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Todd Perchert

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
Member Since:
January 27th 2003
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Is this going to be a big improvement?
by Andrei Popa 3 days ago
The original MacPro with 8GB RAM: http: www.everymac.com systems apple mac_pro specs mac-pro-quad-2.66-specs.html Over this iMac with 3GB of RAM: http: www.everymac.com systems apple imac specs imac-c
Re: Is this going to be a big improvement?
by Todd Perchert 2 days ago
The MacPro should be considerably faster!
Is Mac really that necessary any more?
by Blake Davis 5 days ago
Hello! I'm a Premiere Pro and After Effects editor. I've been using an upgraded Macbook Pro for awhile now and it's time to upgrade... I've been planning on building a Hackintosh desktop, but now with
Re: Is Mac really that necessary any more?
by Todd Perchert 4 days ago
My thoughts are if it's a choice between a PC or hackintosh, go with PC. I wouldn't bother with a hackintosh. If you're looking between PC or a new Mac, I think that's just personal choice and what yo
How to change pan of source audio clip?
by Chi-Ho Lee 3 months ago
So I can't seem to find the answer to this via the search or googling. Is there a way to change the pan of a source clip from the bin so it will carry this change with each subsequent edit I would ima
Re: How to change pan of source audio clip?
by Todd Perchert 3 months ago
You should be able to CTRL+Click (or Right+Click) the clip in the bin, select Modify, then Audio Channels. You should be able to pan stereo tracks there or make mono. TC
How do I get Infinite Duration???
by Alexii Burkett 4 months ago
Hello there, I am new to After Effects. I was wondering, how can I get an infinite brush duration I don't see the option anywhere. I am trying to erase a picture and keep it erased for the whole durat
Re: How do I get Infinite Duration???
by Todd Perchert 3 months ago
I would enjoy going to the Adobe forums now and again, except every time I sign in, my browser comes up with an error. Chrome says it's a redirect loop. Firefox says it redirects in a way that will ne
Old videos in Premiere Pro
by Jim Richardson 4 months ago
Hello, so I recently discovered a VHS tape from a long time ago that contained family videos that were professionally transferred from old actual film to this VHS tape. I copied the VHS tape to a DVD
Re: Old videos in Premiere Pro
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
Myself, about the only thing would be to maybe add a sharpen filter, only about 15 - 25, just to help with some of the softness that occurred going to VHS. The color comes to preference. The old film
unsupported format or damaged file, but their there and they look fine?
by Neil Christian 4 months ago
File Import Failure. Importing my media for my first project on a PC and my first in Premier Pro, why oh why. I am sure this is a simple mistake but I cant see how and cant go on without knowing if th
Re: unsupported format or damaged file, but their there and they look fine?
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
Maybe there are some extra files that PPro doesn't need want. The best way to import footage, especially when dealing with different cameras codecs, is to use the Media Browser (It's right next to you
Thinking of building my first PC; video editing, $800-$1000 budget. Suggestions?
by Dan Ramirez 4 months ago
Hello all, I'm an aspiring documentary filmmaker who's getting more and more into post-production by the day. I primarily edit via Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 (formerly Sony Vegas Pro 10), but play around
Re: Thinking of building my first PC; video editing, $800-$1000 budget. Suggestions?
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
For video, graphics, and animation go with Intel. Not sure where you see AMD being better. Price, yes. AMD is better priced. But performance, you can't beat Intel right now. http: www.cpubenchmark.net
MXF files Offline in Timeline
by John Reis 4 months ago
...But online when I click 'reveal in project'. If I double click on the MXF clips in the timeline they come up offline. Have a mix of MXF and 5D footage. Only MXF footage is offline, and its just a f
Re: MXF files Offline in Timeline
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
In CS6 I've had P2 MXF media go offline when bouncing between PPro and AE linked comps. Not sure why it happened, but hasn't happened recently. I just closed PPro and opened it again and everything wo
Yellow Render bar with Prores in Premiere CC
by Cody Brown 4 months ago
My video previews settings are the same as my video files, prores 422 1080. When I pull a clip into the sequence it's giving me a yellow render bar and allowing me to render. What is it rendering to a
Re: Yellow Render bar with Prores in Premiere CC
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
I never bother with preview rendering a yellow line, they usually play back just fine. In fact, I don't preview render many red lines. I render a final file, don't see much sense in spending so much t
Improving Editing Station
by Lauren Beck 5 months ago
Howdy All, I suspect these sorts of questions are not such popular ones to answer, however, I would very much appreciate some guidance! I am an independent filmmaker and also do a fair amount of freel
Re: Improving Editing Station
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
I'm not too sure that an SSD will help speed up your editing. Unless you plan on putting your video assets onto the SSD drive as well. What is your video Codec data rate Some codecs are pretty cpu int
Capture not finalizing HD file - corrupt file
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
We've recently upgraded our studio from SD to HD and have had occasional issues when capturing an hour of HD. I say occasional, because it's approximately every 5 - 10 captures. We will be capturing p
Changing colors in Premiere CS6
by Greg Raposa 5 months ago
How do you make a color matte change colors I've tried the effects Change Color and Change to Color and they just haven't worked. I'm obviously doing something wrong. I'd like to keyframe the effect.
Re: Changing colors in Premiere CS6
by Todd Perchert 5 months ago
You can double-click the color matte in your bin or on your timeline to change the color. TC
How to find time spent working on a project
by Chris Johnson Standley 5 months ago
I want to be able to find out how much time has been spent working on a project without resorting to time tracking software. I know windows can display time spent editing a document, but this only see
Re: How to find time spent working on a project
by Todd Perchert 5 months ago
If you don't want tracking software, there's always the standard spreadsheet, or good old writing on a notepad. Note date, start and end times for projects. Date Modified would be a difficult thing to
Brushes appear slightly transparent and my colours paint over or on top of each other.
by Chris Davy 5 months ago
For the life of me I cannot figure out why my photoshop CC is doing this. I don't know if it is going to be a simple fix or not. My opacity is at 100% and my blend mode is at normal but when I paint w
Re: Brushes appear slightly transparent and my colours paint over or on top of each other.
by Todd Perchert 5 months ago
Up at the top I see your brush is set to Pin Light mode. That would be why that is happening. Change it to Normal. TC
4K through Firewire 800?
by Eric Klassen 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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.
Dynamic Rotation Point without moving image?
by Brent Taylor 6 months ago
Hey guys. I'm having trouble with a project. Getting confused. I want to be able to rotate an object from different points at different times. Like say first it rotates around the lower left corner, t
Re: Dynamic Rotation Point without moving image?
by Todd Perchert 6 months ago
If I'm understanding this correctly... you could use a series of Pre-Comps. Each precomp's anchor point would be a corner. Then rotate the precomps. Rotate em all at the same time and get something cr
Puting a sequence in sequence controling audio track location
by Don Cobble 6 months ago
I am try to put a seq in a seq but I cant control the audio track location If I double click the seq in the project folder to try to get it into the source monitor, to then be able to specify in the t
Re: Puting a sequence in sequence controling audio track location
by Todd Perchert 6 months ago
You can drag a sequence from a bin onto the preview window. That will allow you to treat it as a clip and then you can edit into another sequence. You just can't edit it into itself. :) Good Luck! TC
Pasting with V just adds Video no audio
by Alan Howard 6 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
Re: Pasting with V just adds Video no audio
by Todd Perchert 6 months ago
It sounds like you don't have an audio track that is the same as your source. First edit, try making your in & out points in your source monitor, then from the bin, drag that clip down to the new item
using Photoshop to fix issues in my video - only one frame of video gets fixed even though entire clip is selected in timeline
by Nick Natteau 7 months ago
I can't understand what I'm doing wrong but when I import a video into Photoshop CC to fix issues in the background, only one frame of video gets fixed. Even though the video is clearly selected in th
Re: using Photoshop to fix issues in my video - only one frame of video gets fixed even though entire clip is selected in timeline
by Todd Perchert 7 months ago
There should be audio icons on the audio track and by the controls just above the video layer. Make sure both of those are turned on. Hit the space bar or play button and you should hear audio if the
keystroke to advance by a single frame?
by tad newberry 7 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
Re: keystroke to advance by a single frame?
by Todd Perchert 7 months ago
Command+Left Right arrows or Shift+Command+Right Left Arrows for 10 frames. For some reason, I don't find the Page Up Down as convenient. TC
Pegasus Change RAID question
by Richard Windsor 7 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 7 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
Alternative to BlackMagic Disk Speed Test for Windows
by Jean Bertin 8 months ago
Since this thread (10y ago), this software is still not available for Windows, isn't it Somebody knows an alternative Thanks. Jean
Re: Alternative to BlackMagic Disk Speed Test for Windows
by Todd Perchert 8 months ago
The Roadkil.net apps are actually quite good! I've used several of them.
AE 6 vs AE 5.5 Chroma and Render
by Don Cobble 9 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 9 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
How to delete audio track from video clip? Turn off "snapping"?
by Bruce MacKown 9 months ago
I want to use just the video portion of a video clip in my timeline, so how can I delete the audio track attached to it In Final Cut I seem to remember there was a tool button to detach the two in the
Re: How to delete audio track from video clip? Turn off "snapping"?
by Todd Perchert 9 months ago
You can unlink the audio from the video if you Control-click the audio in the timeline and go to 'Unlink'. As for snapping.... On your timeline window is an icon that looks like a magnet, click that o
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Layers merging? Anybody?
by Rohit Jacob 9 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 9 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
Playhead moving more than one frame at a time
by Gardner Raymond 10 months ago
Hello, I'm not sure the best way to describe this in one sentence, which I why I think I'm having problems finding the answer. In short, when I try to move one frame at a time in my timeline (PPro 6)
Re: Playhead moving more than one frame at a time
by Todd Perchert 10 months ago
I'd check the frame rate of the screen record. QT records 15 fps. TC
How to connect Apple 27" cinema display to GTX 680 for mac
by Christian Simpson 10 months ago
Hey guys I have a 2010 mac pro and I just installed a gtx 680 for mac in it. I have 2 27" apple cinema displays (not the newer thunderbolt displays) that I was able to hook up fine to my old ati radeo
Re: How to connect Apple 27" cinema display to GTX 680 for mac
by Todd Perchert 10 months ago
Cable Fewer connections. http: www.cdw.com shop products StarTech.com-6-ft-Mini-DisplayPort-to-DVI-Cable-M-M-Mini-DP-to-DVI 2151378.aspx
Forgot Shortcut
by Ricardo Marty 10 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
Re: Forgot Shortcut
by Todd Perchert 10 months ago
On a Mac It's Option, Click and drag.
one scene out of sync on export ?
by jeanne hilary 10 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.
Re: one scene out of sync on export ?
by Todd Perchert 10 months ago
Sounds like that one scene may be a different frame rate. You may get some drift with that. May need to modify interpret that footage. TC
Question About Dynamic Link
by James Russo 10 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 10 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
Layer Overlay - Unable to choose colour?
by Dean Walsh 10 months ago
Hi Guys Why is the colour selection missing See screenshot attached. Thanks in advance! Dean.
Re: Layer Overlay - Unable to choose colour?
by Todd Perchert 10 months ago
You have the overall Blending Options highlighted. Click on Color Overlay and you will see color selection. TC
Dynamic link Issue
by Patrick Morrow 10 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 10 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!
can't get my layer to turn on to be viewed
by Craig Johnson 11 months ago
trying to make a simple project to add to a FCP project. I have 19 layers that I was making to zoom from a house to outer space. I had scaled and parented the stills when I noticed I had a still with
Re: can't get my layer to turn on to be viewed
by Todd Perchert 10 months ago
I've had that happen in CS5 before, usually on keyframes, and the first keyframe would somehow change to a scale value of zero. Could never figure that one out. Happened a few times. Haven't seen it i
(Crash) Quicktime // MOV
by Cerutti Nicolas 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
After Effects CS5 and earlier can open a project saved by After Effects 6.0. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Kopriva, Ado
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NVIDIA Card Crashing
by Gina Sarentino 1 year 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 1 year 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 Gina Sarentino 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
Re: PC File Transfer Software (with Checksum)
by Todd Perchert 1 year ago
Even though it doesn't have the same sort of checksum verification, I've never had an issue with Allway Sync - http: allwaysync.com features.html And at home, I've never had an issue with Microsoft Sy
Organize your files to best performance
by Michel Domaine 1 year 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
Re: Organize your files to best performance
by Todd Perchert 1 year ago
I would say to just 'Stripe' all HDD together in a RAID-0, keeping your one SSD for OS. But then make sure you have some kind of external backup solution for your HDDs. TC
Fusion drive vs Flash storage (iMac)
by Viktor Kamenick√Ĺ 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 1 year 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
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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
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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
Re: Looking for advice on setting up video raid
by Todd Perchert 1 year ago
Read speeds should be similar. Write speeds may be slightly lower on RAID-6 because of the dual parity, but I have had excellent RAID-6 write performance with Areca. Last Areca card I had did very sim
PP6.0 Computer Build system out of the box... and video stalls...
by Vince Taylor 2 years ago
Just had built a PP CS6 editing system ala Vancouver Video Production blog... http: www.shawnlam.ca 2012 premiere-pro-cs6-video-editing-computer-build (except with a GeForce GTX670) and video and audi
Re: PP6.0 Computer Build system out of the box... and video stalls...
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
What slot is your video card in Looks like you should have it in that first slot - the only full x16 slot. Have you updated the BIOS after install I would go ahead and do that. They usually have BIOS
Any recommendations for an online video library
by ES Tech 2 years 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
Re: Any recommendations for an online video library
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
Well, if you are talking about building a basic system, I'm betting you have budget constraints. There are a variety of open-source options, if you are willing to dive into that, most are web-based. C
Upgrades to old computer [CS6, windows, low budget]
by Elliot Tower 2 years ago
My old computer is a dell xps7100 with 12gb ram, amd phenom x4 830 (lower clocked non overclockable version of the 955 black), a stock AMD graphics card (dedicated card, but its not fast) and one 500g
Re: Upgrades to old computer [CS6, windows, low budget]
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
The card Alex mentioned would be beneficial. Also, a second drive for your media, preferably a 7200 rpm drive and not 5400, would be helpful. You will still have slow render times with your plugins. I
Considering buying a Raid. Good price?
by Jaime Aguirre 2 years 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
Re: Considering buying a Raid. Good price?
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
The Proavio should be able to, but I'm with Alex, not the RocketRaid card. With the Areca mentioned you should be able to do a single stream uncompressed 2k. With the Areca card, you should be able to
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Simple PC Backup solution?
by Joel Dalls 2 years 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 2 years 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
Promise Pegasus R6 overheating
by Daniel Weber 2 years 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 2 years 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


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