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Todd Perchert

BS in Information Technology emphasis on MIS.
Video Producer/Editor - over 20 years experience.
Experience editing on: Adobe - Final Cut Pro - Avid Media Composer - Newtek VideoToaster - Media100
Networking & PC Repair/Build - WinServer2003, Win10/Win7/XP
Member Since:
January 27th 2003
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Changing Properties of Photo (or individual clips) in Premiere
by Michael Raciti 7 days ago
Hi everyone, I'm having trouble exporting a video I created with a mix of video, photo, text clips in Premiere Pro CC 2018. I've tried to troubleshoot in a number of ways, but I'm thinking it might ha
Re: Changing Properties of Photo (or individual clips) in Premiere
by Todd Perchert 5 days ago
Reason you haven't gotten much help is that you didn't provide any information, other than you are having trouble exporting. What sort of trouble What is happening when you try to export. If you think
Can't see keyframes (video inside)
by Michael Kearney 2 weeks ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=kTZxG_WxiJQ In the video above I have keyframes set for position, speed, and crop. However I can only see the keyframe for speed. I have several set for both position an
Re: Can't see keyframes (video inside)
by Todd Perchert 2 weeks ago
Time Remapping... I couldn't make out any of the text on the video. But yes, you can hit the keyframe arrows to the right and delete the keyframes, or expand your clip to see them. Changing speed will
Video freezes but audio continues only when played on axaa P300 projector
by angela willetts 2 weeks ago
Hello All, I'm having a problem with video freezing and audio continuing to play on an axaa p300 projector. It only happens with one particular video (edited with Premiere), and it happens whether I e
Re: Video freezes but audio continues only when played on axaa P300 projector
by Todd Perchert 2 weeks ago
How fast is your miniSD card Then what can the slot on the projector handle MiniSD is generally slow speed. Even 150MBs is a lot for one of those cards. TC
Informal Survey: Where is your project file in relation to your media & assets?
by Ben Howard 1 month ago
Hive mind question: where do you save your project file vs. the media and assets for your Premiere projects All on the same drive Project on a different drive than media (Researching the cause for som
Re: Informal Survey: Where is your project file in relation to your media & assets?
by Todd Perchert 1 month ago
I keep project and media on fast external array. Everything together, easy to archive. TC
Formatting
by Scott Fleener 1 month ago
I'm Having some issues Formatting my Visuals from AE to Premiere. Basically my AE footage will be all gritty. Any suggestions to fix this
Re: Formatting
by Todd Perchert 1 month ago
Might want to post a little more info - maybe a sample of the "grit". A screen shot of your AE screen would be good too. It's hard to say what this "grittiness" may be without something to go on. TC
Working with a grid of videos in Premiere
by Max Allen 1 month ago
Hey chaps, I'm looking for some help here; I have a concept storyboard that uses a grid of videos and images, which the camera then zooms in to and scrolls around (see attached). The issue is that I h
Re: Working with a grid of videos in Premiere
by Todd Perchert 1 month ago
Yes. You are best off using AE to accomplish this. Good Luck! TC
Custom Graphic Transition How To Question
by Nicholas Delfino 1 month ago
Hello! I am looking to create a tearing claw transition animation that rips across an A source video to reveal my B source video under it. The claw tear expands via a series of PNG images to reveal th
Re: Custom Graphic Transition How To Question
by Todd Perchert 1 month ago
Video A on layer 1, PNG sequence on layer 2 above the outgoing part of layer 1. Add Track Matte to layer 1, select layer 2 as the matte. Copy layer 2 to layer 4, so that they are at same location in s
newbie question - track existing footage ?
by david furst 1 month ago
hi all, i'm in the middle of learning how to use premiere pro and i've come to an issue that's causing me grief. suppose you've got some existing footage of an object and you want to add text to it, m
Re: newbie question - track existing footage ?
by Todd Perchert 1 month ago
You can try keyframing til the cows come home and not get a smooth, acceptable result. AfterEffects motion tracker would be the way to go. Don't have AE Then you'll want to come up with another option
Slow footage playback
by Slain Ludlow 2 months ago
I'm gonna relay all the specs on my computer and the footage and maybe one of you guys can tell me why my comp is struggling to play footage Everytime I hit the play button it plays the audio but the
Re: Slow footage playback
by Todd Perchert 1 month ago
Some questions yet.... 1. What is your external drive connected with 2. Is your footage 60 41 or variable frame rate 3. Where did this footage originate 4. Any other info about the file Container (mov
ProRes 4444 alpha channel playback conundrum
by Chris Brooke 2 months ago
(Moderators please feel free to move this post - I'm putting it here because my original workflow is in AE). I'm doing some tests for an augmented reality project which is going to involve green scree
Re: ProRes 4444 alpha channel playback conundrum
by Todd Perchert 2 months ago
What is your final destination Taking it into an NLE I would check there, not with a media player. Some may not show alpha channels, some may show premultiplied incorrectly, where you can see all the
Struggling to get rid of voice in Au
by denisa costin 3 months ago
Hei! I am not completely familiar with audition, I tried to do this in Premiere but it didnt sound as good as I would hope. I have this audio where a guy is talking, but I want to cut some of the unne
Re: Struggling to get rid of voice in Au
by Todd Perchert 3 months ago
Yeah, it would have been best to get rid of the background noise first. But if there are any long pauses in his speaking or any portions you can grab a little of the background noise, you could use th
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Rendering changing file demensions after compression
by Ryan Hillaby 4 months ago
Quick rundown of the situation; A client of mine is a minor league hockey team. They recently got a bunch of LED screens installed around the arena that they use to run sponsor ads throughout the game
Re: Rendering changing file demensions after compression
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
But is doable. Like I said, render out something like a PNG QT then convert - If not AMe, Handbrake.
replace dead hihgpoint rocketraid 4322
by jeanke bos 5 months ago
My 8 year old RR 4322 died few days ago. So I have no acces anymore to my proavio raid 6 array on my mac pro 5,1. What do you recommend to replace my 4322 Do I have to stick to the same brand I guess
Re: replace dead hihgpoint rocketraid 4322
by Todd Perchert 5 months ago
jeanke bos "there's no way to recover the data from the individual raid6 drives with some recovery software " With recovery there is a good chance of corrupt files. So it depends on how important the
Removing a static object behind a moving subject
by mary scurby 5 months ago
Hi y'all, I shot an interview with a light positioned just behind the subject's chair. The top half of the light peeked out above the chair back, but the interviewee's upper body should have covered i
Re: Removing a static object behind a moving subject
by Todd Perchert 5 months ago
Certainly sounds like the RotoBrush in AE will be your friend. Use that to mask the interviewee and mask clone the background section behind him. Would help to see the shot in question. TC
How to find a good sound effect
by Davy Gunarso 5 months ago
Hello, How to get a good sound effect I am looking for collection of good sound effects, where can I get those for free Thanks.
Re: How to find a good sound effect
by Todd Perchert 5 months ago
Good is relative as is many. There are online sites, some paid, some free with registration - like http: www.freesfx.co.uk If you download Media Composer First, they had a free 300 sfx bundle you can
Long video in HD but low quality output, need a hand
by Bur Ci 6 months ago
Good day mine fine gentlemen and gals of the internet. So I recently edited a long length video ( approx. 1hr45) and the resolution was at HD. Now, I am not necessarily a newbie but I am also no pro.
Re: Long video in HD but low quality output, need a hand
by Todd Perchert 5 months ago
1.3 GB isn't bad for 1 hour 45 minutes. Some things to make it smaller: Drop the bit rate, shrink the image size (1080 to 720), have fewer fps (30 to 24). Try some of the Vimeo presets as starting poi
auto add stings (opens/closes) in Media Encoder
by Arun Marsh 7 months ago
Hi I'm creating a number of files from multi-cam timelines in PP and queueing them up in encoder to export overnight. Each file needs a 'sting' added at the start and end (ideally with a cross-disolve
Re: auto add stings (opens/closes) in Media Encoder
by Todd Perchert 6 months ago
They do have AME to where it will do a lot of things for you. But, no. You will have to edit those in yourself, then send them to AME. TC
Video playlist playback
by Todd Perchert 10 months ago
This forum seemed the best to place this question... but before I get to the question. I am looking for software options to play back video in a playlist that is easy to edit - and can loop. This is t
Re: Video playlist playback
by Todd Perchert 10 months ago
Thanks for the Playback Pro option. Quick look is promising! I need to dive in and check it out. Thanks again! TC
Cheap RAID (yes, yes, I know)
by Alex Valente 2 years ago
First let me say hello to this greta community. I've been directing to here often when I have some sort of question that I need an answer for but never registered, until today. I've registered since a
Re: Cheap RAID (yes, yes, I know)
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
I think what Bob is saying, if you want the cheap route, to purchase one enclosure and drives. That would be the MacPro. Storage, editing, and backup in one enclosure. Otherwise, you will want 2 exter
selecting a country?
by Nelson May 2 years ago
I went into an after effects thread and go this response. ""I have done this many times in Photoshop. As long as the white outlines on your map are closed, you can select each country in Photoshop, an
Re: selecting a country?
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
You can use the Magic Wand tool to select each country. Problem is, with some of those countries like Norway, Denmark, Greece - they have a lot of islands that you will have to add in. When you do the
ExFAT RAID-0 won't mount on OSX
by Joe Bender 3 years ago
Hi All, I've often used ExFAT disks to move files between PCs and Macs, but this time I've run into a problem. I have a 2-disk RAID-0, formatted in ExFAT on a Windows PC, and it won't mount on my late
Re: ExFAT RAID-0 won't mount on OSX
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
You don't say what your 2 disk enclosure is, but I'll go out on a limb and say that it doesn't have an onboard RAID controller, so the RAID is a Windows Software RAID set that Mac isn't able to utiliz
Anyone experiencing issues with connecting to the Cow?
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
I'm trying to narrow down problems I'm having specifically with my connection to the Cow. Has there been any issues with the servers that would make connecting a problem I'll view a few threads, then
Re: Anyone experiencing issues with connecting to the Cow?
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
This started approximately a couple months ago. I'll have to try and figure this one out. TC
G raid error
by Paul Argyropoulos 3 years ago
I am using a 2tb G Raid external drive. I am trying to transfer large MXF (15gb) files to it and it is saying the files are too large. There is more than enough room on the drive. Does ANYONE out ther
Re: G raid error
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
Yep. And just when you assume you know the problem is when you get that one strange thing. Best to know for sure! TC
Looking for a Quiet thunderbolt raid 6 (16 to 24tb)
by Richard Dee 3 years ago
Hi All, I am looking for a quiet as possible raid 6 thunderbolt solution, around 16 to 24 tb. I currently have a 16 drive Cineraid PCIE SAS that is blazingly fast but is so loud it really needs a serv
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Re: Looking for a Quiet thunderbolt raid 6 (16 to 24tb)
by David Roth Weiss 3 years ago
If you really like your current RAID array, why don't you buy a noise suppressed rack for it The cost would be far less than a new T-bolt array. David Roth Weiss Director Editor Colorist David Weiss P
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Used UPS: bad idea?
by Chris Rash 3 years ago
Buying a used UPS for your company's domain controller seems like a dangerous prospect. Sure, you can always get the eBay seller to replace or refund it, but if it fails and you lose data or productiv
Re: Used UPS: bad idea?
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
Plenty cautious. The units themselves can last, but the batteries need replacing about every 2 years or so. If you are buying a used unit, get a new battery! Good Luck! TC
Need to alter aspect ratio of images in Photoshop but the crop tool does not do it??
by Peter Barker 3 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to create an A4-sized photoshop document which has nine images on it, laid out 3x3. The images I'm importing are jpegs that I have extracted from a video clip, so the aspect ratio is
Re: Need to alter aspect ratio of images in Photoshop but the crop tool does not do it??
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
I'm not exactly sure what your process is here, or what exactly you are trying to do... But from what I am understanding, an easy way would be to make a clipping mask. Create a document the full size
Raid 5, 50, or 10 for 4K editing system
by David Hasser 3 years ago
Hello, I've been all over the internet looking for an answer to this question of what i should do. I recently purchased 8x 4TB WD Enterprise Drives (7200 rpm)(+1 spare), a Sans Digital enclosure with
Re: Raid 5, 50, or 10 for 4K editing system
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
Areca generally has good read write performance in RAID-6, I think you'll be happy with it. And it's easy to set up. My 2 cents. Good Luck! TC
Editing 4K Footage: Where's My Bottleneck? 2.8 4-Core Mac Pro 2010, or Sata II (3gb/s) RAID 0, 3x 2TB WD Black Drives??
by Mark Fenton 3 years ago
I'd love some input on where my bottleneck in my system. I can't live edit 4K GH4 footage, so I've been having to use proxies. I would love to upgrade my eSATA PCIe card to SATA III (6gb s) and upgrad
Re: Editing 4K Footage: Where\'s My Bottleneck? 2.8 4-Core Mac Pro 2010, or Sata II (3gb/s) RAID 0, 3x 2TB WD Black Drives??
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
HA! I didn't even notice the new sig line! Good for you David! You gotta do what you're called to and enjoy it! Best Wishes! TC
raid0 failure within a month- WD 6tb
by anand kamal 3 years ago
hi friends, following certain advice from this forum, A month ago, I set up raid0 using two WD 6TB red hard drives for data storage (film editing), connected through my asus z87pro motherboard. I did
Re: raid0 failure within a month- WD 6tb
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
Anand - sounds like you want to make sure that you won't have a similar problem even with RAID-1. It sounds like you have 3 x 2TB & 2 x 6TB & a system drive I would check to make sure you have good po
Photoshop: Showing description
by Ben Albright 4 years ago
In Photoshop CS5, I have it set to print at 25% size with the file description under it. The problem is I don't want to print. I want to just see it in front of me, and take a screenshot. I don't real
Re: Photoshop: Showing description
by Todd Perchert 4 years ago
I believe you only need the free Acrobat Reader, but I could be wrong.
Saving a pre comp transition?!
by Matt Miller 4 years ago
I have a project that I'm working on that has several text layers using a transition that I created to make it look like the text bleeds in and then evaporates. I've saved it as a pre comp to apply to
Re: Saving a pre comp transition?!
by Todd Perchert 4 years ago
Not completely sure I follow you... but you will need to duplicate your pre-comp each time or you will end up changing it in every instance it is used, as you've found out. Select your Pre-Comp in you
Repeating Squares Design
by Michael Mooney 4 years ago
I need to learn how to duplicate the repeating squares effect that is seen in this design. I am sure its simple but when I tried to find it on google every search I tired kept popping up with grids or
Re: Repeating Squares Design
by Todd Perchert 4 years ago
I think your best bet is to use Illustrator. It works much better for patterns. You can Google and find a tutorial easy enough. But, if you have to use PS, you can make a square shape, add stroke and
How do I get Infinite Duration???
by Basquoa Joah 4 years 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 4 years 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
Brushes appear slightly transparent and my colours paint over or on top of each other.
by Chris Davy 4 years 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 4 years 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
Dynamic Rotation Point without moving image?
by Brent Taylor 4 years 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 4 years 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
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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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
AE 6 vs AE 5.5 Chroma and Render
by Don Cobble 5 years 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 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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
Layer Overlay - Unable to choose colour?
by Dean Walsh 5 years 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 5 years ago
You have the overall Blending Options highlighted. Click on Color Overlay and you will see color selection. TC
Problem opening project from Windows
by Todd Perchert 5 years 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 5 years ago
After Effects CS5 and earlier can open a project saved by After Effects 6.0. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Kopriva, Ado
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New MacPro - 3 Video Cards to feed 8 monitors?
by Todd Perchert 6 years ago
I had originally posted in the Apple OS forum, because there is no Apple Hardware forum, but haven't gotten much response. I'm thinking this may be a better forum for this question... We are looking a
Re: New MacPro - 3 Video Cards to feed 8 monitors?
by Todd Perchert 6 years ago
Thanks Phil! We had looked at TripleHeadToGo and it looks great to split one image, which may be an option to go. Looks like the Datapath x4 does the same thing. Just requires the video to be prebuilt
New Mac Pros - multiple video cards (3)
by Todd Perchert 6 years 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
Decklink Quad storage question
by Todd Perchert 6 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 6 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
mov to mkv conversion for mac
by Aubrey Fields 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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.
Export Effects Rack Presets - CS5.5
by Todd Perchert 6 years ago
Is there any way to export an Audition Effects Rack Preset to be able to send to another computer Is this possible I searched for the names of previously saved presets on my Mac, and came up with noth
PC Boot drive Image or Back up?
by Brad Leigh 7 years ago
Hello I know this question might seem too simple but I need to ask it. I own 3 computers 2 PC's and one MAC. I have a PC XP laptop that I use at home to do animation and prep sessions for my larger PC
Re: PC Boot drive Image or Back up?
by Todd Perchert 7 years ago
XP You could get XXClone (free) and clone the drive. I've successfully used XXClone on several XP systems. There is an option for making your cloned drive bootable as well. For XP I find this easiest.
RAID is not a substitute for proper and regular backups (via Ricardo Reyes)
by Bob Zelin 7 years ago
This line has been recently quoted by another Creative Cow user, and there is no more accurate statement, than what Ricardo said .......... RAID is NOT a substitute for regular backups. So the next ti
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Re: RAID is not a substitute for proper and regular backups (via Ricardo Reyes)
by Christopher Targia 7 years ago
so then if you need a backup anyway, why even have a raid6 why not just have multiple raid0 arrays ================================================ MacPro Octo Core Intel Xenon 2.8Ghz 10GB DDR2 Ram FC
Cannot save in the folder I want
by Jimena Mora 7 years ago
Hello this is a very simple question but I cannot seem to solve it. Every time I use the Word for mac, and try to save the document I'm working on, the "save as" shows me a small list of possible fold
Re: Cannot save in the folder I want
by Todd Perchert 7 years ago
When you do a 'Save As', does a new window pop up Then to the right of the name there is an arrow. If you click that you should be able to navigate to wherever you need to go to save the file. TC
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