… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Tip #1587: When to Use Render at Maximum Depth
Basically, turn this off.
There are new render settings for video export. These affect the Render at Maximum Depth option. Here’s what they mean and which to choose.
This setting is a hold-over from the days when all rendering was done by the CPU. Now that Premiere has shifted to GPU rendering, these settings are no longer necessary.
- Leave Render at Maximum Depth unchecked unless you don’t have a dedicated GPU.
- If you check this, and you are doing color grading, set the depth to 16-bpc for the most accurate color rendering.
- 8-bpc will render faster, but subtle color shade may get lost.
- Only check + alpha if you need transparency included with your export.
To reassure yourself, render a test image with this turned on and then with it turned off. See if you can see a difference.