my nearly new (made-for-Mac) ATI card is not supported by Premiere Pro.
That's not true. It will work fine.
What does that mean when I use PrP, After Effects, or any of the other Adobe products?
Doesn't mean anything. Well, it means that...
There are only two Adobe approved video cards sold by Apple. Both are over $1000.
... those two cards provide supported for hardware Mercury Playback Engine acceleration. The Quadro 4000 should be around $750USD.
What kinds of catastrophes should I expect if I continue to use my OpenCL ATI Radeon HD 5770 card with PrP, AE, or any of the other MC programs?
None. You won't get hardware acceleration, but the card itself will be fine. If you're using CS5, you'll want to have the 5.0.4 update installed, which resolves some stability issues with Radeon cards on the Mac. If you're using CS5.5, you're good to go.
Thank you to all. From that video I understand how all of my CPU cores will be used. And that the ATI Radeon's GPU will not because it's not one that PP and AE are designed to use.
Regardless, I'm able to run PP and AE. For now that's OK (If I decide to purchase FCP X it will take advantage of the ATI Radeon.) Should I ever need the speed that an NVIDIA card can provide while using these Adobe products I can purchase one.
Again, thank you.
Hi MatthewMusic - came across your post about the ATI 5770 on a MacPro w/ PP. Do you still have stability?
I have a MP set up w/ the ATI 5770 and cannot use PP w/o it crashing every single time when i quit the app (regardless of how complex the project is).
I've tried PP versions 5.0-5.5.2 with the same results and becoming very disenchanted w/ PP. I really want to use this software, but just cannot seem to get it to work - and I like to think i'm pretty tech savvy...
my specs are:
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro5,1
Processor Name: 6-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number of Processors: 2
Total Number of Cores: 12
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per Processor): 12 MB
Memory: 64 GB
ATI Radeon HD 5770:
Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 5770
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
I'd like to know as well if everything works fine with the ATI 5770. I already own an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT and an NVIDIA QUADRO 4000. The two work great with Premiere and After Effects, but since I saw the reccomended specs for DaVinci Resolve (which I'd like to buy) are ATI 5770 as GUI and NVIDIA QUADRO 4000 as GPU, I was thinking of buying the ATI, replace the GeForce and run both DaVinci Resolve and the Adobe Suite with the same configuration.
Do you think it will work?