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Scott Skaja

A veteran of 22 years in the industry, I got my start in television producing, shooting and editing over a three year period of time. It didn't take long to tire of schlepping the camera and tripod around in exchange for an Aeron chair and the dim li... [more]
Member Since:
December 2nd 2007
91 Posts
Location:
Minneapolis, MN USA
Scale Expression with Bounce Inertia
by Scott Skaja 3 years ago
I am ever learning at Expressions and am in need of help from people smarter than I. I want to scale an object and have it bounce to a stop. I found Dan Ebberts post on this topic from a few years ago
Large Format mp4
by Scott Skaja 4 years ago
I have a vertically oriented file that I've rendered from AE that is 1920x3840. My client is asking to compress the file to mp4. Does mp4 support high dimensions scott skaja tangletown post - edit ani
Re: Large Format mp4
by Scott Skaja 4 years ago
I took the original file into QuickTime Pro, and was able to export to an MP4, retaining the original dimensions. Am I missing something scott skaja tangletown post - edit animate design composite col
Large Dimension mp4
by Scott Skaja 4 years ago
I have a vertically oriented file that I've rendered from AE that is 1920x3840. My client is asking to compress the file to mp4. Does mp4 support high dimensions scott skaja tangletown post - edit ani
H.264 Large Non-Standard Dimensions
by Scott Skaja 5 years ago
I have designed animation files that the sizes are large and non-standard. For example, one of the files is 9024x80. My client needs the deliverable to be in H.264 codec. In Media Encoder, I have set
Re: H.264 Large Non-Standard Dimensions
by Ivan Myles 5 years ago
Max frame size is 4096x2303 for H.264 L5.1 5.2. How where is the video going to be played
Advice on Looks Plugin - Time Sensitive
by Scott Skaja 6 years ago
I'm working on site with a client on their system that runs FCP7. I'm just starting the rough cut stage of the project. My client does not want to take the project out of house for color correction, s
Re: Advice on Looks Plugin - Time Sensitive
by Scott Skaja 6 years ago
Joe, Thanks for your input. In regards to render time, I had the same experience with Tiffen DFX. On the project I used DFX on, I worked most of a day applying and tweaking DFX. When my client saw how
Scott Skaja 7 years ago
I am looking for an expression that when I duplicate a layer in a comp, it will automatically position the duplicated layer to the right of the previous layer. Any help would be appreciated.

CS6 - AE 11.0.2.11
Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5
MacPro
Randomize Layer Order
by Rhett Robinson 11 years ago
This is really more a request for a script, or at least a starting point. In my searches I saw that this topic has been raised several times, but never found a resolution. Here's the question: I end u
Re: Randomize Layer Order
by Scott Skaja 7 years ago
tried this but had an error in line 7. Any thoughts scott skaja tangletown post - edit animate design composite color correct tangletownpost.com
KLF3 Animation Presets
by Scott Skaja 7 years ago
Hi All, I need help in getting Knoll Light Factory (v3) AE Animation Presets to display in the Effects Control pulldown menu. I've gone to RG Support FAQ, did online chat, and eventually filed a ticke
Re: KLF3 Animation Presets
by Vishesh Arora 7 years ago
Scott If nothing works out, try to use Adobe Bridge to import presets. It may help a little. Vishesh Arora 3D and Motion Graphics Artist Films Rajendra Blog: http: digieffects.wordpress.com Demo Reel(
Equally Spread Layers
by Scott Skaja 7 years ago
Expression Newb Here... I have multiple layers that I want to animate out, much like a text layer animate tracking would do. Any expression for this Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.co
Re: Equally Spread Layers
by Scott Skaja 7 years ago
Just learning expressions, so go gentle on me. If you would, please tell me more about index values. Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.com
Marker Displays
by Scott Skaja 7 years ago
Newb here... is there a way to get the information that was entered in my timeline markers to display in the Program window, like (ahem) FCP7 does Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.com
Re: Marker Displays
by Scott Skaja 7 years ago
Ann Victor, Both suggestions most certainly helped. I very much like Adobe's approach in using markers, better than FCP7. Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.com
Green Flash Frames
by Scott Skaja 7 years ago
Hi All, I have 27 years post-production experience with various NLE systems, but am relatively new to Premiere Pro, so go easy on what could be a newb question. I am editing in CS6 pPro dynamically li
Re: Green Flash Frames
by Scott Skaja 7 years ago
More info... the media is being pushed over my client's network. As a test, I copied the MXF file structure to the desktop and Replaced Footage in AE, green flashes gone. Scott Skaja edit design anima
NIK Efex Pro in AE
by Scott Skaja 7 years ago
Has anyone found a way to use NIK's Efex Pro plugin in After Effects I read on their site they support Photoshop, just wondered if anyone has found a work-around. Scott Skaja edit design animation www
Re: NIK Efex Pro in AE
by Scott Skaja 7 years ago
anything you can do to utilize the video feature in Photoshop with NIK Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.com
PhotoJpeg footage in CS5 is all blue and magenta
by Corrado Carlevaro 9 years ago
Hi, I just updated to After Effects CS5 (10.0.1.19) and when I import stock footage (from VideoCopilot, DigitalJuice etc.) which is .mov and PhotoJpeg, this is displayed in blue and magenta colors. I
Re: PhotoJpeg footage in CS5 is all blue and magenta
by Scott Skaja 9 years ago
Thank you very much for the posting. I've been pulling out what little hair I have left since "upgrading" to AJA 8.0. Looking forward to the fix. Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.com
Tape Trouble. Check VTR.
by Scott Skaja 12 years ago
Anyone seen this one ... I am capturing several 2 hour long HDCAM tapes. At various locations on many of the tapes the capturing stops (deck keeps rolling) and an error window pops up stating: "Tape T
Re: Tape Trouble. Check VTR.
by Scott Skaja 9 years ago
Hey Eric, Unfortunately that was a few years and a few computers ago, so I no longer have the patch handy. Sorry. Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.com
Reel Names
by Scott Skaja 9 years ago
Hi Everyone, For the past 2 weeks I have been cutting a piece using low-rez stock footage comps with watermarks. The client has approved the piece and we need to order the footage, which comes from a
Re: Reel Names
by John Heagy 9 years ago
Export a CMX edl and run it through EDLhacker http: www.edlhacker.com . It will give you a reel summary at the bottom including total time per reel. John Heagy
Workspace Location Path
by Scott Skaja 9 years ago
Hi, I'm working on location for a client, for a long-term project, on their gear. On day 1, I set up my Workspace and saved it. On day 2, my Workspace has been deleted by the night shift. I set my wor
Log & Transfer 5D/E-1
by Scott Skaja 10 years ago
I am using Log & Transfer bringing in 5D clips using Canon's E-1 plugin for Final Cut Log & Transfer tool. I am using SanDisk Extreme CF 16GB cards and the SanDisk CF Card Reader connected via firewir
Re: Log & Transfer 5D/E-1
by Scott Skaja 10 years ago
Right you are on creating a DMG... which is probably why Canon makes it a point to point out the Disk Image feature in their E-1 plugin. I am using SanDisk's Extreme class of CF card, 16GB storage, 60
remove pulldown with phase changes throughout
by dan freshman 10 years ago
Hello, my understanding is that if pulldown has been added from film, then when it is edited after telecine, the pulldown phase will be changed throughout the clip. If I am trying to remove pulldown,
Re: remove pulldown with phase changes throughout
by Scott Skaja 10 years ago
I would say that the only way to remove mismatched pulldown through a dissolve is to deinterlace the footage, but that would decrease the overall image quality. If you take one of the spots and test o
'Below Black' for Blue-ray PIP delivery
by Jacek Kropinski 11 years ago
I need to get 'below black' from FCP for a blue-ray project PIP so that the bits in-between my film clips Luma Key out. All the current post are about avoiding below black but my delivery specs ask fo
Re: 'Below Black' for Blue-ray PIP delivery
by Scott Skaja 10 years ago
having similar issues, but no deck or machine room here. Would you be willing to share a Quicktime super-black clip with me Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.com
Log & Transfer Prefs Location
by Scott Skaja 10 years ago
Hello, Long boring story involving a strict firewall issue, but I need to transfer the Log and Transfer P2 AVC-Intra plugin from a MacBook to MacPro. Can anyone tell me where the P2 AVC-Intra plugin i
Re: Log & Transfer Prefs Location
by Scott Skaja 10 years ago
Russell, I will be back to my client's facility later today, I'll give it a try. This is a huge help, thank you very much. Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.com
LHe/MacPro Conflict
by Scott Skaja 11 years ago
I've installed an LHe card in slot 3 of my MacPro3,1 Quad-Core Intel. I then started having waking issues with my Mac Pro. After waking the computer, the mouse became hyper-sensitive. I would move the
Re: LHe/MacPro Conflict
by Scott Skaja 11 years ago
The conclusion I came away with from this thread and talking with other editors and technicians, is in System Preferences Energy Saver Sleep, set the "Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for
Droplet issue
by Scott Skaja 11 years ago
I created a Droplet in Compressor and saved it to the desktop. When I went to the desktop the icon reads as a text application, not a droplet. What am I doing wrong Scott Skaja edit design animation w
Re: Droplet issue
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
Does the droplet work If so then you probably need to repair your disk permissions, from the boot install DVD.__________________________________________________________________ Please post back saying
Keyboard Shortcuts
by Scott Skaja 12 years ago
I would like to map the left & right arrow keys to the previous and next frame (respectively) from the Animation Timeline. When I attempt to do this in the Keyboard Short editor, Photoshop tells me th
Re: Keyboard Shortcuts
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
Not EVERY key is remappable... some are reserved by system (example Cmd+Q) I believe Page Up and Down (like AE) are the defaults hereRichard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Photoshop for Video, Understandi
DV Anamorphic to Letterbox
by Scott Skaja 12 years ago
What Compressor setting would I use to convert a DV Anamorphic to Letterbox Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.com
Re: DV Anamorphic to Letterbox
by Scott Skaja 12 years ago
Never mind, Compressor newbie figured it out.Scott Skaja edit design animation www.scottskaja.com
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