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
Used UPS: bad idea? by Chris Rash 1 week 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 1 week 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
Wanting to move from apple but afraid by paolo mugnaini 2 weeks ago HI All, I run a department that uses Macpros from 2010 and 2008. It is time to replace them but given the latest apple products and challenges with Adobe CC I am seriously considering moving to PCs. T
Re: Wanting to move from apple but afraid by Todd Perchert 2 weeks ago Honestly, there's not much to be concerned about as far as OS. The software you want to run is the same from one to the other. There will be little things in WinOS that you will like from MacOS, but t
Raid 5, 50, or 10 for 4K editing system by David Hasser 4 weeks 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
Get Me up to Speed! by Blake Porter 4 weeks ago I'm a video editor, updating software and hardware. I'm switching to Premiere Pro CC To make the switch, does my current Mac Pro need to be updated Please give me some recommendations! I need a fast e
Re: Get Me up to Speed! by Todd Perchert 4 weeks ago It's a good machine! But you may want a different graphics card. Take a look at the Adobe qualified list: https: helpx.adobe.com premiere-pro system-requirements.html Compare it with the performance l
Building a New System with a $15K Budget by Lo Sukhram 4 weeks ago **i currently have a post on the Adobe Forums with the same question** The answers coming back to be have pointed me in the following direction: 1 - look at an x99 socket setup 2 - consider an i7-5960
Video In Video Sync by Mandy Taylor 2 months 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 1 month 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
raid0 failure within a month- WD 6tb by anand kamal 2 months 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 months 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
Upgrading my pc to edit 4k on Premiere CC by James Hood 2 months ago Hello I have had my current pc for 4 years and I am now looking to upgrade my current set up to edit my 4k footage. This is my current set up Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Intel Core i7 950 (4 x 3.06GHz
Wavy video export in Premiere Pro by Danielle Stewart 3 months 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 3 months 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
Photoshop: Showing description by Ben Albright 3 months 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
Saving a pre comp transition?! by Matt Miller 3 months 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 3 months 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 months 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 months 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
Which RAID is best for 4 disk array? by Shea A.J. Comfort 5 months ago Hello Everyone, I am currently looking at how to best set-up my Areca 8050 T2 8-Bay enclosure for my new Mac Pro (6-core) arriving in 1 week. This will be for my own personal home studio. At the momen
Re: Which RAID is best for 4 disk array? by Todd Perchert 5 months ago Bob is right. The best use of the enclosure would be a RAID-6 array. Edit your video audio from it. Backup to another source. If you have a catastrophic failure of controller and or backplane and cann
Bios Raid flexibility question by Peter Dexter 5 months ago Hi I have six Sata ports available on my desktop PC. This is a general question really and I do appreciate that things may differ depending on one's particular set up... I will be using one port (0) w
Re: Bios Raid flexibility question by Todd Perchert 5 months ago You can't set up your RAID without the drives. Once you have the drives, you have two options. 1. Use the Marvell controller to setup the RAID, or 2. Use the OS to setup the RAID. From my experience,
How to change pan of source audio clip? by Chi-Ho Lee 9 months ago So I can't seem to find the answer to this via the search or googling. Is there a way to change the pan of a source clip from the bin so it will carry this change with each subsequent edit I would ima
How do I get Infinite Duration??? by Basquoa Joah 9 months ago Hello there, I am new to After Effects. I was wondering, how can I get an infinite brush duration I don't see the option anywhere. I am trying to erase a picture and keep it erased for the whole durat
Re: How do I get Infinite Duration??? by Todd Perchert 9 months ago I would enjoy going to the Adobe forums now and again, except every time I sign in, my browser comes up with an error. Chrome says it's a redirect loop. Firefox says it redirects in a way that will ne
Old videos in Premiere Pro by Jim Richardson 9 months ago Hello, so I recently discovered a VHS tape from a long time ago that contained family videos that were professionally transferred from old actual film to this VHS tape. I copied the VHS tape to a DVD
Re: Old videos in Premiere Pro by Todd Perchert 9 months ago Myself, about the only thing would be to maybe add a sharpen filter, only about 15 - 25, just to help with some of the softness that occurred going to VHS. The color comes to preference. The old film
MXF files Offline in Timeline by John Reis 10 months ago ...But online when I click 'reveal in project'. If I double click on the MXF clips in the timeline they come up offline. Have a mix of MXF and 5D footage. Only MXF footage is offline, and its just a f
Re: MXF files Offline in Timeline by Todd Perchert 10 months ago In CS6 I've had P2 MXF media go offline when bouncing between PPro and AE linked comps. Not sure why it happened, but hasn't happened recently. I just closed PPro and opened it again and everything wo
Yellow Render bar with Prores in Premiere CC by Cody Brown 10 months ago My video previews settings are the same as my video files, prores 422 1080. When I pull a clip into the sequence it's giving me a yellow render bar and allowing me to render. What is it rendering to a
Changing colors in Premiere CS6 by Greg Raposa 10 months ago How do you make a color matte change colors I've tried the effects Change Color and Change to Color and they just haven't worked. I'm obviously doing something wrong. I'd like to keyframe the effect.
4K through Firewire 800? by Eric Klassen 11 months ago I'm editing 4K HD footage smoothly on the old Mac Pro system. We have a Raid drive with only Thunderbolt out. If I convert the Thunderbolt out to Firewire800, will I run into bottleneck issues (we bou
Re: 4K through Firewire 800? by Todd Perchert 11 months ago Not sure what compression you are using on the 4k. But the theoretical rate for Firewire800 is around 100MB s, but will most likely be less - realistically around 70 or so. Most likely you will find e
Choppy Exported Video in New Project by Sergio Menezes 11 months ago OK, I finished a 1-hour video project and had it exported in various formats: MPG2, AVI, MOV. When I open a new project file and place any of these exported videos into the sequence the playback in pr
Re: Choppy Exported Video in New Project by Todd Perchert 11 months ago Sergio Menezes "frame rates should all be consistent at 29.97" They should be, but are the frame rates the same from original media to your 1 hour sequence to final render I'm just trying to rule out
Backing up RAID0 by Neil Christian 11 months ago This is a rather simple question that seems to of gotten very complicated. I have just built my first editing PC and have a two disk 6TB RAID0 running of the motherboard. My OS and programs are on a S
Re: Backing up RAID0 by Todd Perchert 11 months ago I would probably get a different drive to backup to. Or get a different cache drive - an SSD might be a good option for that. But for backup, it would be best to be able to remove from your computer.
keystroke to advance by a single frame? by tad newberry 1 year 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
Pegasus Change RAID question by Richard Windsor 1 year ago I have a Pegasus2 R4 and I set it up with my Macbook before I got my Mac Pro. I just plugged it into my Mac Pro when it arrived and it was setup as RAID 10. I want to change it to RAID 0. I already pu
Re: Pegasus Change RAID question by Todd Perchert 1 year ago No. It doesn't quite work that way. You will have to move the data off the drive before formatting a new RAID volume. Or you will lose all the data. If you are concerned about losing data, RAID-0 may
AE 6 vs AE 5.5 Chroma and Render by Don Cobble 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
one scene out of sync on export ? by jeanne hilary 1 year ago I've made a 2 minute movie and one scene, only one, no different from the others, which is in sync in the editor, is not in sync on export. I've exported a few different ways; the result is the same.
Question About Dynamic Link by James Russo 1 year ago Can you tell me the easiest way to make new, alternate versions of projects I've edited in Premiere and AE and preserve the ability to keep the NEW alternate versions linked to each other and not the
Re: Question About Dynamic Link by Todd Perchert 1 year ago I think the easiest way to achieve that is to duplicate your comp in AE and make your changes, import that Comp using Dynamic Link into PPro, duplicate your PPro sequence, and drop in the new Dynamic
Dynamic link Issue by Patrick Morrow 1 year 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 1 year 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!