Helmut4 Clients

While the Helmut4 client can be used for various tasks, the following system requirements are recommended specifically for Helmut4 clients intended for render-intensive tasks. These recommendations are based on Adobe's requirements for Premiere Pro.

Running the Helmut4 client on a different system is possible, but we suggest testing it in advance.

Currently, native ARM/Apple Silicon support is not available. On macOS, the client will be emulated using Apple's Rosetta 2.

Windows & Macintosh clients

  • CPU:

    • Windows:

      • Intel® 11th Gen or newer CPU with Quick Sync or newer CPU

      • AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series / Threadripper 2000 series or newer CPU

    • Apple Intel:

      • Intel® 6th Generation or newer CPU

    • Apple Silicon:

      • Apple silicon M1 or newer

  • OS:

    • Windows:

      • Windows 10 (64-bit) version 22H2 (see EOS information)

      • Windows 11 or later

    • Apple:

      • MacOS 12 or later

  • RAM:

    • HD: 16GB or higher

    • UHD: 32GB or higher

  • GPU:

    • Windows:

      • 4 GB or more of GPU memory for HD and some 4K media

      • 6 GB or more of GPU memory for 4K and higher

    • Apple Intel:

      • 2 GB of GPU memory (HD)

    • Apple Silicon:

      • 8 GB of unified memory (HD), 16GB for 4K and higher

  • Display: 1920 x 1080 or greater

  • Ethernet: 10GbE

For detailed information on the recommended system requirements, please visit the official Adobe Media Encoder website - https://helpx.adobe.com/media-encoder/system-requirements.html

A permanent internet connection is required to activate Adobe licenses (except for the Helmut4 client), enabling validation of the subscription status every 30/99 days and access to online services.

Linux Render Node

  • CPU: A minimum of 2 Cores*

  • RAM: A minimum of 2GB of RAM*

  • GPU: not supported

  • Ethernet: A minimum of 1 GbE provided by the host, while 10 GbE is recommended for file move/copy operations or heavy rendering

The Linux client is available as a Docker container and is only compatible with x86-based Linux distributions (no ARM architecture)! * If the client is intended for rendering, consider increasing the amount of CPU and RAM.

Please note that the Docker container version of our client is designed for unattended operation and is not designed to run any UI action.

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