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Maximizing performance

Even after all the elements of a Director production are in place, a lot of fine-tuning usually remains to be done—especially if the final product is intended to run on a broad range of machines. Too often multimedia programmers have been frustrated by a movie that worked fine while it was being built but started slowing down and getting out of sync as soon as it was loaded onto someone else's computer. Another source of angst is the movie that performs wonderfully until one last, modest feature is added; like the straw that breaks the camel's back, that addition inexplic ably slows playback to a crawl.

These problems can't be avoided entirely, but they can be kept to a minimum if you rigorously analyze and regularly review and update the measures taken to maximize performance in your production. This section offers some general principles to keep in mind.


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