I am making a video experience which plays 2 videos, in sync and allows the audience to control the effects of them.
I'm using OSC and iOS devices to control them.
My question is about ways to optimize performance.
I chose Prores LT 720p for the video format. Is there any other codec I should consider? I don't think that the hard drive will be a bottleneck for this format, so I plan to run them both from the same hard drive.
I want to have effects that can be toggled on and off. I'm concerned that for some in the audience, the instinct will be to turn everything on and max it out. I can plan for some of that with smart use of toggles (if one turns on, it turns another off), but my concern is the sync. Keeping the 2 videos in sync over ~45 minutes is critical.
I don't have a specific question, but I'd love to hear any tips or experience anyone has for this case. Do we know which effects are more GPU intensive? If I send the video stream with various effects through different "Select Input", for example Select Input 8, will 8 instances of my video be playing no matter which one is selected?