I would like to know how the Kona 3 and Nvidia 4000 work in Premiere Pro 5.5. Doe the Nvidia only affect the display on the Mac monitors?Does it support 2 monitors like my ATI Radeon 3875? Does the the Kona only affect the video going to the external monitor? And what is happening with the MPE in this setup?
Wow, I just learned somethingfrom Adobe tech support that has the potential to really disappoint a lot of editors switching to PrP 5.5. I was told that PrP supports only 1 graphics card at a time. So you have a choice. If you want to take full advantage of your CUDA card speeding certain things up, then you cant use the Kona 3 card to output the video to an engineering / client monitor. And conversely, if you need to see your video from the Kona 3 card displayed on a external monitor, you cant take advantage of the MPE / CUDA benefits from your Nvidia card. Yikes.
Actually the MPE will only use 1 GPU for the CUDA processing. The I/O card working with the MPE engine has to do with the drivers the I/O manufacturer release. AJA last I checked did not completely work with the acceleration. Blackmagic drivers work fine with the acceleration.
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Tom, I believe this recently changed with the release of the new Kona drivers last week. It was true that the GPU benefits did not use to work when in an AJA preset timeline, because the AJA drivers didn't take advantage of it. But AJA rewrote the drivers.
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