In reference to the Videosync Manual.pdf
Create a separate disk partition for your live performances
Does this mean that videosync should be installed on a separate partition, that video content should be stored on that partition, or both? Or is it more about screen settings etc?
Should Ableton and M4L be installed on the new partition also?
How much free space is needed to run things smoothly, after everything is installed/stored?
Thanks in advance.
The creation of a separate partition is not necessary for Videosync to run. We added it to the manual as an advice so your day-to-day working partition will not interfere with your live performance partition. A separate partition will hold a separate OS X installation with all applications and content needed. Regarding free space, the recommended amount of free space to run OS X smoothly would be enough.
Hi Hidde, thanks for your reply,
I thought storing the video content in a performance partition might help with stability when playing live.
So the partition is entirely to keep system preferences and software updates from causing problems?
In which case would creating a designated user account and changing the settings work too?
Storing your video content on another partition should not have any impact on Videosync’s stability.
A separate user account would work for some settings, but software updates like the OS will affect all users.
Whether or not you should create a separate partition depends on your situation and preference. For instance, I do not have a separate partition myself, but because of that, it sometimes happens that something does not work anymore and I have to fix it last minute.