Adobe Premiere Pro 22.2 brings HEVC 10-bit encoding boost for NVIDIA and Intel GPUs

Published: Feb 9th 2022, 08:14 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA and Intel GPUs are now faster for HEVC encoding in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe announces its newest version of Premiere Pro, its highly popular video editing software. The February update brings a few changes such as an introduction of Remix software for Premiere, which is an advanced audio retaimer tool. The Premiere Pro 22.2 also comes with an improved offline speech-to-text transcription algoritm, it is now up to 3 times faster.

However, the most significant upgrade comes to HEVC 10-bit encoding using 4:2:0 chroma subsampling. According to the charts posted by Adobe, NVIDIA GPUs (in this case Quadro RTX 5000 are now at least four times faster in video encoding for this format compared to the previous 22.1.1 version.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 in Adobe Premiere 22.2 HEVC encoding, Source: Adobe

Furthermore, encoding speeds for Intel Tiger Lake laptop i7-1165G7 CPU with integrated Xe-LP graphics (Iris Xe) were also shared. According to the charts, Intel Iris Xe is at least 8 times faster in 4K encoding and 13 times faster in HD simple scenario

Intel Iris Xe in Adobe Premiere 22.2 HEVC encoding, Source: Adobe

Adobe software makes use of advanced hardware encoding capabilities. The company has incorporated Intel Quick Sync technology for Premiere and Media Encoder, which as shown above can significantly boost encoding capability even for Ultra-HD resolution on mobile devices. For NVIDIA GPU owners Adobe recommends official Studio drivers

Source: Adobe

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