3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2010 7:52 PM by John T Smith

    Use of other graphics cards?

    impactvideo Level 1

      I tried a trial of PPro CS5.


      I realize that only some cards will allow hardware acceleration. However, I was wondering if PPro CS5 will function with other cards but without hardware acceleration capabilities?


      My new machine has an Nvidia GTX 260 card.  When I brought in some AVI footage, it played, but there was kind of colored starburst effect that overlaid the video.  It was kind of like those 1960's psychedelic posters where a rock star had sun rays emanating from behind the person in the poster ala Hendrix.  Unfortunately my trial has expired so I cannot render out a sample and post on my web host for viewing.


      Therefore my question is: do I need one of the approved cards in order to use PPro CS5 at all?  My power supply can provide 480 watts which appears to be marginal for some of the cards specified by Adobe for use with PPro CS5.


      Many thanks.


      Jeff in Palmetto, FL

        • 1. Re: Use of other graphics cards?
          shooternz Level 6

          You do not need one of the "MPE Supported / approved" CUDA cards if you do not want MPE hardware action in your workflow.


          but... suggest that you do need a Adobe Hardware supported graphic card. Check the Hardware / system requirements.


          (It not as double dutch as that sounds)


          BTW - update your current drivers if you havent already.


          BTW: MPE hardware is well worth having ...so why wouldnt you?

          • 2. Re: Use of other graphics cards?
            Colin Brougham Level 6

            The GPU you use really doesn't matter; occasionally, the driver you use does, however. Updating to a newer driver can often remedy bizarre display issues.


            When I brought in some AVI footage


            This might be an issue, as well. "AVI footage" is synonymous with "box of stuff." What's in the box is the question... or in this case, what's in the AVI is the question. Is it DV? MPEG-4? Something else? Some codecs (e.g. the stuff in the box) will cause display problems, but you'll have to tell us what's in the box.


            The power supply is weak by contemporary standards, but if it's enough to power your computer, it's enough (generally speaking). Changing the PSU is not going to correct the problem.

            • 3. Re: Use of other graphics cards?
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              The exact version of nVidia driver can, indeed, cause problems with PPro CS5


              And, your power supply is not large enough for the higher powered nVidia cards... which have 2 power connectors on the card and require a LOT of power to run


              But, if you don't want to get into major rebuilding, many ATI cards work just fine for CS5, albeit without hardware MPE


              My CS5/AVCHD 1st Impressions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/652694?tstart=0 includes a link to what I built


              Added... to further what Colin said


              Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0

              What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811?tstart=0

              What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0