Has anybody noticed that the new CS6 version of Adobe Premiere‘s Mercury Engine hasn’t been available in the new Macs, with ATI graphics cards (the stock cards, nowadays – seems Apple and Adobe have been “duking it out” and Apple’s not offering the NVidia cards as an option). Adobe only seems to want to recognize the NVidia cards’ CUDA technology for it’s fast render engine. BUT, THIS helpful man seems to have found a “hack” around that, changing some background info in Premiere so that it will recognize any CUDA capable card (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4664?viewlocale=en_US)
Now, I can’t vouch for the hack’s ability to withstand the CS6 upgrades (it may be replaced), but it seems to work!
Check out his video here: http://scruffythinking.com/notes/2012/5/8/mercury-playback-and-the-27-imac.html