How to switch between integrated and dedicated video cards

It is quite common for laptops to switch between 2 video cards to preserve battery life.

  • Integrated video card (usually Intel) features low performance and low energy consumption, but its performance is enough for basic tasks such as web surfing, or working with office programs.

  • Dedicated (discrete) video card (usually NVIDIA or AMD) features high performance and high energy consumption, and is intended to be used only for tasks such as watching HD videos, playing 3D-accelerated games, etc.

Of course, video editing process requires a high performance of the graphic card, so video editing programs should be launched with the dedicated card, not integrated one.
Also, your laptop should be plugged into a power source while video editing, since working from battery also reduces video card performance.

 To make sure capturing or editing module of Movavi Video Suite is launched with the dedicated card, follow the steps below:

If your discrete graphics adapter is AMD (ATI):

  1. Right-click the Desktop and select Radeon (Catalyst) Control Center.
  2. Go to Power -> Switchable Graphics Application Settings.
  3. Add videoeditor.exe / screencapture.exe manually (depending on the module of Movavi Video Suite you have problem with) and then select "High performance" as preferred adapter.
  4. Click OK to confirm changes and close the window.

If your discrete graphics adapter is NVIDIA:

  1. Right-click the Desktop and select NVIDIA Control Center.
  2. Go to Manage 3D Settings -> Program settings.
  3. Add videoeditor.exe / screencapture.exe manually (depending on the module of Movavi Video Suite you have problem with) and then select "High-performance NVIDIA GPU" as preferred adapter.
  4. Click OK to confirm changes and close the window.

Relaunch Movavi Video Suite after that and check the performance.

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