i am making a patch for a macbook (2x2.66 GHz Dual Intel Xeon with 5 GB FB-Dimm RAM) with 5 screens. It has 2 videocards (NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT) with 4 outputs, but i need an extra screen so i can have a separate monitor as well. This is how my hardware is wired now:
- Matrox dualhead splitter for 2 projectors resolution 2048 x 768 (sent to 2 projectors in 1024 x 768 resolution)
- 1 projector with resolution 800 x 600
- monitor 1280 x 1024
- projector 800 x 600
So basically i have 5 screens, with different resolutions.
In max/jitter i have created 4 jit.qt.movie objects, connected to 4 jit.gl.slab objects. These slabs are connected to 4 jit.gl.videoplanes which are rendered to a big jit.window and scaled and positioned so they fit each projector screen.
When i load 4 movies of 800 x 600 resolution, and compression PhotoJPG, the framerate is about 12....which is not very high.
My question is: am i doing the right thing in this patch? Or is there another way to make it more efficient? It is the first time that i use this kind of setup (with 5 (!) screens). My experience with resolutions and such, is that the framerate usually goes up when it 'fits' the resolution of the projector....maybe you guys have experience with this.
Thanks in advance for any tips!!