cvanhoose wrote:Yes, you need to do more research on the software as if you would with any other software. Optimizing your files and choosing the correct configuration is a must for all professional setups.
The more powerful graphics card is suggested for your UI, that is what powers Resolumes output. I have a high success rate with smooth playback for all of my shows. I use 3 or more outputs pushing 1080p 30fps across all outputs with intense effects.
IF you want to JUST "fire it up" and have it do what you want, - let me know if you find the cerebral interface for it to read your mind.
First of all, you're making an awful lot of assumptions in your post. My config is as follows: Mac Pro 1,1, (Dual core 3.0 Xenon, 2x Radeon HD5770, ) w/ 12 Gigs of RAM, SSD boot/video drive running 10.7.4. In other words, all of the outputs are equally powered. As I said before I am aware that Resolume supposedly performs best with the DVX codec and, again as I indicated, I did encode my test videos in that format.
As for just firing it up and having it work, I actually don't think that's too much to expect. There aren't any secret settings or real tweaks that it takes to get Modul8 simply playing a video at its maximum frame rate. In my experience, if it doesn't perform well out of the box, it's probably not going to perform well no matter how many tweaks or hacks you put on it. I'm glad that it works well for you, but in my tests, it doesn't hold a candle to Modul8.