
  • OpenGL Swap Buffer
    The OpenGL swap buffer feature accelerates the drawing of pixels to the screen. This process, which can result in a performance bottleneck with larger displays, is made fast and smooth with AMD graphics hardware.

Adobe® SpeedGrade™ CC 

Color, Depth and Detail with AMD and Adobe® SpeedGrade™ CC
Take video projects to the next level and beyond by pairing the robust color grading capabilities of Adobe SpeedGrade with AMD graphics hardware.
 
With AMD and Adobe SpeedGrade, artists can open the full dynamic range of their source footage and retain details often lost in shadows and highlights. Craft picture-perfect output for virtually any format—from smartphones to the big screen—faster with AMD GPU acceleration.

AMD GPU- and APU-accelerated features in Adobe SpeedGrade include:

  • Primary and Secondary Color Correction
    Apply primary color corrections to the full frame, in combination with secondary grades for selected color ranges within images.
  • Powerful Layer-based Grading
    Simplify complex color adjustments with layers, combine and rearrange grades and effects and adjust the influence of each layer with its own opacity slider.
  • Balanced Gamma
    Adjust footage to compensate for gamma irregularities and color shifts, including automatic color calibration for QuickTime output.
  • Camera and Color Space Matching
    Capture Macbeth color charts and automatically match color spaces for footage created with different cameras.
  • Award-winning Stereoscopic Tools
    Accelerate stereoscopic workflows with automatic geometric and colorimetric error correction and control depth placement within and between shots for comfortable viewing. 
  • Automatic Scene Detection
    Automatically identify edits from archived projects to distinguish individual shots and make short work of restoration and remastering projects.
  • Flexible Masking Tools
    Create and modify mask shapes with intuitive drawing tools. Track and animate your mask and control feathering with precision.
  • Real-time Reframing and Resizing
    Resize and reframe your shots and pan and scan in real time to deliver perfectly composed images for virtually any display, from handheld tablets to the big screen.
  • Film-style Filters and Effects
    Add special filters for a stylized film look or apply effects such as sharpen, soften and glow.

Adobe® Photoshop® CC 

Image Editing Accelerated with AMD and Adobe® Photoshop®
Create eye-catching and awe-inspiring designs fast. AMD graphics hardware powers creativity and productivity, boosting the performance of more than 30 features, filters and functions in the latest edition of Adobe Photoshop.
 
Creative professionals, prosumers and everyone in between can now benefit from a high-end digital imaging workflow by simply coupling an affordable, yet powerful AMD consumer- or professional-grade GPU or APU with the latest edition of Adobe Photoshop.
 
Get lightning-fast results: Leverage the immense power of AMD GPU and APU hardware with the Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine, OpenCL support and dozens of GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop

Key AMD GPU- and APU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop include:

  • Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine
    The Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine supports OpenCL™ and OpenGL to accelerate new and enhanced Adobe Photoshop features, delivering unprecedented responsiveness for a fluid feel as artists work.

  • Smart Sharpen
    Adobe’s all-new Smart Sharpen filter leverages OpenCL™ and AMD graphics technology to sharpen images faster1 while minimizing halo effects on distinct edges and providing precise noise reduction control;

  • Smart Objects
    Use Smart Objects to perform nondestructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics—all while viewing your edits in real time and in high resolution with GPU acceleration. AMD GPUs also speed the responsiveness and performance of Smart Objects in concert with Photoshop’s Smart Sharpen, Liquify, and Blur Gallery

  • Oil Painting
    Give your artwork the look of a fine painting. Control the style of the paintbrush, as well as the direction and shine of the lighting, to achieve a polished look.

  • Puppet Warp
    Puppet Warp, powered by the Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine and AMD graphics technology, enables artists to reposition image elements, such as the angle of a subject’s arms or legs, with fluid responsiveness.


  • Blur and Blur Gallery
    The enhanced Blur Gallery harnesses the power of OpenCL and AMD graphics technology to deliver mouse-down previews quickly, accurately and with high on-screen resolution of up to a million pixels. High quality instant on-screen and in-context feedback allows artists to work more efficiently without unnecessary disruptions to the creative workflow. Non-destructive hardware-accelerated Blur Gallery effects are applied as Smart Objects to create a desired look for images and even video within Photoshop CC.



  • Liquify
    AMD graphics hardware boost the performance of the Liquify effect so that creative professionals can now push, pull, rotate, reflect, pucker, or bloat selected image areas to achieve unique artistic effects with greater speed2 while working with even the largest images.

AMD hardware can drive all AMD GPU- and APU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop:

  • Rotate View Tool
  • Birds-Eye Zooming
  • Pixel Grid
  • Flick Panning
  • Scrubby Zoom
  • HUD Color Picker
  • Rich Cursor Info
  • Sampling Ring (Eyedropper Tool)
  • On-Canvas Brush Resizing
  • Bristle Tip Preview
  • Oil Paint Filter
  • Adaptive Wide-Angle Correction
  • Lighting Effect Gallery
  • 3D 
  • Blur Gallery
  • Liquify
  • Puppet Warp
  • Smooth Pan And Zoom
  • Drop Shadow for Canvas Border
  • Painting Performance
  • Transform/Warping 

Footnotes 

  1. AMD tests are performed on optimized AMD reference systems. PC manufacturers may vary configuration yielding different results. Test project used the new Smart Sharpen effect with Adobe Photoshop CC pre-release build, version 1.0.0.157 from 4/23/2013, test image: 5616x3744, 60.2MB, .PSD format. A notebook PC with AMD A10-5850M APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 8650G Graphics, 2x2GB DDR3-800 RAM, video driver 12.105.0.0 - 07-Apr-2013, SSD hard drive and Window 8 Professional (x64) build 9200 took 14.84 seconds with GPU acceleration on versus 31.03 seconds with GPU acceleration off. RIN-27
  2. AMD tests are performed on optimized AMD reference systems. PC manufacturers may vary their configuration yielding different results. Test project used the new “Liquify” effect with Adobe Photoshop CC pre-release build, version 1.0.0.157 from 4/23/2013, test image: 5616x3744, 60.2MB, .PSD format.  A desktop PC with AMD A10-6800K APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 8670D Graphics, 2x2GB DDR3-2133 RAM, video driver 12.102.0.0 3/6/2013, SSD hard drive and Window 8 Professional (x64) build 9200 took 56.06 seconds with GPU acceleration on versus 95.48 seconds with GPU acceleration off.  RIN-29