I'm trying to evaluate Premiere Pro for use on a MacBook Pro Retina with the nvidia GT650M. The rMBP is new, running the latest (10.8.2) OS. I haven't updated nvidia drivers or attempted to install cuda. I downloaded the Pr trial, installed it and updated to get version 6.0.2. The rMBP's graphics switching is disabled so the GT650M card is used full time.
With the video renderer set to "Mercury Playback Engine Software Only" I can import a video clip and play it without problem. If I switch the renderer to OpenCL, Pr crashes after a few seconds, putting up a box that says "Sorry, a serious error has occurred that requires Adobe Premiere Pro to shut down." This happens reliably whenever the project contains video and has the renderer set to OpenCL.
Any ideas? Are others getting Pr to work with OpenCL on the rMBP? If so, how? I know that Mercury's support for the rMBP hardware is pretty new, but I'd really like to see it functional before buying Premiere.
Thanks. Actually, OpenCL is supposed to be supported for this nvidia card -- it, and two Radeon cards, are in the opencl_supported_cards.txt in Pr 6.0.2. The listing of supported cards on Adobe's web site is pretty clearly out of date.
But that second link describes what sounds like the same symptoms I'm having. I guess I'll go ahead and try to install CUDA, as that seems to work for others.
OK, CUDA works. Loaded the 5.0.37 CUDA driver from nvidia and that works -- at least it doesn't crash immediately. Selecting the OpenCL renderer still gets an instant crash. Not very reassuring, but I guess the OpenCL support is pretty immature overall and I can get on with evaluating Pr based on CUDA.
Thanks again for the pointer, John.
Glad the link I sent you solved your problem... at least with the CUDA side of the card
>listing of supported cards on Adobe's web site is pretty clearly out of date
I can't remember which Adobe staff member said this in the past, but someone did say that the tech staff had very little say in what the marketing people put on the web site... and I will GUESS that includes not having any influence with posting web site updates
I really have no idea how you could send a message to Adobe that the http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html page needs an update
I do have an Email address for feedback firstname.lastname@example.org but I've never used it... might be worth a try