Hi masters of VJ’ing and Resolume developers!
I’m a finnish film-maker who has begun to play visuals as an “instrument” in couple of elektro/instrumental bands. I’ve trained for while with Resolume 3.3.1 and I love it.
But I’ve some serious problems with FPS and LATENCE.
For these projects it’s fatalish to get latence between LIVE SOUND and VIDEO SCREENING as minimum as possible.
I’m using a quite low (& recommended) resolution 640x480 (dxv).
I’d love to use higher resolutions. Optimal would be of course Full HD resolution…
My system/hardware/software/settings are:
MacBookPro 5,3 Intel Core 2 Duo 2,8 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (also NVIDIA GEForce 9600M GT is shown in system profiler status: no display connected (?))
Number Of Processors:1 Total Number Of Cores:2 L2 Cache:6 MB
Memory: 4 GB (DDR3)
Bus Speed: 1,07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.48f2
Ableton APC-40 in use as Resolume controller (also ABLETON live possibility and USB-“box” for MIDI-cable if needed to get better result)
Settings in Resolume Avenue 3.3.1
Clips: 640x480 dxv (newest from Resolume developers)
Compostion effects:3-5 (external sync needed)
Layer effects: mostly just manipulating bpm/speed/rhytm and contrast/brightness
Using External audio FFT input
Sample rate 48000 buffer size 1024
Feed from band: (Line in-signal) via audiomixer to mbp standart audio in (miniplug)
VIDEO out: via minidisplay port to DVI or minidisplay port to HDMI -adpters
My FPS in Resolume is mainly between 15-22 FPS which is really weird cause hardware should have power for much better! Some people in this forum are talking about using 5 layers, 1080P resolution and getting even 60FPS!?!?!?
Latence between music and external FFT synched video effects is mostly near by 0,5 second which is really poor also… It should be near zero to get audience amazed and hypnotized…:)
I’ve read great resolume support sites & forums and vjforums really carefully to solve this issue but still need some tips. Could someone help to solve this situation, please. Questions below:
1.1. how to get fps better overall?
1.2. Do I have to install windows 7 to get better result out from macbook pro? and if so, is 32bit or 64bit version better for Resolume? Bootcamp or parallels 6.0?
1.3. Do I need some external graphic/video card or other hardware/adapter system to get better result in fps-issue?
2.1. What is the best way to setup sync (with the most minimum latence) between live music and Resolume? FFT, midi clock-sync or some other?
2.2. Would it better to send external audio (live music) via line in cable or MIDI-cable (more problematic for band) to ableton live, and get sync clock signal to Resolume from ableton live software?
2.3. Or using other software for audio-sync-signal like: wormhole, MIDI-OSC-clock-v2 or Intime?
Can’t wait to get answers, solve these problems and take full step towards the world of real live visualization!
All the best and Respect to VJ-culture and developers of Resolume!
Last edited by OIO_Mu
on Mon Jan 17, 2011 08:14, edited 4 times in total.