No, and it doesn't support some new cards in particular configurations either.
The main ones affected are the laptop hybrids in Sony Vaio. I have a Sony Vaio Z11, and the Z12 and Z13 are affected by exactly the same problem.
The nVidia video card is GT330M, which should support all sorts of things. But the most recent driver that works in this hybrid configuration (the way it is set up by Sony) is 190.xx, which presumably doesn't support this.
So PRE9 loads with an error message, but I can't see anything in the video preview, which makes editing a little difficult. It works fine in Sony Vegas though.
Sony Vaio with the auto-switching hybrid configurations are fairly common (they've sold well), and the Z11, Z12 and Z13 are a current and very powerful model (mine is Core-i7, 8GB RAM, SSD). It is a laptop that looks good, so appeals to graphic artists and video editors.
Adobe possibly needs to fix this rather quickly, because there are complaints all over the forums and I can see a lot of people dropping Adobe Premiere Elements in favour of the Sony Vegas product simply because they can't make it work. All it takes is the ability to switch OFF GPU processing! Alternatively support for this card.
as I've stated in the other Fred (see your reference), I got the behavior you describe using an
In the meantime, I've upgraded to an
I still have the same problems, just marginally faster, which could also be due to the new processor. The reason I bought the new graphics card is because it's on the list of compatible products for Premiere Pro CS5. The hope was that the Premiere Pro and Premiere Elements share enough common code to take advantage of this new card. Unfortunately, these hopes went unfulfilled.
<<I know this is off topic, but my old workstation with the GTX275 performed very well with the trial version of Premiere Pro CS5. Knowing now that my workstation upgrade was not very effective for working with Elements, I can only recommend to folks reading this to move to Pro CS5 and keep current hardware. It would have been cheaper for me.>>
Sounds like a big bug. And I think Adobe may know about it because the default timeline view changed from 'all thumbnails' in PRE7 to 'thumbnail at start' in PRE9.
Here is what I'm seeing in PRE9:
And yes - it really is that slow.
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