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Todd Perchert

BS in Information Technology emphasis on MIS.
Video Producer/Editor - over 25 years experience.
Experience editing on: Adobe - Final Cut Pro - Avid Media Composer - Newtek VideoToaster - Media100
Networking & PC Repair/Build - WinServer2003, Win10/Win7/XP
Mac & PC
Member Since:
January 27th 2003
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Splitting one video on to many projector screens
by Tim Peters 4 days ago
Hey guys, I have this weird question... Ive been working on a project, where i have to put one video on multiple projector screens. The screens surround a pool and have to play footage of the ocean. S
Re: Splitting one video on to many projector screens
by Todd Perchert 3 days ago
Take a look at Matrox Dual Triple Head2Go. https: www.matrox.com graphics en products gxm th2go digital TC
Premiere pro UI blurry in 4k monitor.
by Pedro Santos 6 days ago
Hello, guys! My premiere pro UI is blurry (kind of out of focus) when using a 4k monitor. I read somewhere that I should change the DPI settings in the properties. When I do that, the UI does not look
Re: Premiere pro UI blurry in 4k monitor.
by Todd Perchert 5 days ago
So you have the magnifier zoom level to 150% When you change that from 100% to 150%, is that when the text goes a little blurry Looking at your specs, everything should power that monitor just fine. B
Best export specs for display on big screens?
by Neil Orman 1 week ago
I had a question about the best (1080p) export specs for display on (auditorium) big screens at events. Most of my work is for online, and heavily compressed for that reason, and I've always used the
Re: Best export specs for display on big screens?
by Todd Perchert 1 week ago
The event location may have specs that work well for their system. I would do as Tero suggested and contact the event tech person to find out what would be the best specs for delivery. Some might be a
Dumb Question
by Kevin Camin 2 weeks ago
Does a sequence have an assigned video codec to it In the sequence setting I don't see anything. When I worked in Final Cut 7, I felt like it had a codec, so if you were to add footage that matched th
Re: Dumb Question
by Todd Perchert 2 weeks ago
Not sure why you want an uncompressed export. Do you realize the amount of disk space that eats up And most places won't accept that. https: toolstud.io video bitrate.php I would stick with ProRes thr
Imports makes video out of sync??
by Ishan Sardar 2 weeks ago
So this issue is making me go crazy...So record gameplay with shadowplay, the video is completely fine when I play it then when I import it to premiere pro it gets out of sync slowly, I mean its not o
Re: Imports makes video out of sync??
by Todd Perchert 2 weeks ago
Yep. That's what I suspected. Variable frame rates will cause you headaches in PPro. You are editing a variable frame rate in a constant frame rate sequence. Won't work well. That's why it was suggest
Export while working on another timeline
by Richard Martz 2 weeks ago
I used to work in FCP and moved Premiere several years ago. FCP used to have a feature that would allow you to export while you worked on another timeline. That feature was convenient but I did not us
Re: Export while working on another timeline
by Todd Perchert 2 weeks ago
You can also send multiple sequences, or instances of the same sequence, and do them in an AME batch render while you still work. TC
PAL format
by Olivier Prudhomme 3 weeks ago
I'd like some enlightenment: Here's what I think I understand Shooting NTSC 24ps would be shooting 25 PAL right Now, I understand that 29..97 is.... 25 PAL as well.... Does this mean that PAL material
Re: PAL format
by Todd Perchert 2 weeks ago
This article lays it out pretty simple as to how NTSC and PAL are still relevant in HD. May help you out. https: www.lifewire.com why-ntsc-and-pal-still-matter-1847856
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question about ambient light
by Nitai Lev-Oren 2 months ago
why ambient light doesn't have position parameter I have a problem moving it on 3d space.
Re: question about ambient light
by Todd Perchert 2 months ago
This might help you understand lighting better in AE. https: www.lifewire.com how-to-use-lights-after-effects-4117116
Missing Fonts and Effects With After Effects CC 2019
by Cameron Dozier 2 months ago
Upgraded and Adobe is telling me that I'm missing fonts and effects from a project, but the folks that made the project have installed all the same crap I have, they just made the AE project with the
Re: Missing Fonts and Effects With After Effects CC 2019
by Todd Perchert 2 months ago
How do you know that your computer, your Mac or PC - whatever you are on, has the same fonts as the person who created that project That doesn't sound like an Adobe problem.
Beginner problem - mask?
by Rob Manning 2 months ago
Hi, i'm a beginner but cant for the life of me work out how to solve this (probably easy) problem. I'm trying to move the white box that is next to the logo on this animation. However, I cant select i
Re: Beginner problem - mask?
by Todd Perchert 2 months ago
How do you know there is a white box I can't tell with all the white. And if you are talking about the text moving out from what looks like a white box, it may be the text is in a comp the height and
Terrablock and Mac OS High Sierra
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
Had to upgrade from Yosemite in order to upgrade Adobe CC. Ended up at High Sierra, since that's where several of our Apple stations are at. Discovered something that a coworker already had issues wit
Re: Terrablock and Mac OS High Sierra
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
Sorry, should have put that in my question. Server and client are both 7.1.0. I want to say it's a 10G fiber connected to MacPro (Late 2013). Network connection says Thunderbolt Ethernet. TC
Terrablock resize volumes fails
by Todd Perchert 5 months ago
Hi! I am attempting to reallocate space from a couple volumes to another. 500GB blocks. I keep getting a Failed to Resize error on any resize - whether removing or adding space. I do have some availab
Re: Terrablock resize volumes fails
by Todd Perchert 5 months ago
Definitely had something strange going on at the time. Decided to try again after a couple hours. Was able to resize up the volume I was attempting earlier, successfully. Just might have to restart th
Baby's first RAID array?
by Kasey Gay 8 months ago
Hey guys, Can I beg some advice from a novice perspective. I would like to waste an absolute bare minimum of your time. Shortest explanation: I invested in a high-end IMac last year, and was still cho
Re: Baby's first RAID array?
by Todd Perchert 6 months ago
Only downside I see to it is that it is software raid. The speeds they talk about on their site are raid-0 only. Granted, it's been a while since I've tried using software raid, but it could take a bi
project 3 separate videos synchronized
by Susie Su 6 months ago
For an art installation I need to set up a synchronized projection of 3 separate videos: hardware - 1 PC with Windows 7 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 with 4 simultaneous outputs - 3 projectors 1920 x 1080
Re: project 3 separate videos synchronized
by Todd Perchert 6 months ago
Chances are you won't be able to play that large of a file without some problems. You will need to render out to a fraction of the size and scale it up. mp4 is a good option - small file size, still l
ProRes 4444 alpha channel playback conundrum
by Chris Brooke 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
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
Brushes appear slightly transparent and my colours paint over or on top of each other.
by Chris Davy 5 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 5 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
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 5 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 5 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
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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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