Adobe Premiere Pro Update

Adobe has now announced a new performance improvement in the latest Premiere Pro 22.4 update. This update comes with the new hardware encoding support for AMD GPUs on Windows. This enables faster exports for 10-bit 4:2:2 HEVC videos. In fact, exports for 10-bit 4:2:0 HEVC footage are up to 10x faster for supported AMD GPUs on Windows. Yes, 10x! Check out the graph above for details.

This improved performance for video export is supported by the following AMD GPU config:

  • HEVC 10-bit encoding is enabled in Navi10 and up. Consumer: RX 5XXX, RX 6XXX, Pro: W 5XXX, W 6XXX. The minimum driver version required is 21.10.1. Its corresponding Windows Driver Store version for Win 10/11 is 30.0.13025.1000.

Here’s how you can enable this feature:

  • Select HEVC from the Format drop-down under Export Settings.
  • In the Video tab, go to Encoding Settings.
  • If the GPU card supports HW encoding, the Performance field will be set to Hardware Encoding. Set the profile level to Main 10.
  • Setting it to Software Encoding will disable hardware encoding and Adobe Premiere Pro won’t use AMD hardware to encode the media.

Apart from the above performance improvement, this month’s Premiere Pro update also comes with the following improvements: