I'm writing about a problem i've always had but i'm wondering if there may be a way around it instead of just putting up with it...
I like to use the Gaussian Blur a lot when i VJ.
I use it on individual layers and on the whole composition, it's a really important part of my visual style.
However, it seems to always strain my CPU, because whenever i have blur active i always notice the playback becomes juddery and slow, and so the flow of the movement of the clips is compromised which is a real shame.
It even happens when i don't have many layers or other effects going on...
I wonder if there's another way to create a blur effect, or if by nature the Blur effect is hard work for the computer to generate?
Do other people have this problem too?
I use a macbook pro with solid state hard drive.