Windows gets Adobe Premiere Pro OpenCL support at last

In a joint announcement this morning, AMD and Adobe Collaborate confirmed that ‘Adobe Premiere Pro’ will so support video editing software through open standards
The upcoming version of Adobe Premiere Pro software will provide user with “real-time editing, effects, compositing and colour grading” according to a press-release sent out this morning from the before mentioned companies. Adobe Systems will support the ‘OpenCL’ hardware-accelerated video editing on the Microsoft Windows platform for the first time.
Adobe states that the “combination of expanded support for open standards and the Adobe Creative Cloud brings unmatched access to the most up-to-date and powerful professional post-production tools anywhere”. According to the release Adobe Premiere Pro will be optimized to “take full advantage of a wider range of AMD professional- and consumer-class graphics processing units” and “accelerated processing units” in order to allow real-time editing with DV to HD and HD to 4K UltraHD even at high frame-rates. These features had already been apart of the Mac OSX platform.
“AMD and Adobe are dedicated to delivering professional- and consumer-level solutions that support open standards and provide artists everywhere with the ability to create at the speed of thought,” said Neal Robison, senior director, Software Alliances at AMD. “Through AMD’s strong relationship with Adobe, video editors no longer have to wait for the rendering of edits, effects and composites ─ most everything can now be achieved at high-quality in real-time.”
“We’re all about creating the best software possible, and at NAB we’re revealing some incredible enhancements to our video editing tools,” said Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. “Our customers require powerful systems that enable them to work quickly and efficiently. While we already support OpenCL on the Mac, today’s announcement gives creative professionals the opportunity to tap into the massive compute resources of AMD APUs and GPUs on Windows-based PCs, broadening the type of accelerated experience they can have with our upcoming software.”
On the ‘Adobe Creative Cloud’ side of the software, the service will offer an “end-to-end, cross-platform tool kit with industry-leading software seamlessly integrated with all the hardware needed to create, collaborate and stay connected”.

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