Improve Ai performance
Is Your Media In The Correct Codec?
Always use the AiM codec whenever possible. The Performance and stabilty of Ai is based around its functionality and is optimised for playing it back, meaning the AiM codec is always the best choice.
Do you need all of the layers in the project?
Every time a layer is added to a project, a little more system resources are need to be allocated in order for it to work.
Have You Tried The Layer Render Options?
Pressing the “configure” button in the general section of the System Settings opens up the Layer Render Options. This window allows you to disable certain elements of Ai’s processing chain when thay are not required for your project.
Try shrinking the layer previews.
The previews of each layer which are shown in the layer widget all use processing power. Right clicking them to minimise the preview size will increase performance as less needs to be rendered.
Select A Different fixture.
If you have different fixtures with varying amounts of layers, selecting the fixture with less layers will mean less layer previews need to be rendered.
Have You Tried PerforMax Mode?
Version 11 of Ai introduces PerforMax Mode – a screen layout for the Performance Page which removes most of the GUI elements in order to reduce the amount of processing required to run Ai.