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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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Swap out all drives in Promise Pegasus2 R8?
by Jay Thomas 1 week ago
Hi, I have a Pegasus2 R8 with 3Tb drives reaching full capacity. I have a clone of this drive. Is there any hiccup to the process of replacing all 8 existing drives (power off, disconnected) with 8 la
Re: Swap out all drives in Promise Pegasus2 R8?
by Todd Perchert 2 days ago
It's been a while since I touched a Pegasus, but as long as the drives are on the compatibility sheet, you should be good. You will most likely have to go into the software and set the drives up as RA
Premiere Pro 2019 Learning Courses
by Gary Bartuba 3 days ago
I just subscribed to Premiere Pro 2019 on my PC. Although I took an in-classroom course for FCP X about 4 years ago, I didn't use it much and became more interested in Premiere having attended a Meetu
Re: Premiere Pro 2019 Learning Courses
by Todd Perchert 2 days ago
And there's VideoRevealed YouTube channel. https: www.youtube.com channel UCfzAdXeniYhIGlFndHYPiYg
Where is maximum bitrate?
by Pedro Santos 2 weeks ago
Hello, guys! I upgraded my PC so I had to reinstall windows, thus having to reinstall my adobe softwares. Before this, I already had the latest version of premiere installed. Now, when I am rendering
Re: Where is maximum bitrate?
by Todd Perchert 1 week ago
In the AME queue , if you select H264 on the format dropdown, then select say "Match Source - High Bitrate", you only get the Target bit rate showing up If you change to VBR 2-pass, does it do the sam
Export settings in Premiere Pro.
by sandra ciampone 1 week ago
Hello everyone. I have a 120 minute time line to export in Premeire Pro. What are the best export settings to keep the final film size under a Gb but also keep the video in good quality If I use h264
Re: Export settings in Premiere Pro.
by Todd Perchert 1 week ago
Any specific reason you need under 1GB That is really small for 120 minutes. What image size do you need to maintain If it is a 1080 project, can you drop it down to 720 Also, does the audio matter If
Horrifically Slow Premier CC 2019
by Sean Davison 2 weeks ago
Trying to Online a 50 minute 4k show using Premier but every key stroke or menu click involved a spinning beach ball for around 8 seconds. Running on a MacBook Pro 2018 with a G-speed 8tb Thunderbolt
Re: Horrifically Slow Premier CC 2019
by Todd Perchert 1 week ago
So they are XAVC in a MXF I'm just trying to figure out the video codec. h.264 is really processor intensive - especially at 4k. I don't use XAVC or an F7 - but I think that it uses a form of h.264, y
PrPro hangs when opening a saved project
by Tim Taylor 3 weeks ago
1st, I got a panic-restart when exporting my timeline (as encoder was opening the PP project). Then after a full shut down & start up, PrPro hangs up while opening the project I was just working on. N
Re: PrPro hangs when opening a saved project
by Todd Perchert 3 weeks ago
What John said. If you lose a bunch of work, you can try creating a new project and import your main sequence from the old project into the new project. Let us know what what works and what you come u
How to avoid images being cropped in subsequences or nests?
by Eszter Molnár 3 weeks ago
Hey there! I tried searching for a solution but I couldn't find a good one, so I'm getting real desperate and need to ask the question. I'm not a pro in premiere pro, so maybe I just missed something
Re: How to avoid images being cropped in subsequences or nests?
by Todd Perchert 3 weeks ago
I would probably port this over to AE rather than try and make PPro do something it's not quite suited for. TC
A few new MacPro fall 2019 questions
by steve Zavo 1 month ago
Can anyone answer these please regarding MacPro fall 2019: Maybe I want to stick with my beautiful NEC monitors. Will those connectors remain the same (DVI-D) Will there be a way to connect my eSATA d
Re: A few new MacPro fall 2019 questions
by Todd Perchert 1 month ago
I would just go with the 1.5TB RAM. Excess is what's needed here. LOL! I just wonder what they charge for 1.5TB of RAM loaded into it...
is it safe to upgrade to Mojave?
by Tom Adams 2 months ago
Just thought I would check here to see if people are happy with Mojave and whether or not it is compatible with the most recent version of Adobe premiere CC. I've heard of some incompatibility but won
Re: is it safe to upgrade to Mojave?
by Todd Perchert 1 month ago
I've been running Mojave for a while now on my Late 2013 Mac Pro - I'm on v10.14.5 now. I am one update behind on PPro, but that's because I've had a lot going on recently. Otherwise I'd have been the
Timeline display options: can't control one of 'em
by Peter Mc Lennan 3 months ago
I need instruction on how to control the timeline display. I have a ton of empty space in the timeline window above the video tracks and I'm having to scroll around to see all my audio tracks below. P
Re: Timeline display options: can't control one of 'em
by Ann Bens 3 months ago
Grab the divider between V1 and A1 and pull it up. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS2 CS6 CC Adobe Community Professional
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Premiere and Audition integration (2019 versions)
by mark thompson 4 months ago
One of the features I like about Premiere is "Edit Clip in Adobe Audition". What happens is it does a "Render and Replace" for all the audio tracks and then launches an instance of Audition. On mac it
Re: Premiere and Audition integration (2019 versions)
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
mark thompson "I didn't know it could do that." You are welcome. Just right click the sequence in the project window and select "Edit in Adobe Audition Sequence" to get you there. I would make a copy
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Editing Tele Show/Need recommendations for iMac/Harddrive
by Jake Reeves 6 months ago
I am going to be editing a television show in Premiere. Its a simple, 13 episode show. Nothing too fancy. Really don't expect sfx or anything like that. Two, maybe three cameras. Most everything will
Re: Editing Tele Show/Need recommendations for iMac/Harddrive
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
You'll be fine with a top-spec 5K iMac (SSD internal, 32GB-64GB RAM, top GPU) and a TB3 Promise Pegasus RAID. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Todd Perchert liked this 6 months ago
How to draw straight lines with brush tool - besides holding shift ??
by Martin Kruul 6 months ago
Is there any way to draw straight lines with the brush tool I know that I can accomplish this by holding Shift -- but it only allows me to draw perfectly vertical or horizontal lines. Is there any way
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Re: How to draw straight lines with brush tool - besides holding shift ??
by Todd Perchert 6 months ago
Hmm... holding Shift with the Brush tool is exactly how I do it. Lines in any direction. TC
Handbreak compression
by Nitai Lev-Oren 7 months ago
Handbreak compression is better than premiere or media encoder I'm really asking because I saw amazing results with this app
Re: Handbreak compression
by Todd Perchert 7 months ago
I use Handbrake for all of my movies at home. And am amazed at the quality. I find 4mbps stream to look better from Handbrake than a 10mbps stream from AME. I've been considering using Handbrake more
How do I embed one sequence inside another now?
by Mike Boas 8 months ago
Well that's new. In Adobe Premiere CC2019, I went to drop one sequence into another to make an assembly of scenes, but instead of nesting, it just COPIED ALL THE CLIPS into the new sequence. Not what
Re: How do I embed one sequence inside another now?
by jerry wise 8 months ago
you might have to click on the little icon in the upper left of the timeline that looks like layers with a strike line thru it. if left unchecked you just get all the layers instead of the nest.
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Keylight out of memory
by Jacob Roth 8 months ago
Hi everyone. I've got a real problem. I'm keying green screen footage and keep getting the keylight out of memory error message. I've looked around the googles and everybody suggests transcoding my fo
Re: Keylight out of memory
by Todd Perchert 8 months ago
I've on occasion got random memory issues. But I can't recall what I did.... ha! Usually quitting AE and opening it again takes care of those for me. What is your original footage TC
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Video imported to AE is sped up and distorted
by Eojin Kim 8 months ago
Hey guys, sorry for making another post so quickly, but I have a big problem. So, I have a 12-second video clip that I imported into a project. However, the video clip is sped up around 5 times and di
Re: Video imported to AE is sped up and distorted
by Todd Perchert 8 months ago
Get yourself Handbrake and render it out to a different mp4 file stripping out any alpha channel. I didn't think mp4 even supported alpha channels, which is probably why there is a problem. You can ju
Splitting one video on to many projector screens
by Tim Peters 8 months 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 8 months ago
Take a look at Matrox Dual Triple Head2Go. https: www.matrox.com graphics en products gxm th2go digital TC
question about ambient light
by Nitai Lev-Oren 11 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
Long video in HD but low quality output, need a hand
by Bur Ci 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Photoshop: Showing description
by Ben Albright 5 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 5 years ago
I believe you only need the free Acrobat Reader, but I could be wrong.
Repeating Squares Design
by Michael Mooney 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
Problem opening project from Windows
by Todd Perchert 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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
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