Let's see why Adobe Media Encoder is not using GPU Acceleration (CUDA), greyed out, or disabled.
CUDA toolkit offered by NVIDIA is required for GPU acceleration in creative apps like Adobe Media Encoder, Premiere Pro and After Effects. CUDA toolkit enables the Adobe Media Encoder to maximize the usage of GPU while you are rendering in Adobe Media Encoder. So, make sure you have the latest version of CUDA Toolkit installed on your computer to enable GPU acceleration.
Download the CUDA Toolkit from the official NVIDIA Website: Visit This Link
The Updated display driver is necessary to use CUDA GPU Acceleration in Adobe Media Encoder because if you have an outdated display driver GPU Acceleration might not be available. So, for that, you need NVIDIA GeForce Experience to be installed and select the NVIDIA Studio Driver in order to enable GPU acceleration in Adobe Media Encoder.
Download the latest Nvidia GeForce Experience from the official NVIDIA Website: Visit This Link
If you have disabled the hardware acceleration or GPU Acceleration in Premiere Pro and you have selected Software Only, then you won't be able to use GPU acceleration in Media Encoder while you are rendering from Premiere Pro to Adobe Media Encoder using the Dynamic Link. So, make sure you have enabled GPU Acceleration In Premiere Pro.
Also, you need to make sure to enable Hardware encoding and decoding in Premiere pro so that we can create a successful dynamic link with hardware acceleration enabled. For that, you need to go to Edit -> Memory -> Check Hardware Encoding & Decoding.
If you have disabled the hardware acceleration or GPU Acceleration in After Effects and you have selected Software Only, then you won't be able to use GPU acceleration in Media Encoder while you are rendering from After Effects to Adobe Media Encoder using the Dynamic Link. So, make sure you have enabled GPU Acceleration In After Effects.
If you have not applied the Nvidia Control Panel settings for Media Encoder then you might see Media Encoder not using GPU to render or GPU Acceleration is disaBled due to GPU incompatibility. For that, you need to watch the complete video for the best Nvidia Control Panel settings for Media Encoder for Max GPU Performance while you are rendering in Media Encoder.
if your Adobe Media Encoder is not using GPU Acceleration or GPU Acceleration is greyed out then your Adobe Media Encoder current version might not be supported for GPU Acceleration. To solve this issue you need to upgrade or downgrade your Media Encoder version so that it becomes compatible with your GPU.
So, these were the possible solutions to solve Adobe Media Encoder GPU Acceleration (CUDA) Greyed Out, Disabled Or Not Available 2022.
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