Understanding system performance


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Understanding system performance

Working with effects allows you to add a lot of interesting elements to your sequence, but it also takes a toll on your system. Keep in mind that every time you playback an effect, Media Composer is actually trying to play something back that isn't really there, whether it's a resize or reposition or a PIP or color effect, or a combination of everything. So, if you ever notice your system is struggling, there are several things you can do to help it out, so that it can playback the maximum amount of real-time effects.

Before trying to solve performance problems, it's important you first understand exactly how Media Composer works in regards to the media on the drives. Avid retrieves media from the drives really quickly, much faster than real time. So when you hit the Play button, Media Composer loads the clip or sequence, finds the media on the drives and then quickly fills a buffer full of video frames that comprise the media. This buffer, called a Spring Buffer, is a 10-se...

Understanding system performance
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Understanding system performance provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ashley Kennedy as part of the Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

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Media Composer
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