Professional videographers face continuous pressure to deliver high quality
work under tight deadlines. To ease that burden and enable greater levels of
creativity, NVIDIA 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 $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 enhanced performance of Elemental Accelerator 2.0, combined with an
expanded line-up of Quadro GPUs, delivers exceptional value and increased
productivity to a wide range of video professionals," said Sam Blackman, CEO of
Elemental Technologies. "The Quadro GPU's CUDA architecture has enabled the
Elemental Accelerator to offer faster than real-time H.264 encoding speed for
Blu-ray and web production, while delivering exceptional image quality with
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC files."
In addition, customers using NVIDIA's latest Quadro GPUs are eligible for
exclusive discounts on plug-in solutions from Red Giant Software, Boris FX and
proDAD. Available on the NVIDIA web site, these plug-ins allow users to further
harness the power of the Quadro GPU to experience dramatic time savings over
conventional CPU-only solutions when creating compelling 3D visual and lighting
"The ability to develop real-time motion graphics and effortlessly perform
color correction are very important developments for Adobe CS4 users," said Sean
Safreed, product director of Red Giant Software. "The work we have done with
NVIDIA on our GPU-accelerated plug-ins enables a creative professional to tap
into the power of the Quadro GPU in their system, and freely experiment with a
wide range of visual effects and color control, thereby enhancing the creativity
of their final production."
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.
"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."
Pricing and Availability
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.
For additional information on NVIDIA Quadro including pricing and availability,
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual
computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor
which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal
computers, game consoles and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and
consumer market with its GeForce®® graphics products, the professional design
and visualization market with its Quadro®® graphics products and the
high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ computing solutions products.
NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia,
Europe and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.