Friday, April 24, 2015

Enabling GPU CUDA on MacBook Pro Retina

First Things First

I bought the MacBook Pro Retina with GPU nVidia CUDA.
It's top of the range, so should be speedier for video editing.
http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/

The Problem

Speed is the same with or without GPU.
Switching to GPU caused more crashes.
After Effects cannot detect GPU for 3D raytracing

The Discovery

You have to enable CUDA in the MacBook Pro Retina.
http://blogs.adobe.com/kevinmonahan/2013/09/13/enabling-cuda-for-the-mercury-playback-engine-in-the-macbook-pro-retina/

Types of rendering engine


Mac uses OpenCL



Software using CUDA

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Media Encoder


I am going to do these steps next and have it recorded on Hangouts On Air.

  1. Do a Speed Test before enabling CUDA
    • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe Media Encoder
  2. Enable CUDA
  3. Do a Speed Test after enabling CUDA
    • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe Media Encoder
  4. Note the difference.

Join me to see the results being recorded?

Adrian Lee
VideoLane.com