This is a strange one. The setup so far is Arduino Uno with a MD0550 Wind Sensor to an analog input, into Max via Sensor Box to control video.
I've been loaned a computer by a gallery for an imminent show. The gallery's computer is more powerful than my laptop (specs below), but for some reason the gallery's computer drops to 17 - 20 fps whenever I "blow into the wind sensor." The same patch while running on my laptop consistent at 29-30 fps. I was wondering whether anyone could think of any reasons for this? It's possible I'm overlooking something.
The Gallery Computer is new (I unboxed it), nothing really installed on it, no major background processes / applications according to Activity Monitor other than Max. The patch is super simple as it's a preliminary / test thing. All it is is Sensor Box and an Uno with a sensor, hooked up to a [jit.brcosa]. I'm doing simple simple tests right now, but I'm worried as this thing is going to need to deal with HD video when it's finished (obviously the HD would be run through the Jitter optimization processes). I have some "test" code as I'm testing different ways of interpreting the data (analyzing the incoming data as MSP vs as Max Data), but that's it. I have done no Jitter optimization yet in this patch, as I'm just doing basic sensor tests and am waiting for the finished video to reach me. I'll attach the patch, but I'd find it strange if it's something in the code (unless certain objects are chuggier on this machine or its a Max 6.1.6 issue).
Both computers are on OSX 10.8.5.
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.
Max 6.1.3 Installed
Macbook Pro (I think 2010)
Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB
234GB / 500GB of available space
EDIT: I'm posting a Drop Box link of the code because I'm having trouble both uploading files and pasting code to the forums for some reason (which isn't the first time grr...)
Thanks in advance!