I'm in a red alert zone with a deadline going up in a gallery. I'm noticing performance problems last minute. I'm using an Arduino Uno via ArduinoInOutForDummies hooked up to an analog sensor in order to control parameters of a video, and PWM output on 4 pins to light LED's. The patch consists of multiple scenes some at 1080p, and some at 720p, Apple Pro Res 422. Overdrive is off.
What I'm noticing is that by the Arduino merely being on the playback becomes choppy, despite my performance says it's running at 59-60fps.
What's concerning is the fact that the Arduino is on period, while not being mapped to any parameters is what causes the choppiness. If I disconnect the Arduino from being mapped to the parameters, the video playback becomes choppy. I tried lowering the baudrate from 57600 to 28800 which helped a bit, but still craptacular in general.
Any suggestions? I need Arduino in and out and I found ArduinoInOutForDummies the easiest to setup. My patch is a bit messy as it's a work in progress but I attached it. There's a tab labeled (Arduino Input which as all the Arduino Stuff) It uses some MSP externals that I didn't attach because I wonder if this might be a setting I'm overlooking.
Gallery Computer Specs:
Max 6.1.6 installed
Processor: 3.1 GhZ Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB
230GB / 250 GB of available space.
Thanks in advance.