Originally Posted by greytoad
@ looncraz I haven't done any video editing or compositing in many years. I had heard that After Effects didn't have great OpenCL support and it was hit or miss with plugins. What do you use for compositing-effects now? I've never used Power Director. I used to use Premier/ AfterEffects/ Vegas and maybe some final cut. We're talking back in the 2007-2008 range so I'm out of touch. I considered a Nvidia card for better AfterEffects/premier support this generation but I don't have any projects planned. I don't think JackCY knows how quickly 200+ layers in AfterEffects can bring a system to it's knees without acceleration more than an igpu.
Apparently OpenCL support is finally decent in Premiere, but still improving. Once upon a time, it would make more sense to use software rendering than to use OpenCL, that is apparently no longer the case, but I have no intentions of trying it and the reports around the web are still thin.
Depending on what I need to do I will use either PowerDirector (or any of the many add-ons for it - Adorage is pretty awesome), Filmora, GIMP, or sometimes actually write code to do what I want (and spew out a few thousands images along the way... pretty dirty, usually
). Most of the time, though, I can do what I need with PowerDirector, even with collaborative projects.
I have a friend who does professional editing using an HD4650, he thinks the system is fast enough. He also uses Premiere, though. I think he has a Sandy Bridge i5, and it's certainly not overclocked. It's pretty amazing what you can do with so little hardware sometimes... he records everything in 4K 60FPS and renders down to 1080p 24fps. Pans look very smooth that way. I am trying to convince him that an RX 460 will be a decent enough upgrade without any notable downsides, but he's stubborn. Might have an easier time buying the RX 460 for myself and giving him the 7870XT without him knowing it... then the renders will be that much faster.. as in, four or fives times faster, LOL!
I, on the other hand, want my results before I create the project. If nVidia hardware worked better for me, I'd be using it.