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Enable/Disable performance profiling

Click on this button, and you will see how much time each of your ElementAny component manipulated in the Element Tree costs:

This is golden technique to optimize content in Smode! Other optimization techniques are described in Use optimisation tools to accelerate a composition It is running fast? Could be faster. Read More .
Note that profiling may have a minimal impact on the overall performance of the compo, so it's better to turn it off once optimization is done.
Profiling sometimes might be slightly imprecise, especially in complex scenes with Shared Element A shared element that can be reused at several places like an After Effects precomposition Read More , Parent Input layer Use the video/image used as Input of it's parent modifier Read More or other kinds of indirections. In such cases, if you really want a fine measure of how much the composition actually costs, the most reliable way is:
  1. Disable vertical synchronisation in the engine preferences
  2. Enable the ON-AIR Enable/Disable ON-AIR mode Read More mode
  3. Check the GPU Memory Meter Displays how much graphics memory is available and used Read More and FPS Meter Frame per second Meter Read More in the bottom-right side of the user interface (green square in the image above)

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