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Discuss : AMD Hardware Accelerated Encode for H264/HEVC

Adobe Employee ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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With the latest Adobe Premiere Pro Beta build we have enabled Hardware Accelerated Encoding through AMD GPU card.


If you have AMD GPU card on your Windows machine, you will be able to use this feature.


To enable this option, select H.264/HEVC from the Format drop-down under Export Settings. Then under the Video tab, go to Encoding Settings and set the Performance to Hardware Encoding. Setting it to Software Encoding will disable hardware encoding and Adobe Premiere Pro won't use AMD HW to encode the media. Please see attached screenshot.

Feature is enabled in Adobe Premiere Pro Beta, Adobe Media Encoder Beta and Adobe Premiere Rush.

 

Please try out the feature and share your feedback.

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Adobe Employee , May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020
  Hi Everyone, AMD Encode support is now available in the released (non-Beta) versions of: - Media Encoder 14.2 - Premiere Pro 14.2 - Premiere Rush 1.5.12   Thank you to all for your feedback during the Feature Development.    Thanks Brajesh

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Community Beginner ,
May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020

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My technical understanding is too limited to understand your reply. In simple words please let me ask: Do I have any advantage through some kind of new hardware encoding with the new version of PP with my i MacPro? If yes, how to activate that? If no, when will you have a similar upgrade for Mac users?

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Adobe Employee ,
May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020

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Thanks for your Query. This feature- AMD HW encoding is for Windows which is enabled in 14.2 release. For Mac/ iMac Pro users, HW encoding is already implemented. With current release- 14.2 there is no impact on Mac.

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New Here ,
May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020

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Thank you. I have a MacPro with AMD Radeon Pro Vega 2 and when I select hardware encoding an error appears that my system does not support hardware acceleration. What should I do? 

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Adobe Employee ,
May 22, 2020 May 22, 2020

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Thanks for your query. Though 14.2 release doesn't impact th Mac Pro behaviour but for now you can encode via Software encoding. Also, please share the encode settings with which you are trying to encode and refer to this link for more detail - https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/faq-all-about-hardware-encoding-in-premiere-pro-14-2/m-p...

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 22, 2020 Jul 22, 2020

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Hello, I was wondering if a laptop with a Ryzen 4800hs with 1650ti would be able to render H.264 and if it would have good video playback performance in the timeline in After Effects and Premiere Pro. Would love to get your response.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 24, 2020 Jul 24, 2020

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Hi Hansen,

 

Thanks for your Query. So with the exitsting Premiere Pro 14.3.1 release, the export will be much faster for both H.264 and HEVC  files due to the AMD encode feature being added. For the video playback performance in the timeline in After Effects and Premiere Pro, it will be same as previous versions for now. Though, in future releases the playback performance will be better as we are working towards it.

 

Regards

Neha Chaudhary

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New Here ,
Aug 06, 2020 Aug 06, 2020

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Hi Neha,

 

I recently purchased a MBP 13" and have the AMD 5700XT connected to it. The laptop recognizes the card, however I'm curious to know if Premiere recognizes this card when you chose to export with the "hardware encoding" option. I have turned on "egpu" in all areas (get info / prefs / proj settings), however my Activity Monitor doesn't show the AMD being utilized when I'm exporting an H.264 file. So is the "hardware" referring to the Mac's internal graphics card? 

 

Thanks,

PD

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 07, 2020 Aug 07, 2020

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Hi PD,

 

Thanks for your Query. This feature- AMD HW encoding is for Windows which is enabled in 14.2 release. For Mac/ iMac Pro/MBP users, HW encoding is already implemented using VideoToolbox for HW encoding. With current release- 14.2 there is no impact on Mac users.

 

-Regards

Neha Chaudhary

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Participant ,
Sep 07, 2020 Sep 07, 2020

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Hello Everyone!
I have found a bug! When I use my Panasonic S1H video camera and record 4K 10-bit H.264 5.9K 10-bit H.265, then encoding cannot be accelerated. I believe the system cannot processes the high resolution files.

 

Computer Specifications:

  • Processor - AMD 1700X
  • System Memory: 32GB
  • OS Windows 10
  • Hard Drives: 500GB Boot/Program SSD, 4TB Data, Video Source files on NAS over 10GB Link.
  • Video Card: AMD Vega Frontier Edition with 16GB VRAM, with the latest pro drivers.

 

You can test this for yourself, as I have the original files from my camera available at this link:

 

Panasonic S1H H.264 UHD 10-bit Source used hardware encode fine.Panasonic S1H H.264 UHD 10-bit Source used hardware encode fine.Panasonic S1H H.265 UHD 10-bit Source uses hardware encoding just fine.Panasonic S1H H.265 UHD 10-bit Source uses hardware encoding just fine.Panasonic S1H H.265 5.9K 10-bit Source fails to use Hardware Encoding.Panasonic S1H H.265 5.9K 10-bit Source fails to use Hardware Encoding.Hardware Encode Error message.Hardware Encode Error message.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 07, 2020 Sep 07, 2020

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Hi,

 

Thanks for your query.

 

Yes, for  the high resolution files like -5.9K 10-bit H.265,  the encode will work via SW mode as HW encoding capability is dependent on the AMD card capability. For most of the cards tested, the HW encoding capability is till 4 K only and it can be more than that as well if the AMD card is capable. This is as expected.

 

-Regards

Neha Chaudhary

 

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Sep 07, 2020 Sep 07, 2020

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Also, if you have more questions, please feel free to ask

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