I am noticing a pretty serious degradation in performance in Ableton Live 8 while running jitter patches. I think my patches are pretty small and simple, and so I would not expect them to slow things down this way. Is there something simple to keep in mind in order to enhance program efficiency in Jitter? For example, I am not doing anything explicitly to offload any work to a separate graphics processor, although I do read about patches that do this.
I'm just blending together two or three quicktime video streams by means of a little video mixer patcher I wrote. It looks great, but Live starts getting choppy.
I using MaxforLive and Live in a Macbook Pro with 4 Gig of RAM.