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Setup Intel Quick Sync on PC with NVIDIA Optimus technology

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Introduction

This tutorial is designed for notebook or netbook computers with NVIDIA Optimus technology.

Intel Quick Sync Video technology may be not avialable in Action! when high performance NVIDIA processor is selected in global settings in NVIDIA Control Panel. If you have a computer with NVIDIA Optimus technology and Intel Quick Sync Video technology is not avialable in Action! please follow instructions below to enable it and enjoy ultra performance of recording and exporting videos.

Open NVIDIA Control Panel

Click right mouse button on desktop to show menu and open NVIDIA Control Panel.

Mirillis Action! - Open NVIDIA Control Panel

Select Program Settings tab in Manage 3D Settings

Open Manage 3D Settings in NVIDIA Control Panel window. When High performance NVIDIA processor is selected in Global Settings tab Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration will be not available in Action! Select Program Settings and follow next steps to enable Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration in Action!

Mirillis Action! - NVIDIA Control Panel - Program Settings

Add Action! to the list of programs

Select Action! from the "Select a program to customize" dropdown or click Add button if Action! is not avialable in the dropdown.

Mirillis Action! - Activate tab

If you clicked Add button then browse to Action! installation directory and select Action.exe file.

Default installation folder is:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Mirillis\Action! - for 64bit Windows version
  • C:\Program Files\Mirillis\Action! - for 32bit Windows version

Mirillis Action! - Activate tab

Set Action! to use integrated graphics (Intel)

Select Integrated graphics from "Select the preferred graphics processor for this program" dropdown. Apply settings and close NVIDIA Control Panel.

Mirillis Action! - Activation window

Open Action! and select Intel Quick Sync acceleration

Run Action! and check File format settings in Video Recording tab. MP4 (Intel Quick Sync Video) should be now avialable.

Mirillis Action! - Activation window

Open Action! Export Settings and check Use hardware acceleraction for video encoding, Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration should be now avialable.

Mirillis Action! - Activation window


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