Just over 8 months after announcing the AMD Radeon Pro SSG based on the "Vega" GPU architecture, Adobe has announced native support within Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
As some may recall, the AMD Radeon Pro SSG was the first card on the market to have 2TB of NVMe storage integrated onto the graphics card. This card is specifically targeted to users who have high demand workflows such as high-resolution video, VR, and 360 video stitching. The announcement by Adobe is the first major partnership to be publicly shown by AMD to harness the unique design of the card.
The soon to be shipping version (April 3, 2018) of Adobe Premiere Pro CC allows for high-resolution video production, supporting 4K and 8K footage in popular native camera formats, including ARRI AMIRA, Canon XF and RAW, Panasonic AVC and P2, REDCODE RAW, and Sony XDCAM, XAVC, and RAW. The Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Radeon Pro SSG workflow should reduce the CPU and memory bottlenecks traditionally encountered, which will allow editors to increase their productivity.
Although we have seen technology demos of the support since the introduction at Siggraph, the performance up until now has been less than stellar. We have been told by our sources that these issues have been resolved and promised a hands-on session at the 2018 NAB Show next week.
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