Content creators across the globe face a lot of challenges when it comes to their productivity on-the-go nowadays. They are having to change the way they create, and mobile solutions are a key part of this. Using a laptop for content creation workflows such as video editing gives creators the flexibility to create from anywhere – however, finding a system with the right balance between power and portability for creative work can be difficult.
Thankfully, AMD unveiled new data demonstrating how laptops equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics are accelerating video encoding faster than ever. The new AMD Ryzen 4000 U-Series Mobile Processors equipped with up to eight “Zen 2” cores bring a new level of content creation performance to ultrathin laptops. And for creators looking for even more power for their system, the AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors bring desktop-caliber performance to laptop form factors where this was not possible before.
Hardware – accelerated video encoding support
Today’s creative workflows don’t just use the power of your CPU as many might have thought, instead it also leverages the power of your system’s graphics card to boost creative performance even further. Video editing applications like Premiere Pro have long been able to utilize the power of your GPU — for example, its Mercury Playback Engine uses OpenCL with AMD graphics cards to accelerate tasks like rendering video effects.
What some editors come to notice that, the export process does not take advantage of this co-existing system to further speed up the process. That all changed this past May when Adobe released the 14.2 update to Premiere Pro, enabling hard acceleration encoding support for the H.264 and HEVC formats for AMD GPUs on Windows.
With AMD GPU-accelerated video encoding enabled in Adobe Premiere Pro 14.2 and higher, ultrathin laptops powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 U-Series Mobile Processors can export 4K content up to 29% faster. Using a 14-inch Lenovo Yoga Slim powered by a AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, it was able to export a 4-minute extremely high-quality Apple ProRes 4444 4K 60p QuickTime video clip to the Premiere Pro H.264 4K YouTube preset in 12:20 minutes versus the 17:22 minutes it took when exporting with just the CPU.
From the chart above, the faster encoding isn’t just reserved for the top tier processors, but also waterfalls into effect with the lower tier processors too.
Editors and creative content creators who wish to take their workflow to a whole new level, stepping up to a laptop with the “AMD Advantage” — the combination of an AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processor, discrete AMD Radeon RX 5000 Series Graphics for Laptops, AMD Software, and custom technologies like AMD SmartShift is the way to go.
For comparison, the Dell G5 15 Special Edition laptop, powered by AMD Radeon RX 5600M graphics card, coupled with the new AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, can output the same video as above in just 5:16 minutes, up to 43% faster than software-only (CPU) accelerated video encoding.
When comparing the two charts, there is a clear benefit stepping up to the laptop shown above, giving customers a dedicated graphics card, and being able to export the video clip in significantly less time than the already fast systems with integrated AMD Radeon graphics.
To learn more regarding this new technology brought by AMD, visit their community blogpost here.