BS in Information Technology emphasis on MIS.
Video Producer/Editor - over 20 years experience.
Experience editing on: Adobe Master Suite - Final Cut Pro - Avid Media Composer - Newtek VideoToaster - Media100
Networking & PC Repair/Build - WinServer2003, Win7/XP
January 27th 2003
4K through Firewire 800? by Eric Klassen 7 days ago I'm editing 4K HD footage smoothly on the old Mac Pro system. We have a Raid drive with only Thunderbolt out. If I convert the Thunderbolt out to Firewire800, will I run into bottleneck issues (we bou
Re: 4K through Firewire 800? by Todd Perchert 6 days ago Not sure what compression you are using on the 4k. But the theoretical rate for Firewire800 is around 100MB s, but will most likely be less - realistically around 70 or so. Most likely you will find e
Choppy Exported Video in New Project by Sergio Menezes 1 week ago OK, I finished a 1-hour video project and had it exported in various formats: MPG2, AVI, MOV. When I open a new project file and place any of these exported videos into the sequence the playback in pr
Re: Choppy Exported Video in New Project by Todd Perchert 1 week ago Sergio Menezes "frame rates should all be consistent at 29.97" They should be, but are the frame rates the same from original media to your 1 hour sequence to final render I'm just trying to rule out
Backing up RAID0 by Neil Christian 1 week ago This is a rather simple question that seems to of gotten very complicated. I have just built my first editing PC and have a two disk 6TB RAID0 running of the motherboard. My OS and programs are on a S
Re: Backing up RAID0 by Todd Perchert 1 week ago I would probably get a different drive to backup to. Or get a different cache drive - an SSD might be a good option for that. But for backup, it would be best to be able to remove from your computer.
Pasting with V just adds Video no audio by Alan Howard 2 months ago Hi, Probably lesson one but can't figure it out ... I'm trying to get Premiere Pro CS5.03 to be as similar as Media Composer as poss, but when I select in and out points in the source monitor and hit
keystroke to advance by a single frame? by tad newberry 2 months ago i looked in ye olde menu. nothing there. arrows keys don't do it. thanks for helping out a bonehead! __________________________ FCS3 Adobe CC 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro 24GB RAM ATI Radeon HD
Pegasus Change RAID question by Richard Windsor 2 months ago I have a Pegasus2 R4 and I set it up with my Macbook before I got my Mac Pro. I just plugged it into my Mac Pro when it arrived and it was setup as RAID 10. I want to change it to RAID 0. I already pu
Re: Pegasus Change RAID question by Todd Perchert 2 months ago No. It doesn't quite work that way. You will have to move the data off the drive before formatting a new RAID volume. Or you will lose all the data. If you are concerned about losing data, RAID-0 may
AE 6 vs AE 5.5 Chroma and Render by Don Cobble 4 months ago Is there a substantial difference in AE CS6 and AE CS5.5.2 in either Chroma or render time PC 1 I7 2.8 Ghz 8GB Ram Win 7 Pro 64bit OS PNY Quadro 4000 PC 2 I7 3930K 3.2Ghz 32 GB Ram Win 7 Pro 64bit OS
Re: AE 6 vs AE 5.5 Chroma and Render by Todd Perchert 4 months ago The green reflects so much into the sword, the best thing will be to duplicate the layer like Dave said, and change the color. Then you'll need to mask it or create a matte layer. You will need to mov
Layers merging? Anybody? by Rohit Jacob 4 months ago How do I give A's outline to B A: http: us.123rf.com 400wm 400 400 alekup alekup1105 alekup110500023 9511032-abstract-technical-drawing-in-grunge-black-square.jpg B: http: cdn.superbwallpapers.com wal
Re: Layers merging? Anybody? by Todd Perchert 4 months ago Not quite sure what you are wanting exactly. Whether you want the black or the white from A. But if you put B on Layer 1, place A on layer 2. Resize layer 2, since they are different sizes. Then selec
Forgot Shortcut by Ricardo Marty 5 months ago I have used a short cut that enabled me to either shorten the audio track or the video track without affectingthe other. I have tried all combinations. Can someone tell me Ricardo
one scene out of sync on export ? by jeanne hilary 5 months ago I've made a 2 minute movie and one scene, only one, no different from the others, which is in sync in the editor, is not in sync on export. I've exported a few different ways; the result is the same.
Question About Dynamic Link by James Russo 5 months ago Can you tell me the easiest way to make new, alternate versions of projects I've edited in Premiere and AE and preserve the ability to keep the NEW alternate versions linked to each other and not the
Re: Question About Dynamic Link by Todd Perchert 5 months ago I think the easiest way to achieve that is to duplicate your comp in AE and make your changes, import that Comp using Dynamic Link into PPro, duplicate your PPro sequence, and drop in the new Dynamic
Dynamic link Issue by Patrick Morrow 5 months ago I know that I can start Premier and create a dynamic link between it and After Effects. My issue is with a current AE project that I cannot link with Premier. Is there a way to dynamic link a old AE p
Re: Dynamic link Issue by Todd Perchert 5 months ago In PPro, go to File menu, go to Adobe Dynamic Link, select Import after Effects Composition. If the AE project was created in an old version of AE, you may need to open it in AE and resave. Good Luck!
(Crash) Quicktime // MOV by Cerutti Nicolas 6 months ago Hi everyone, I'm having an issue with .mov files. System: Windows 7 64 bits Graphic card: Nvidia GTX 640 Adobe CS6 (Official) The problem: Some .MOV files I play on Quicktime look corrupted. They make
Re: (Crash) Quicktime // MOV by Todd Perchert 6 months ago VLC will play a lot more codecs than QuickTime or Win Media Player. I would suggest, if possible, to have those files rendered out as QT Movies Lossless with Alpha - it looks like they are suppose to
Problem opening project from Windows by Todd Perchert 6 months ago Hoping someone could help me out! I am attempting to open this project: http: www.trapcode.com sharelog 2010 3 17 aurora-borealis.html I've got CS6 (v11.0.3) on a Mac, and I get an error that the file
Re: Problem opening project from Windows by Todd Kopriva 6 months ago After Effects CS5 and earlier can open a project saved by After Effects 6.0. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Kopriva, Ado
delete presets by Jonny Webb 6 months ago hi, when i use PPro and export, there are too many presets to choose from. How can i delete or remove many of them. Specifically under H264 - i'd love to get rid of everything apple, and a few others.
Re: delete presets by Todd Perchert 6 months ago That's alright. Some people don't care about better options, what they want is what they want. So here it is... OP didn't say what OS or version of ME, this is for Mac. Macintosh HD Users User Library
NVIDIA Card Crashing by Nina Sargsyan 7 months ago Hey all, I recently moved form Mac to Windows, I got a HP 8770W with a NVIDIA k4000m Card. What happened twice was that the card over clocked and I got a driver error from NVIDIA, I want to know whats
Re: NVIDIA Card Crashing by Todd Perchert 7 months ago I've seen registry hacks for this, but if it's a new system from HP, I'd try HP support and maybe see about getting a new one. May be something wrong with the card. you have problems with any other pr
NTFS of FAT32? by Nina Sargsyan 9 months ago Hey everyone, I'm an independent filmmaker and animator, I recently moved over from MAC to Windows. Now my main issue is all my Lacie external HDDs are Mac configured, I need to convert them to window
Re: NTFS of FAT32? by Todd Perchert 9 months ago This might help you. http: www.pcworld.com article 248980 how_to_format_your_hard_drive_in_windows.html Good Luck! TC
PC File Transfer Software (with Checksum) by Jonas Bendsen 9 months ago I am currently using TeraCopy to transfer files. I have been relatively happy with it, but sometimes it runs pretty slow(much slower than simply copy pasting the same file in Windows Explorer), and so
Organize your files to best performance by Michel Domaine 11 months ago Hi evrybody, I'm buying a new PC and I'm thinking how to work with my HD to have best performance. Someone is working in this way: - 1 SSD for SO and Programs - 1 HD for INPUT files - 1 HD for OUTPUT
Fusion drive vs Flash storage (iMac) by Viktor Kamenický 1 year ago Hi there, I'm interested in buying the new iMac. I'm curious about the new fusion drive, if anybody have some insights of using one it would be very helpful. Should I spend some extra for the flash st
Re: Fusion drive vs Flash storage (iMac) by Todd Perchert 12 months ago Maybe someone has some real world experience to pitch in with, but this was something I had seen about Fusion drives... If you plan on capturing editing video, there might be a chance for dropped fram
Custom online PC recommendations by Ben Mullins 1 year ago Hi, I'm looking to purchase a new PC having decided to move from Macs (for video editing) and was wondering if anyone can recommend a good online seller Thanks, Ben.
Re: Custom online PC recommendations by Todd Perchert 1 year ago HP comes to mind if you just need a powerful PC. If you need an entire build, you can look at the likes of Promax, or DV411 - http: dv411.com - Alex Gerulaitis of DV411 is an active member of the Cow
Looking for advice on setting up video raid by Sean Bates 1 year ago I'm thinking about putting together a video raid and would love to get some advice from others who may have done so. Looking to spend @$3K for speeds in the 750-900MB s range. Here's the setup I'm con
Any recommendations for an online video library by ES Tech 1 year ago Hi there, I have a collection of 500 video footage (created from the VHS- Digital conversion). I want an online software tool to index and categorize this videos. I will host the videos in a FreeNas s
Considering buying a Raid. Good price? by Jaime Aguirre 1 year ago I'm looking at a Proavio Editbox 8ms and a HighPoint RocketRAID 4322 with 2 x Mimi-SAS Cables for $450. No drives included. Would this be a good deal How does it sound It looks like it is but I'm not
Simple PC Backup solution? by Joel Dalls 1 year ago Hi I have a Dell Precision T3500 64 bit WIN7 12 gb system with a striped 2 TB HD config. I typically have less than a TB of storage used. I am in need of a very simple single external HD USB connected
Re: Simple PC Backup solution? by Todd Perchert 1 year ago For simple file backup on Windows, I also like SyncToy from Microsoft. Makes retrieving single files even easier. http: www.microsoft.com en-us download details.aspx id=15155
Building a Gaming Computer??? by Alexander Hernandez 1 year ago I'm looking to getting a Gaming Computer that would be right for me that would have Intel Core i7 with 4 or 6 Cores, I'll be using the Gaming Computer for: Making Videos on Sony Vegas Pro, Rendering 1
Promise Pegasus R6 overheating by Daniel Weber 1 year ago I am in the middle of a project with a looming deadline (doesn't this always happen!!) and my R6 unit is giving off overheating warnings on the backplane. The drives are fine and the fans seem to be f
Re: Promise Pegasus R6 overheating by Todd Perchert 1 year ago A short time ago, I had an update to my R4, which resulted in the software telling me it was overheating. Next update resolved it. What temp is it showing And have you updated the software firmware re
New Mac Pros - multiple video cards (3) by Todd Perchert 1 year ago Since I don't see a Apple Hardware forum, I thought I'd ask here. We are looking at putting 3 ATI Radeon HD 5770 cards in one new Mac Pro. I would like to get confirmation that this configuration will
Building a new 3D/Editing system by Ed Romero 2 years ago Hi all. I'd love feedback for quality parts to build a new computer, it should handle any and all software thrown at it! :) Will be working with 4k + footage, compositing, and 3D. Will be running on W
Re: Building a new 3D/Editing system by Todd Perchert 2 years ago Def look at dual XEONs if you plan on dealing with 4k footage. HP is a good place to start, since many of the manufacturers will have HPs qualified with their software. Also get some fast external arr
Building a PC with $1000, please advise. by Jose Guzman 2 years ago Hello, my priorities are video editing, VJ'ing, and general Adobe designing. Please have a look at my shopping cart so far. Core i5 2500k MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 motherboard 16GB K
Need new laptop for video editing by Jessica Muth 2 years ago Hi Everyone, I had a tragic accident with my two year old Macbook Pro a few weeks back and I think it's time to replace the thing. So, the question is, of course, Mac or PC I am a video editor usually
Re: Need new laptop for video editing by Todd Perchert 2 years ago This comes down to a personal decision. What do you prefer to work with Myself, I like and use both. At work we are all Mac, at home I use PC - I do work at both. So, it's what you are comfortable wit
Decklink Quad storage question by Todd Perchert 2 years ago Looking at a Decklink Quad to record 4 HD streams. Not sure what we'll be capturing yet - ProRes, DVCPRO HD, or some other codec. But I am wondering what is recommended as far as storage. Looking at a
Re: Decklink Quad storage question by Todd Perchert 2 years ago Thanks Bob! So storage not so much an issue as the computer. I'm guessing the units I'm looking into will do fine then. They should handle up to 500mbps write with no problems - hopefully they can sus
Promise Pegasus slow data transfer by Jason Shamai 2 years ago Hi there, I just bought the R6 and am using a RAID5 configuration with a 2011 MacBook Pro. I'm consistently getting about 150 or 200MB s when transferring files (usually video) to and from the Pegasus
Re: Promise Pegasus slow data transfer by Todd Perchert 2 years ago Probably didn't read the instructions... ;) They do come setup as RAID-5, but they have a 'synchronization' that it does in the background. You may not have noticed the lights flashing on the unit - s
mov to mkv conversion for mac by Aubrey Fields 2 years ago Hi, I wonder if anyone can recommend what software I could buy to convert a movie I made on fcp that is an MOV file into an MKV file I have tried 7 free trial downloads that say they can do this, but
Re: mov to mkv conversion for mac by Todd Perchert 2 years ago Have you tried using vlc to play the files I don't think I would trust QuickTime to play them easily. MacPorts to make 'em. http: matroska.org node 62 http: www.macports.org
Monitors by ryan loetscher 2 years ago Didn't really see another forum to post this question to, so hopefully this works. I have ancient, giant, heavy computer monitors and I'm looking for newer ones. I got a free one that was a castaway f
Re: Monitors by Todd Perchert 2 years ago Not sure what the Videoguys will tell you, but if you are doing video color grading, you don't want a cheap TN LCD panel that can't represent colors correctly. Try looking for some of the IPS panels.