I am using Adobe Premiere CS5 and Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB.
At the moment I am profiting only from Software Mercury playback engine without hardware acceleration.
To be able to use Hardware accelerated Mercury playback engine you need to have NVidia Card with CUDA Drivers.
Sooo, I decided to by one and my decision was GTX 470! But according to Adobe only this cards support Mercury:
GeForce GTX 285 (Windows and Mac OS)
Quadro FX 3800 (Windows)
Quadro FX 4800 (Windows and Mac OS)
Quadro FX 5800 (Windows)
If you have some other Nvidia Card you can try this "hack":http://www.studio1pr...PremiereCS5.htm
and it will work. But how? Lot of people reporting dropped frames during rendering and another glitches, etc.....
Just google reports about, as i done.
Another thing - no appropriate drivers, no or maybe QE and CI, no OpenCL... and so one..
In Film & Video business you must go with minimum risk and have stabile system! First rule!
So I decided to by one GTX 285. I called my supplier and he had last one in stock : INNO 3D GTX 285 1GB...waiting for me! After 5-6h my iHack was on operation table: ATI out - NVidia in!!!
To be honest, I bought this card and came home in 1 hour, and rest 4 hours spend on WWW searching for right solution how to install GTX 285 on my system after ATI without problems: What kext and injector I need for NVidia, what needs to be deleted from ATI, should I use Efi, or inject over DSDT? Thousand questions and much less answers!!!
The Story begins now!!!
Ok, my system Snow 10.6.4 should already have a support for GTX 285, and I am using Netkas EFI 10.6 witch has already Efi strings inside. (To be sure, I have downloaded newest Nvidia drivers, NVInject64 and Cuda 3.1 drivers, maybe I will need it later...will see..).
I have just replaced Ati with NVidia and rebooted...... And, voila, everything works perfect!
Dual 24" Monitoring, all resolutions, System Profiler shows everything right! After log-in first thing was to make some Tests.... OpenGL first:
It was amazing! Scores from ATI was:
To be able to make some more tests, i need to install Cuda drivers:
I was so excited (leaved test for later) and started Premiere CS5! Opened my last Footage with 4 camera Sequence
where my good old ATI HD 4870 was already overloaded, and? No need to render, everything playing smooth and easy! Every layer has Keying effect! Line is still yellow!
Wonted to be sure, under the Project preferences was chosen: "Mercury Playback engine Hardware Accelerated" !!!
As it should be! I have just started to play with this project adding more effects to see where will be the border of RT -
and suddenly my PC goes down!!! Rebooting without boot picture on both monitors! Opened my iHac and my new GTX 285 is dead!!!
I can not awake it from sleep!
Change my old ATI again and PC working again OK! First booting in Snow Leopard takes a little bit longer as usual.
Immediately after this disaster called my supplier to make an appointment for changing my card on monday if he can organize another one!
And now I am writing this with my good old ATI still in it!!!
But does anybody else have or had similar experience?
My PS is 600W with 2 x 18A (+12 / -12) - that can be less, maybe, or?
I will be posting news on monday....