New NVIDIA GPU-accelerated plug-ins dramatically boost performance for Adobe Creative Suite 4 users

Apple StoreNVIDIA today announced the availability of GPU-accelerated plug-in solutions for Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) users, optimized to run on a wide range of NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions.

NVIDIA is offering exclusive discounts of up to 50 percent on plug-ins from Elemental Technologies, Boris FX, Red Giant Software and proDAD when purchased at NVIDIA.com.
Among the plug-ins being offered is the NVIDIA CUDA architecture-based Elemental Accelerator 2.0 for Windows from Elemental Technologies (MSRP US$499 discounted to $249). By leveraging the CUDA parallel computing architecture, this new plug-in offloads H.264 video encoding to the Quadro GPU, enabling Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 users to experience a performance increase of up to 11X when compared to CPU-only video encoders. Now available on a range of Quadro GPUs, Elemental Accelerator 2.0 supports the creation of Blu-ray DVDs and web content using Flash. In addition, NVIDIA and Elemental Technologies are bringing accelerated H.264 video encoding capabilities to Mac Pro users for the first time with the new Elemental Accelerator 1.2 for Mac OS X running on the Quadro FX 4800 for Mac.

The full line of Quadro GPUs are optimized to enable GPU-acceleration across the entire family of Adobe CS4 applications including: Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash and Photoshop. From importing files and editing multi-video streams, to previewing video content, video professionals can now optimize their work-flow and enhance the creative process.

“Quadro GPUs offer the best performance for Adobe CS4 professionals,” said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions Business Unit at NVIDIA, in the press release. “Offering GPU-accelerated plug-ins to Adobe videographers and enabling them to choose the Quadro FX solution that best fits their budget illustrates our commitment to delivering performance and value to the Adobe user community.”

Quadro GPU-accelerated plug-ins from Elemental Technologies, Red Giant Software, Boris FX and proDAD are available for purchase today at www.nvidia.com/adobeplugins. Exclusive discount pricing is available for users of qualifying NVIDIA products including Quadro FX 1800, Quadro FX 3800, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 5800, Quadro FX 2700M and Quadro FX 3700M. NVIDIA Quadro FX products are available through workstation OEMs, as well as through NVIDIA Channel partners PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC) and Elsa (Japan). The Quadro FX 4800 for Mac is available through Apple.com, select Apple resellers and workstation integrators.

Source: NVIDIA Corporation

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