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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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G raid error
by Paul Argyropoulos 7 days 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 17 hours 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
Choosing a laptop for Graphics and Motion Graphics
by Raman Bains 3 weeks ago
Will need the laptop for these Apps 1)Photoshop, Illustration 2)After Effects & Element 3D-For Complex Works Sometimes 3)3dsmax and Cinema 4D(in future)-Not intense scene setups and but test rendering
Re: Choosing a laptop for Graphics and Motion Graphics
by Todd Perchert 2 weeks ago
1. I'd go with the i7, but that's me. 2. I'm sure the card will work, but I have not used it and it's not on the Adobe qualified cards list. 3. 2 GB of VRAM should be plenty for video on your PC, but
So what are you eating?
by Tim Wilson 1 month ago
Not necessarily right this minute, but in general. I was thinking about this to myself as I was eating some chard AND LIKING IT. I know that it's easy to bounce from one diet idea to another, but the
Re: So what are you eating?
by Todd Perchert 3 weeks ago
I feel that I should add... cookies. Cookies are my downfall. Right now we have a box of Samoas and a box of Tagalongs from the Girl Scouts that I really have to force myself to only eat one of each a
What fitness tracker and/or apps are you using?
by Andrew Kimery 1 month ago
Just wondering what fitness trackers and apps people are using. FitBit Jawbone iPhone Saving up for an Apple Watch Recommendations What are some things to keep in mind when shopping around
Re: What fitness tracker and/or apps are you using?
by Todd Perchert 3 weeks ago
I like Strava -strava.com. I run and bike and it's perfect for those activities! Segment times, elevation, speed, and times. Like most other social apps, you can follow others and give encouragement.
Choose the right Mac pro configuration for professional video editing.
by Daniele Peri 3 weeks ago
Hello to everyone. I work for a company that work in professional video editing business. Now we use a old Mac Pro and Avid Media Composer with Nitris. Curretly we work with sd and full hd movies, but
Re: Choose the right Mac pro configuration for professional video editing.
by Todd Perchert 3 weeks ago
Check with AVID first. Make sure that your Nitris card will work with that expansion unit. You don't want to get equipment only to find out it won't work with your existing hardware. As far as the RAI
Looking for a Quiet thunderbolt raid 6 (16 to 24tb)
by Richard Dee 4 weeks 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 weeks 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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Building a New Video Editing PC (may be a Hackintosh)
by Justin Christman 3 weeks ago
parts list - http: secure.newegg.com WishList PublicWishDetail.aspx WishListNumber=20114894 So this started out as a hobby and now it is becoming more of a side job making music videos for local bands
Re: Building a New Video Editing PC (may be a Hackintosh)
by Todd Perchert 3 weeks ago
So if you don't like the crashes you currently are experiencing, then why would you go with a Hackintosh system If you want Mac OS, then get a Mac. It will be much more stable. A PC will be stable. A
Anyone using the new "Desktop I7 CPU" used in a laptop like Origin PC is using?
by Jason Morton 1 month ago
Hi all I'm looking to get a new and editing rig for my business. I've always wanted a mobile solution but until recently there hasn't been any comparable solutions in laptops or all in 1 systems. Now
Re: Anyone using the new "Desktop I7 CPU" used in a laptop like Origin PC is using?
by Todd Perchert 1 month ago
I didnt see any mention of a model # before. I just picked the top 17". Figured that would have all the best. Must not.
Used UPS: bad idea?
by Chris Rash 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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
Need to alter aspect ratio of images in Photoshop but the crop tool does not do it??
by Peter Barker 2 months 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 months 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
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Raid 5, 50, or 10 for 4K editing system
by David Hasser 2 months 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 months 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
Get Me up to Speed!
by Blake Porter 2 months 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 2 months 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
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 2 months 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 3 months 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 months ago
HA! I didn't even notice the new sig line! Good for you David! You gotta do what you're called to and enjoy it! Best Wishes! TC
raid0 failure within a month- WD 6tb
by anand kamal 3 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 3 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
Why do I get black frames when I have exported a film with Nikon D5200?
by Lise Ă–sterlind 3 months 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 3 months 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 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
Video freezes on playback in Premiere Pro CC 2014 with Mavericks/Black Magic
by Brett Erina 3 months 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 3 months 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
can I make a disc image of XP and boot from it to do a reinstall
by Nelson May 4 months ago
I have an old XP machine that I am trying to restore. I want to erase the drive. I have the original XP CD and also have a stand-alone version. To wipe the machine can I boot from the disk and do a cl
Re: can I make a disc image of XP and boot from it to do a reinstall
by Todd Perchert 3 months ago
You shouldn't need a floppy. Only reason for floppy is for RAID controller drivers. But you should be able to set up a single disk for the OS. Make sure when you boot to the XP CD, to erase all your p
Photoshop: Showing description
by Ben Albright 4 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
Re: Photoshop: Showing description
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
I believe you only need the free Acrobat Reader, but I could be wrong.
Saving a pre comp transition?!
by Matt Miller 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 10 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
Re: How to change pan of source audio clip?
by Todd Perchert 10 months 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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
unsupported format or damaged file, but their there and they look fine?
by Neil Christian 10 months 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 10 months 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 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 11 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
Re: Yellow Render bar with Prores in Premiere CC
by Todd Perchert 11 months 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 11 months 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
Changing colors in Premiere CS6
by Greg Raposa 11 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.
Re: Changing colors in Premiere CS6
by Todd Perchert 11 months ago
You can double-click the color matte in your bin or on your timeline to change the color. TC
How to find time spent working on a project
by Chris Johnson Standley 11 months ago
I want to be able to find out how much time has been spent working on a project without resorting to time tracking software. I know windows can display time spent editing a document, but this only see
Re: How to find time spent working on a project
by Todd Perchert 11 months ago
If you don't want tracking software, there's always the standard spreadsheet, or good old writing on a notepad. Note date, start and end times for projects. Date Modified would be a difficult thing to
Brushes appear slightly transparent and my colours paint over or on top of each other.
by Chris Davy 11 months 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 11 months 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
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
Dynamic Rotation Point without moving image?
by Brent Taylor 1 year 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 12 months 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
Puting a sequence in sequence controling audio track location
by Don Cobble 1 year ago
I am try to put a seq in a seq but I cant control the audio track location If I double click the seq in the project folder to try to get it into the source monitor, to then be able to specify in the t
Re: Puting a sequence in sequence controling audio track location
by Todd Perchert 1 year ago
You can drag a sequence from a bin onto the preview window. That will allow you to treat it as a clip and then you can edit into another sequence. You just can't edit it into itself. :) Good Luck! 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 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
Re: keystroke to advance by a single frame?
by Todd Perchert 1 year 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
Alternative to BlackMagic Disk Speed Test for Windows
by Jean Bertin 1 year ago
Since this thread (10y ago), this software is still not available for Windows, isn't it Somebody knows an alternative Thanks. Jean
Re: Alternative to BlackMagic Disk Speed Test for Windows
by Todd Perchert 1 year ago
The Roadkil.net apps are actually quite good! I've used several of them.
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
Playhead moving more than one frame at a time
by Gardner Raymond 1 year ago
Hello, I'm not sure the best way to describe this in one sentence, which I why I think I'm having problems finding the answer. In short, when I try to move one frame at a time in my timeline (PPro 6)
Re: Playhead moving more than one frame at a time
by Todd Perchert 1 year ago
I'd check the frame rate of the screen record. QT records 15 fps. TC
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.
Re: one scene out of sync on export ?
by Todd Perchert 1 year ago
Sounds like that one scene may be a different frame rate. You may get some drift with that. May need to modify interpret that footage. TC
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
Layer Overlay - Unable to choose colour?
by Dean Walsh 1 year 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 1 year 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 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!
can't get my layer to turn on to be viewed
by Craig Johnson 1 year 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 1 year 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


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