Live Camera CPU Usage

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Live Camera CPU Usage

Post by mysecretstache »

I'm trying to use a pair of document cameras to utilize old school oil & water projection techniques in as layers in Arena, but I'm getting pretty bogged down when I connect my cameras. CPU usage jumps from about 25% to around 85% with no additional effects running.

If I offload the cameras to a second computer running Newtek Connect to translate the cameras to NDI, my CPU drops significantly. Any ideas how to make this work better as a single computer solution.

The cameras do have HDMI outputs as an option, but they are not fully clean. If the focus or exposure buttons are used icons are displayed on the HDMI feed (not on the usb feed). Would HDMI capture be a better option?

Machine specs:
2017 15" Macbook Pro
2.9ghz Quad Core i7
16gb ram
Radeon Pro 560 4gm video ram


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