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GPU and GPU Driver Requirements for Premiere Pro

  1. Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide
  2. Beta releases
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  3. Getting started
    1. Get started with Adobe Premiere Pro
    2. What's new in Premiere Pro
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    5. Accessibility in Premiere Pro
    6. Long Form and Episodic Workflow Guide
  4. Hardware and operating system requirements
    1. Hardware recommendations
    2. System requirements
    3. GPU and GPU Driver requirements
    4. GPU Accelerated Rendering & Hardware Encoding/Decoding
  5. Creating projects
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    4. Work with multiple open projects
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    6. Backward compatibility of Premiere Pro projects
    7. Open and edit Premiere Rush projects in Premiere Pro
    8. Best Practices: Create your own project templates
  6. Workspaces and workflows
    1. Workspaces
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    3. Working with Panels
    4. Windows touch and gesture controls
    5. Use Premiere Pro in a dual-monitor setup
  7. Capturing and importing
    1. Capturing
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      3. Batch capturing and recapturing
      4. Setting up your system for HD, DV, or HDV capture
    2. Importing
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      3. Importing digital audio
    3. Importing from Avid or Final Cut
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    4. Supported file formats
    5. Digitizing analog video
    6. Working with timecode
  8. Editing
    1. Sequences
      1. Create and change sequences
      2. Add clips to sequences
      3. Rearrange clips in a sequence
      4. Find, select, and group clips in a sequence
      5. Edit from sequences loaded into the Source Monitor
      6. Simplify sequences
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      8. Working with markers
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    2. Video
      1. Create and play clips
      2. Trimming clips
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      4. Render and replace media
      5. Undo, history, and events
      6. Freeze and hold frames
      7. Working with aspect ratios
    3. Audio
      1. Overview of audio in Premiere Pro
      2. Audio Track Mixer
      3. Adjusting volume levels
      4. Edit, repair, and improve audio using Essential Sound panel
      5. Automatically duck audio
      6. Remix audio
      7. Monitor clip volume and pan using Audio Clip Mixer
      8. Audio balancing and panning
      9. Advanced Audio - Submixes, downmixing, and routing
      10. Audio effects and transitions
      11. Working with audio transitions
      12. Apply effects to audio
      13. Measure audio using the Loudness Radar effect
      14. Recording audio mixes
      15. Editing audio in the timeline
      16. Audio channel mapping in Premiere Pro
      17. Use Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
    4. Advanced editing
      1. Multi-camera editing workflow
      2. Set up and use Head Mounted Display for immersive video in Premiere Pro
      3. Editing VR
    5. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Mix audio faster
      2. Best Practices: Editing efficiently
      3. Editing workflows for feature films
  9. Video Effects and Transitions
    1. Overview of video effects and transitions
    2. Effects
      1. Types of effects in Premiere Pro
      2. Apply and remove effects
      3. Effect presets
      4. Automatically reframe video for different social media channels
      5. Color correction effects
      6. Change duration and speed of clips
      7. Adjustment Layers
      8. Stabilize footage
    3. Transitions
      1. Applying transitions in Premiere Pro
      2. Modifying and customizing transitions
      3. Morph Cut
  10. Graphics, Titles, and Animation
    1. Graphics and titles
      1. Overview of the Essential Graphics panel
      2. Create a title
      3. Create a shape
      4. Align and distribute text and shapes
      5. Check spelling and Find and Replace
      6. Apply gradients to text and shapes
      7. Add Responsive Design features to your graphics
      8. Use Motion Graphics templates for titles
      9. Replace images or videos in Motion Graphics templates
      10. Use data-driven Motion Graphics templates
      11. Best Practices: Faster graphics workflows
      12. Working with captions
      13. Speech to Text
      14. Speech to Text in Premiere Pro | FAQ
      15. Retiring the Legacy Titler in Premiere Pro | FAQ
      16. Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics
    2. Animation and Keyframing
      1. Adding, navigating, and setting keyframes
      2. Animating effects
      3. Use Motion effect to edit and animate clips
      4. Optimize keyframe automation
      5. Moving and copying keyframes
      6. Viewing and adjusting effects and keyframes
  11. Compositing
    1. Compositing, alpha channels, and adjusting clip opacity
    2. Masking and tracking
    3. Blending modes
  12. Color Correction and Grading
    1. Overview: Color workflows in Premiere Pro
    2. Auto Color
    3. Get creative with color using Lumetri looks
    4. Adjust color using RGB and Hue Saturation Curves
    5. Correct and match colors between shots
    6. Using HSL Secondary controls in the Lumetri Color panel
    7. Create vignettes
    8. Looks and LUTs
    9. Lumetri scopes
    10. Display Color Management
    11. HDR for broadcasters
    12. Enable DirectX HDR support
  13. Exporting media
    1. Export video
    2. Export Preset Manager
    3. Workflow and overview for exporting
    4. Quick export
    5. Exporting for the Web and mobile devices
    6. Export a still image
    7. Exporting projects for other applications
    8. Exporting OMF files for Pro Tools
    9. Export to Panasonic P2 format
    10. Export settings
      1. Export settings reference
      2. Basic Video Settings
      3. Encoding Settings
    11. Best Practices: Export faster
  14. Collaboration: Frame.io, Productions, and Team Projects
    1. Collaboration in Premiere Pro
    2. Frame.io
      1. Install and activate Frame.io
      2. Use Frame.io with Premiere Pro and After Effects
      3. Frequently asked questions
    3. Productions
      1. Using Productions
      2. How clips work across projects in a Production
      3. Best Practices: Working with Productions
    4. Team Projects
      1. What's New in Team Projects
      2. Get started with Team Projects
      3. Create a Team Project
      4. Add and manage media in Team Projects
      5. Collaborate with Team Projects
      6. Share and manage changes with Team Project collaborators
      7. Archive, restore, or delete Team Projects
  15. Working with other Adobe applications
    1. After Effects and Photoshop
    2. Dynamic Link
    3. Audition
    4. Prelude
  16. Organizing and Managing Assets
    1. Working in the Project panel
    2. Organize assets in the Project panel
    3. Playing assets
    4. Search assets
    5. Creative Cloud Libraries
    6. Sync Settings in Premiere Pro
    7. Consolidate, transcode, and archive projects
    8. Managing metadata
    9. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Learning from broadcast production
      2. Best Practices: Working with native formats
  17. Improving Performance and Troubleshooting
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    3. Working with Proxies
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      2. Ingest and Proxy Workflow
    4. Check if your system is compatible with Premiere Pro
    5. Premiere Pro for Apple silicon
    6. Eliminate flicker
    7. Interlacing and field order
    8. Smart rendering
    9. Control surface support
    10. Best Practices: Working with native formats
    11. Knowledge Base
      1. Known issues
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      3. Fix Premiere Pro crash issues
      4. Green and pink video in Premiere Pro or Premiere Rush
      5. How do I manage the Media Cache in Premiere Pro?
      6. Fix errors when rendering or exporting
      7. Troubleshoot issues related to playback and performance in Premiere Pro
  18. Monitoring Assets and Offline Media
    1. Monitoring assets
      1. Using the Source Monitor and Program Monitor
      2. Using the Reference Monitor
    2. Offline media
      1. Working with offline clips
      2. Creating clips for offline editing
      3. Relinking offline medInstia

Understand the GPU and GPU driver requirements for Premiere Pro for the October 2018 and later releases of Premiere Pro (version 13.0 and later)

After upgrading to Premiere Pro, there may be driver issues, and you may need to upgrade your driver.

Note:

Nvidia has stopped releasing Studio Drivers for 9 series and below. Adobe. strongly recommends the following drivers:

Also, NVIDIA has ended support for Kepler mobile GPUs. If you are using one of these devices, the system compatibility report In Premiere Pro 14.0 alerts you that your driver needs to be updated. However, there are no driver updates for this series.

Some of the driver issues that you could face are:

  • Green, pink, or purple streaks in Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro after importing a file or in the  exported file. For more information on fixing this error, see Green and pink video in Premiere Pro CC 13.0 or Premiere Rush CC 1.0.
  • Renderer option is grayed out when you navigate to File > Project Settings > General.
  • Intermittent crash while editing.
  • No previews, garbled previews, frame drops, performance issues including slow playback or frame glitches. This article explains what’s needed for using CUDA, Intel, and Apple Metal graphics with the 2019 versions of Premiere Pro (13.0 and higher).

NVIDIA CUDA graphics acceleration requires CUDA 10.1 drivers.

CUDA is not a requirement for running the Adobe video apps, but if you prefer CUDA graphics acceleration, you must have CUDA 10.1 drivers from NVIDIA installed on your system before upgrading to Premiere Pro versions 13.0 and later.

Updating NVIDIA Drivers on Windows

You can run Premiere Pro with the latest GeForce series GPUs or Quadro Series cards. 

These drivers are updated regularly so check the NVIDA website to be sure you have the most current version for your GPU.

You can find the latest GPU drivers here:

Updating display driver and CUDA 10.1 driver for macOS

Here are the requirements for running CUDA 10.1 on macOS: 

  • Requires macOS 10.13.6 (most recent version of High Sierra).
  • A current NVIDIA GPU with at least 4 GB of memory.
  • NVIDIA display driver version 387.10.10.10.40.128.
Note:

macOS10.14 (Mojave) does not currently support CUDA.

Make sure you update the device driver before you install the CUDA driver. You can update the device driver from the following locations:

Adobe supports those versions of Windows and macOS that are still actively supported by Microsoft and Apple. For macOS, that typically means the three most recent versions.

That holds true for the latest releases as well. However to realize the performance benefits of Apple’s Metal graphics acceleration, the 2019 version of Premiere Pro needs to run on either macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or the recently launched 10.14 (Mojave).

You can still run Premiere Pro on macOS 10.12 using OpenCL graphics acceleration, but Metal provides 15-20 percent faster rendering and Adobe recommends it for optimum performance.

Premiere Pro versions 13.0 and later require a recent version of the Intel graphics driver. Your Intel driver version has to be version 27.20.100.8476 or above to avoid any stability and performance issues. We recommend updating your Intel drivers to the above drivers.

Note:

100.8476 refers to the last two places of the complete version of the Intel driver (i.e. 27.20.100.8476)

Adobe recommends that you try to obtain a compatible driver from your PC manufacturer.  If a compatible version is not available, Intel makes a generic version available on its website.

Note:

If your driver is older than 100.6286 and your PC manufacturer does not provide a compatible version, it is recommended that you do not install a version later than 100.6286 from the Intel site.  Driver version 100.6444 is a Windows DCH driver which does not install cleanly on top of older, legacy drivers.

Adobe highly recommends making a backup of your system, first.  If you have difficulty installing the driver, see: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005629.html.

How Premiere Pro works with dual GPU systems

If you are using a system with dual GPUs, then:

  1. Premiere Pro with Open CL: Premiere Pro first checks for the Intel/AMD driver.
  2. Premiere Pro with CUDA: Premiere Pro first checks for the NVIDIA driver.
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