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Real time renderer with QT sporadic time
I'm currently working on a real time renderer, here are some informations :
- it works at 50p (20ms for each frame)
- the render loop is not a QThread for technical reasons
The problem I'm facing is that the encoding library usually encode a frame in less that 10ms, but when I run it with the QT environment each 12 frames the encoding time rise to more than 60ms (roughly every 250 ms). It is a problem because some frames are dropped by the render loop. I tried to add a callback with QApplication::processEvents() in my render loop to see if it could smooth the sporadic time every 12 frames, it didn't work.
I don't have an extended knowledge of QT, so 2 questions :
- Do you know what could be the reason of this encoding time increase every 12 frames, QT is responsible but I don't know what it is doing ?
- Do you know a better approach that could help me smooth the time over the rest of the encoded frame (encoding time is ok) ?
Hi and welcome to devnet,
Might be event handling from your application.
In any case, you should consider offloading the encoding to a secondary thread even if it's not a QThread.
actually the encoding is using 14 threads, it looks like it works better if I don't use them all (like 12)
14 threads ?
What cpu are you using ?
often its 4 cores, 8 threads so having 14 would demand a hi end workstation
class cpu to actually be able to run all of them at same time.
(which might not be needed but its worth mentioning)
yes this is a High end worstation with a Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v3 @ 2.60GHz,14 physical cores
That is some sweet hardware :)
Regarding the raise in encoding time. its very hard to guess at with no code.
Could be anything.
Also what are you using for encoding ?
Which size are the frames you want to encode ?