What is Voukoder

Voukoder is an Addon that works with Premiere Pro CC, After Effects and the Adobe Media Encoder which enables you to use your graphics card for exporting Videos which is in most cases much faster but how much faster depends on the CPU and GPU. I also should mention, that Voukoder is completely free. You also don’t have to register somewhere or click through a setup full of adware. The only problem for some users is, that it is available for Windows only. Don’t forget to support such awesome developers.

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Benefits of Voukoder over Quicksync

All these three programs already come with Hardware supported encoding called Quicksync so the question comes up, where is the benefit of using Voukoder. 

There are three main reasons why Voukoder is better then Quicksync.

The main problem is, that Quicksync only works with Intel CPUs with an integrated GPU. Which is something most people don’t have. Voukoder on the other side works with GPUs both from AMD and Nvidia which are much more comment, especially in a PC with high performance.

The second benefit is, that Quicksync only Supports the h.264 and h.265 Codec and it is very limited in the settings for these Codecs to. Which makes it unusable for many cases. Voukoder Supports:

  • FFV1
  • HAP
  • H.264 / AVC (x264, AMD AMF, Intel QSV, NVidia NVENC)
  • H.265 / HEVC (x265, AMD AMF, Intel QSV, NVidia NVENC)
  • ProRes
  • VP8
  • VP9

And it also has many more settings in each Codec.

The third reason that speaks for Voukoder is, that it doesn’t need as much Performance. Exporting a Video no Matter with or without Quicksync it uses close to 100% of the CPU power. Which makes the Computer practical unusable at this time. Voukoder uses only 20%-30% of the GPU which allows you to continue working or even play Videogames.

How to use Voukoder

Download and Install

You can download the latest Version of Voukoder here. Just download the installer-2.x.exe and go through the SetUp which self-explaining.

While installing you installing it, you have to close After Effects, Premiere and the Media Encoder.

SetUp your Export

If you open one of these programs now and export something under “Format” you have now the Option “Voukoder R2” Which you have to select.

Now you should have the Tab “Voukoder” where you can select the Codec for the Video and Audio Signal. The rest is self-explanatory.

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