6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 31, 2010 1:03 PM by sldwaa

    Mercury Playback Engine Not Hardware Enabled

    sldwaa Level 1

      I am a novice previer pro CS5 user (just starting out), and purchased the following video card:


      MSI N470GTX Twin Frozr II NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5.  The 470 is on the compatibility list.


      When I open Premier, and go to:


      "project" / "project settings" / "general" - and go to the bottom of the menu, the selection for hardware / software mercury playback engine is greyed out, and it is in software select mode.  I cannot use the pulldown to change to hardware.  I updated my driver from NVIDIA directly tonight also and that did not help.  Is there anything I need to add (software) or any thing I need to change to make this work?  I read one post where they said I needed to load the CUDA development kit for this to work (from NVIDIA).  Am I overlooking anything basic here to make this work?


      Thanks in advance...