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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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Albuquerque, NM
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Cheap RAID (yes, yes, I know)
by Alex Valente 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Video In Video Sync
by Mandy Taylor 2 years ago
I'm a newbie to Premiere Pro CS6 so bare with me. I do alot of side by side choreography video comparisons of dance cover groups performing the exact same dance next to the original artist. I know how
Re: Video In Video Sync
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
Usually if you have an issue the audio will drift out of sync from the video. You don't have that It could be just a little delay to your recording device. Looks like you are a ways away. Where is the
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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Why do I get black frames when I have exported a film with Nikon D5200?
by Lise Ă–sterlind 2 years ago
The source is 1920X1080 and the output is the same before I export the film. I do not see any black frames while editing. I am editing with Adobe Premiere 12.
Re: Why do I get black frames when I have exported a film with Nikon D5200?
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
Try this. In PPro, drag an imported clip from a bin to the lower right hand corner of the bin and drop it on the 'new item' icon. This will make a new sequence from the clip that matches the clip. The
Wavy video export in Premiere Pro
by Danielle Stewart 2 years ago
I've exported a video within Premiere Pro & certain areas of the video produce wavy lines or it comes out distorted. What could be the cause of this and how can this be fixed See below for an example.
Re: Wavy video export in Premiere Pro
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
When you send your project to Media Encoder to render, you can go into the video settings and select field order - Lower, Upper, or Progressive. You will want Progressive. Also, if only two clips are
Video freezes on playback in Premiere Pro CC 2014 with Mavericks/Black Magic
by Brett Erina 2 years ago
Hey guys, Having trouble with Premiere Pro CC 2014. I'm using a Mavericks OS with Blackmagic Desktop Video 10.1.1. My source footage has all been converted to 1920x1080, ProRes 422, 23.98 fps. When pl
Re: Video freezes on playback in Premiere Pro CC 2014 with Mavericks/Black Magic
by Todd Perchert 2 years ago
Do you have anything conforming when you try to play and it does that Look for a progress bar on the lower right corner of your sequence timeline. Also, I would go ahead and clean your media cache dat
Photoshop: Showing description
by Ben Albright 2 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 2 years ago
I believe you only need the free Acrobat Reader, but I could be wrong.
Saving a pre comp transition?!
by Matt Miller 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 to change pan of source audio clip?
by Chi-Ho Lee 2 years 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 2 years 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 Basquoa Joah 3 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 2 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
Old videos in Premiere Pro
by Jim Richardson 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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
MXF files Offline in Timeline
by John Reis 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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
Capture not finalizing HD file - corrupt file
by Todd Perchert 3 years 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
Re: Capture not finalizing HD file - corrupt file
by Charles Kinard 1 year ago
Has this issue been solved We are having the exact same problem with Premier CC 2015. Using Blackmagic Intensity Pro capture card.
Brushes appear slightly transparent and my colours paint over or on top of each other.
by Chris Davy 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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
Problem opening project from Windows
by Todd Perchert 3 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 3 years ago
After Effects CS5 and earlier can open a project saved by After Effects 6.0. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Kopriva, Ado
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Problem opening project from Windows
by Todd Perchert 3 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 Perchert 3 years ago
SWEET! I was able to get it opened in CS5 on Win7 at home! Good thing I've been lacking on the upgrades there! Thanks all! TC
New MacPro - 3 Video Cards to feed 8 monitors?
by Todd Perchert 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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Looking for camera recommendations
by Todd Perchert 6 years ago
Hi! I 'm currently looking at cameras for a new purchase and wondering what others thought. My company does broadcast commercials, about 35-50% green screen. So looking at the 4:2:2 variety cameras. I
Re: Looking for camera recommendations
by Todd Perchert 6 years ago
Now you got me thinking... In studio green screen I could use the SDI-HD out to the Matrox straight into the editor. The SDI out is a bonus in that regard. TC
What to do with multiple USB External HDDs?
by John Jones 6 years ago
I've got about 10 external small 2.5" sized USB HDDs that are around 80-100 GB each. Alone they are kind of useless to me but I was wondering if there is any way to combine a number of them into a lar
Re: What to do with multiple USB External HDDs?
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
your question makes me sick. People over the years have purchased EVERYTHING - film editing equipment, 1" VTR's, Quads, Sony D2 machines, Panasonic MII machines, CMX editing systems, early AVID's that
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Setting up a simple broadcast studio
by Peter Silverman 6 years ago
Hello, I'm a 10 year veteran of the film and video world but have no experience in live TV. I've been asked by a client to create an in-house studio with the ability to send out a live HD video feed t
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Re: Setting up a simple broadcast studio
by Todd Perchert 6 years ago
Or, much of the production studio is already wrapped up into a Newtek Tricaster. 2 choices for HD - http: www.newtek.com tricaster tricaster_tcxd300.php http: www.newtek.com tricaster tricaster_tcxd85
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File transfer - Cloud Storage
by Daniel Sepulveda 6 years ago
Hi, Our production company is recording a TV show in the US, but the postproduction is being made in Southamerica. Right now we are using Wuala service to upload de recorded material into a cloud stor
Re: File transfer - Cloud Storage
by Todd Perchert 6 years ago
You could set up an ftp server on site. It isn't too difficult to accomplish, and you can make it as secure as you need. We have a FileZilla ftp server set up for transfers. It is free and works on a
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