If you're storyboarding a 43-minute television episode or a two-hour feature film - or some even longer project - there are a few things you should know to keep Springboard running smoothly.
Use sections. Use the Story Tree to put your frames in sections of various kinds - shots, scenes, chapters, or whatever other kind of sections make sense to you (you can customize the list of available section names with the Edit Structure dialog). This not only helps you keep your story organized, it also helps Springboard use your computer's memory more efficiently.
Use split files. You can store certain sections of your story in split files to accelerate saving - only the files containing changed data are rewritten when you save the master file. The Movie View also uses split files to decide when to pre-render movie effects, so splitting out scenes of large files can help make your movies play more smoothly within a scene.
Keep your frame images small. If you need high resolution images for your storyboard frames, you can use them. But, if your computer has trouble keeping up, you may want to use smaller frame images and simply zoom in on them while you're drawing. For many productions and storyboarding styles, 320 x 240-pixel frames (Springboard's default) are big enough to contain all the essential information and still produce acceptable image quality.