Performance Optimization

Your guide the most efficient playback and performance for projects large and small.

Arranging Multiple Stages for Best Performance
The arrangement of your displays in the Displays Preference Pane (Mac OS) or the Displays Control Panel (Windows) can greatly impact performance when render...
Fri, May 26, 2017 at 6:16 PM
Turn Off Creative Cloud for Best Performance on macOS
We strongly recommend that you disable Adobe Creative Cloud when using Isadora with macOS – and probably whenever you're using any software that requir...
Wed, May 19, 2021 at 4:15 PM
Slow Performance May Be Caused by Third Party Software
Recently, several users have reported slowdowns in Isadora, and it seems that services that do online synchronization of files may be causing the problem. W...
Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 2:11 PM
Use the "initialize" feature instead of "Enter Scene Value" to Initialize Media Inputs
Summary: To ensure smooth transitions from one scene to the next, use the "initialize" feature of the Property Inspector instead of the Enter Scen...
Wed, May 19, 2021 at 4:17 PM
Optimizing for Speed
There are many factors that influence Isadora’s video processing speed, including the speed and type of your processor, amount of RAM installed on your com...
Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 2:12 PM
Understanding Preloading & Safely Using the Preload Actors
WHAT IS PRELOADING While you might think that when you tell a really fast computer to start playing a movie, it can do so instantly – but that's not ...
Wed, May 19, 2021 at 4:19 PM
Isadora 2: Optimizing Your Computer for Isadora
NOTE: This tutorial describes best practices for optimizing your computer operating system when working with Isadora software. For details about Isadora’s ...
Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 2:13 PM
Isadora 1: How Many Videos Can You Play at the Same Time?
[SEE ALSO: Optimizing for Speed] We are often asked if Isadora can separate video images to multiple projectors. The answer is yes: Isadora has the capabi...
Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 2:14 PM
Making Your Patch More Efficient using the Gate, Selector and Router Actors
The 'exec src' property found on the Gate, Selector and Router actors is an advanced feature which allows you to tune your patch for highest perf...
Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 6:52 PM
Isadora 2 Quick Start: Movie Playback
Introducing Movie Player 2.0 The new Movie Player actor in version 2.0 offers more efficient video playback of H264 and Apple Pro Res codecs using Apple&...
Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 11:49 AM