I just recently built a new PC for editing. Have CS5 Production Premium, and the following hardware
AMD Motherboard with a Phenom II X4 840 Processor
16Gb DDR3 Ram
Nvidia Quadro 4000 video card
SATA 1Tb Drive
I don't think the CUDA technology is being used correctly. I setup a test clip that was about 10 seconds long and it is a AVCHD format video. I apply an effect to that 10 second clip and it plays it all choppy and uses 100% of the CPU. I figured with my setup I should see smooth playback and at the very least the processors use should be reduced by the video card. The effect I have been using to test is one spot light on the video image.
Is there a way to check if I have something misconfigured?
I don't have Premiere Pro open to check, but only certain effects are accelerated. They are designated by the icon with the swishy lines through it, to the right of the effect name in the effects bin.
In addition, the GPU will only accelerate the effect. The CPU still has to do the decoding for such heavily compressed material.