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Premiere Doesn't Support NVENC Natively, but a Plugin may Help

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3rd-party NVENC Plugin can Help Enable NVENC Hardware Encoding in Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere Pro is a professional and industry-leading video editor. But it's really strange to us that software like Premiere doesn't natively support NVENC to use related NVIDIA graphic cards such as GTX 1080 Ti to encode video faster. As a result, the CPU is highly used and the encoding is extremely slow. So, is there a way to enable NVENC hardware acceleration in Adobe Premiere Pro? Read on and get the solution.

Adobe Premiere Pro not support NVENC
Adobe Premiere Pro not support NVENC

How to Enable NVENC Hardware Encoding in Adobe Premiere Pro?

If you want to take advantage of NVENC hardware encoder to speed up the exporting speed in Adobe Premiere Pro, you can try third-party NVENC plugins. They are not guaranteed to work in all computers and may be broken by Adobe. But if you want to have a try, you can follow the guide below to install a NVENC plugin -Voukoder - for Adobe Premiere Pro. Voukoder supports many encoders including NVENC H.264 and NVENC H.265 encoders which will make the video encoding done using NVENC.

To begin with, you need to check the requirements for installing Voukoder for Premiere.
▪ A CPU supporting SSSE3 (onwards from Intel Core 2 / AMD Bulldozer)
▪ Microsoft Windows 64 bit (Windows 10 recommended)
▪ Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC (CC 2018 recommended)

After ensuring that the requirements are met, you can begin installing the plugin following the steps here.

Step 1. Close all Adobe Premiere Pro instances.

Step 2. Download the latest Voukoder version as ZIP archive from GitHub.

Download Voukoder NVENC plugin for Adobe Premiere
Download Voukoder NVENC plugin for Adobe Premiere

Step 3. Extract the ZIP archive to a local directory.

Step 4. Copy the Voukoder.prm file to your plug-in directory, for example C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS6\MediaCore

Then, you can change your encoder to Voukoder and select the H.264 NVENC or H.265 NVENC option while exporting videos in Adobe Premiere Pro.

What if You Can't Get Third-party NVENC Plugin to Work for Adobe Premiere Pro?

As mentioned above, third-party plugin may not work in your system. Some users are reporting that they can't get Voukoder to work after a few attempts. Others install Voukoder successfully, but find that the exported video is audio desync or their GPU still won't nudge above 3% or 4% in the task manager window after selecting NVENC H.264 encoder.

If you have tried everything you could find to get third-party NVENC plugin to work for Adobe Premiere Pro but still failed, you might as well try other similar programs that support NVENC hardware acceleration by default. Take VideoProc as an example. It is a video processing program with built-in NVIDIA NVENC encoding and decoding. It can check whether your computer is Intel/AMD/NVIDIA NVENC hardware acceleration supportable and allows you to enable it if supported for improving H.264/H.265 video encoding, decoding, and processing without sacrificing video quality.

VideoProc checkes if PC supports NVENC
VideoProc checkes if PC supports NVENC

VideoProc is a multi-function tool integrated with video editing, video conversion, DVD digitizing, video downloading, and video recording.

As for video editing, it covers the following features:
Cut off unwanted segments, crop off nasty background, merge multiple clips into one, split a long video into small parts, stabilize shaky videos, reduce background noise, add special effects, adjust brightness and contrast, embed customized watermark, insert external subtitle, make slow or fast motion video, fix audio and video out of sync issue, etc.

As compared to Adobe Premiere Pro, VideoProc is less full-featured in terms of video editing. But it can meet some users' needs. And, it has many other features that Premiere doesn't have but you may need.

So, if you're interested in this versatile NVENC-supported video processing software, you can free download it to have a try. It's safe to download and use.

  1. Download VideoProc on Windows
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Farrah Penn

Farrah Penn has been a copywriter at Digiarty since 2014. Because of the occupational requirement and personal interest, Farrah has carried on broad and profound study and researches to multimedia related stuff, popular electronic devices and multimedia programs in the market.

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