Creative COWSIGN IN :: ADVERTISING :: ABOUT US :: CONTACT US :: FAQ
Creative COW's LinkedIn GroupCreative COW's Facebook PageCreative COW on TwitterCreative COW's Google+ PageCreative COW on YouTube
Walter Soyka:ActivityAboutLikedPopularFilesTutorials & ArticlesVideosImages
Walter Soyka

COW Leader
I specialize in design and technology for motion graphics, widescreen/multi-screen display, and high-impact presentations.

My studio, Keen Live, is built around the idea that design and engineering go hand-in-hand. We are proud to help our clients... [more]
Member Since:
March 29th 2008
9771 Posts
100 posts500 posts1000 posts5000 posts
Location:
New York
Friends:

Aindreas Gallagher

Alan Okey

Allen joaquin

Andrea Di Berardino

Andrew Richards

Andy Mees

bart stevens

Bob Zelin

Brian Charles

Brooks Tomlinson

Charles Leisenring

Chris Harlan

Chris Wright

Cody Walters

Cory Petkovsek

Craig Seeman

Craig Wall

Darby Edelen

Dave Johnson

Dave LaRonde

David Battistella

David Johnson

David Lawrence

David Mathis

David Roth Weiss

Dennis Radeke

Franz Bieberkopf

Gerardo Flores

Howie Young

Ike Hanson

Jeremy Garchow

jim bachalo

Joey Foreman

John Lijo

Joseph W. Bourke

Marshall Colley

Michael Sisko

Michael Szalapski

niccolo ungaro

Oliver Peters

Oscar Rosales Zarur

Pat Ford

Paul Roper

Pavlos Etostone

Rafael Amador

Ryan Holmes

Sandeep Sajeev

Scott Sheriff

Sebastian Rivera

Shane Ross

Shawn Miller

Sohrab Sandhu

Todd Kopriva

Tom Sefton

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu

Vishesh Arora

William Chilcoat
Slider Control Value
by Tiago Cav 1 day ago
There any way to limit (edit) the "Value Range" of the Slider Control, impeding from getting negative value, with minimum 0 and maximum 100 positive Thanks.
Re: Slider Control Value
by Walter Soyka 8 hours ago
Sure, you can adapt the expression I showed above right on the slider itself: linear(value,0,100,0,100); Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Pre
+1
Losing Resolution on Collapse Transformation?
by Brent Taylor 1 day ago
Had a question on the Collapse Transformation function. Short version: I'm losing resolution when I use it. Details: I've got some .AI files moving in 3D space with the Continuous Rasterize function o
Re: Losing Resolution on Collapse Transformation?
by Walter Soyka 15 hours ago
Brent Taylor "The point is that when I have the sun icon off, it takes a set of 3D layers and smashes them into a single 2D thing in 3D space. I like that, but if I scale it up I lose resolution. I'm
What is the select layer shortcut key once on the timeline
by jessica ma 16 hours ago
Sorry about these little questions - I looked but couldnt find any info.
Re: What is the select layer shortcut key once on the timeline
by Walter Soyka 15 hours ago
Here's the list of shortcuts: https: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using keyboard-shortcuts-reference.html I'm not sure what specifically you mean by "select layer shortcut key." You can type a layer
change shortcut keys in After Effects
by jessica ma 17 hours ago
Would have thought there are more info on this but viewed different places - some say u need to go to keyedUp script - which was no where to be found. Then some say go to preference general then instr
Re: change shortcut keys in After Effects
by Walter Soyka 15 hours ago
The backslash key toggles focus between the timeline and the comp viewer. To change the shortcuts, there's a text file you can edit. Go to Preferences General and click the Reveal Preferences in Explo
What should I improve?
by Franco Boragno 2 days ago
Hello everyone. I've been using AE for a while (about 2 years), and as time passes my skills keep growing. The thing is that I'm making a huge project (a kinetic typography, I love them) and my pc loo
Re: What should I improve?
by Walter Soyka 1 day ago
Franco Boragno "I have 2 slots for RAM, 1 has a 1333 8gb RAM and I'm buying a 1600 8gb RAM for the other one, seems like 1600 RAM is compatible with 1333." Could you do 2 x 16 GB instead, for a total
After Effects CC 2014 rendering random black frames
by Keith Dennis 2 days ago
I've been using After Effects CC2014 for over a year without incident. About five weeks go, I started getting random black frames in my renders. It's not the whole frame that goes black. My project is
Re: After Effects CC 2014 rendering random black frames
by Walter Soyka 1 day ago
Keith Dennis "Every time this error happens, the frame has been black. One time (out of the dozens) it was a random frame from earlier in the video." Does it still happen if you transcode that movie
The Foundry on the block: And the winner is...
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
... HgCapital. More importantly, not Adobe. https: www.thefoundry.co.uk about-us news-awards the-foundry-announces-new-investment-from-hgcapital Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link
+1
David Lawrence liked this 1 week ago
Re: The Foundry on the block: And the winner is...
by Walter Soyka 7 days ago
Oliver Peters "So does this mean a third VC company that will eventually jack the sale price even higher " They're private equity, but yes, presumably they believe that they can help The Foundry be w
Are NLEs like bicycles?
by Andrew Kimery 1 week ago
This one is for you, Bill. Step 1. Watch this 8 minute video about learning how to ride bike where the handlebar movement has been reversed (left turns you right, right turns you left). http: dailylik
+3
Dan Stewart liked this 1 week ago
Re: Are NLEs like bicycles?
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
Andrew Kimery "Are we not all familiar with Betteridge's law of headlines " No! (Ha.) Of course NLEs are not like bicycles. They're like cars. Or hammers. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Kee
+3
The Heading for this forum Needs to change...
by Dean Neal 2 weeks ago
Sometimes I think this forum should be recalled "FCPX - The Opportunity for Adobe to Exploit"... Surely its time to simply just call it - Apple FCPX Or can we counter-create: Premiere Pro - FCP7 re-ba
+4
Duncan Craig liked this 5 days ago
Re: The Heading for this forum Needs to change...
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
There are still a lot of us keyframeosauruses out there! Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @keenlive twitt
+2
BBC adopts FCP X for news editing
by Ronny Courtens 9 months ago
From the fcp.co home page: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1487-the-bbc-adopts-final-cut-pro-x-for-news-gathering - Ronny
Re: BBC adopts FCP X for news editing!!!!!
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
Nicely said, Andrew. While many here just want Adobe to sell versions of the same software they're offering subscriptions for, I see CC -- development, marketing, sales -- as one big ball of yarn; pul
Different rates for different clients?
by Jason Jenkins 3 weeks ago
For those of you that produce work for agencies, do you have a reduced rate for them since you are basically working for a middle-man who will mark it up for the end client Or, do you charge the same
Re: Different rates for different clients?
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
Jason Jenkins "For those of you that produce work for agencies, do you have a reduced rate for them since you are basically working for a middle-man who will mark it up for the end client Or, do you
+1
Adobe bids for The Foundry
by Santiago Martí 1 month ago
http: www.telegraph.co.uk finance newsbysector banksandfinance privateequity 11562472 Adobe-eyes-200m-bid-for-British-visual-effects-firm-The-Foundry.html Well, that's it. Santiago Mart www.robotrojo.
Re: Adobe bids for The Foundry
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
Simon Billington "Personally i think they would be fools for doing so." Largely agreed. The interesting part about NUKE isn't some technology within it; it's the whole package. Not sure I'd say the s
File: Synchronizing Animation to Audio Using After Effects (CS6)
by Walter Soyka 3 weeks ago
aep file CS6 version of old AE5.5 project file from Dan Ebberts's article here: https: library.creativecow.net articles ebberts_dan audio_sync.php http: f1.creativecow.net 8817 synchronizing-animation
1024*768
by prathyush kumar 1 month ago
Hi Everyone, I am doing a small title small animation for my client, it is to playback on their monitor placed in conference hall. So first i made my animation on 1920*1080 assuming that it is a LCD T
Re: 1024*768
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
It looks like you are delivering to multiple screens: image Is this the case Can you provide a photo that shows the entire area where your work is playing Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen
The Mother of All NLE Demos
by David Lawrence 4 weeks ago
Greetings All, It's Throwback Thursday and I have a special treat. A few years ago in my introductory post, I shared a link to the functional spec I co-authored with colleagues at Lucasfilm in 1987. T
+8
Walter Soyka liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: The Mother of All NLE Demos
by Trevor Asquerthian 2 weeks ago
Avid can have track bases (RTAS) effects. I use the same workflow all the time. Typically tracks 1-4 for DX then Fx then Mx etc I like the idea of FCPX trackless, audio comes along for the ride kind o
Linked Compositions with Incremented After Effects Project names
by Dustin Bowser 4 weeks ago
I'm running into an issue with a project I'm currently working on where I have many linked compositions in an edit that are connected with an After Effects project, and in standard practice I've been
Re: Linked Compositions with Incremented After Effects Project names
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
After Effects Preferences General "Dynamic Link with After Effects Uses Project File Name with Highest Number" Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Event
+1
Premiere Speed % vs. After Effects Time Stretch Factor
by Marc Nibor 1 month ago
Ok, let's say I have a clip in Premiere and I adjusted it's Speed to 124%. How do I find out what Stretch Factor setting I must use in AE to get exactly the same increase in speed The workaround I've
Re: Premiere Speed % vs. After Effects Time Stretch Factor
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Marc Nibor "How do I need to change the calculation if I do it the other way Transfer from AE to PP It's probably superobvious, but math was always a weak point of mine. TIA ; )" Same exact relations
+2
How to export truly lossless video?
by Kieran Vyas 1 month ago
I've read lots of debates about achieving this (animation TIFF sequence prores etc.) but no definitive answer. How can I export truly lossless video from Premiere Pro CC I am using a Mac computer.
Re: How to export truly lossless video?
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Kieran Vyas "I've read lots of debates about achieving this (animation TIFF sequence prores etc.) but no definitive answer. How can I export truly lossless video from Premiere Pro CC I am using a Mac
FCPX to quantel and back??
by David Hudson 1 month ago
Heu all, How are people getting a FCPX cut to a Quantel system (in this case Pablo) for color correction and then back to FCPX for final conform
Re: FCPX to quantel and back??
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
David Hudson "How are people getting a FCPX cut to a Quantel system (in this case Pablo) for color correction and then back to FCPX for final conform " It seems the big finishing systems are a little
Fusion 8 NAB
by Chris Pettit 1 month ago
A follow up to Riccardo's post. Just back from NAB. I didn't have time to look at Resolve improvements and being that I'm not an editor, wont comment at this point in that regard. However, quick addit
+3
David Lawrence liked this 1 month ago
Re: Fusion 8 NAB
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Ah, I understand. Yes, I do have faith that Adobe is headed in a good direction for my business. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentatio
It is patently obvious...
by Charlie Austin 1 month ago
That nobody or at least no professional in their right mind would ever use 3D text for their titles. . It is so old fashioned. ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Bab
+1
Marcus Samuel-Gaskin liked this 1 month ago
Re: It is patently obvious...
by Jeremy Garchow 1 month ago
I'm glad you took the time to do this Charlie, as trailers were the first thing that came to mind when everyone was bashing 3D text, and I think X does well in trailers promos right now. Is this an ex
+4
Walter Soyka liked this 1 month ago
Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by David Berez 1 month ago
Long time reader, a very rare poster. First off, thanks to the Cow Community. Without a doubt the most impactful change in my 30 plus years of editing is the online communities. Its not hard to rememb
+1
David Lawrence liked this 1 month ago
Re: Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by Jeremy Garchow 1 month ago
Oliver Peters "I do agree that Apple's changing of the terminology was a poor move. Trying to use their language in discussions and training around X and editing are very confusing to old and new use
+1
Walter Soyka liked this 1 month ago
The pre-nab editor's lounge panel on the state of editing.
by Aindreas Gallagher 1 month ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1641-the-2015-prenab-editors-lounge-panel for whatever reason, (surely some mistake) they consider FCPX a dead man walking, and across the panel, they state and
Re: The pre-nab editor's lounge panel on the state of editing.
by Mark Raudonis 1 month ago
Aindreas, I can't speak for my colleagues on the panel that night, but I believe that there will NOT be ONE NLE to rule them all. Rather, I see a segmented market future with MANY different NLE's tune
+6
Walter Soyka liked this 1 month ago
The Motion 5 update - do you feel excited?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Is it just me or does anyone feel that Motion is now simply the helper app for FCP X I'm not sure I see anything in the latest release (and this has been true for a good long time now) that indicates
Re: The Motion 5 update - do you feel excited?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Walter Soyka "What kinds of new functionality would you like to see to advance Motion toward that goal " Very hard to draw up a list, although the really obvious place to start looking for that list
+1
Walter Soyka liked this 1 month ago
Any Adobe Reps? Stuck in Customer Service...
by David Miller 2 months ago
To any Adobe reps who may be reading this forum: So I decided to go ahead and order the desktop version of the new Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. It was set up to be an upgrade from my current Adobe Acrobat X
Re: Any Adobe Reps? Stuck in Customer Service...
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Dave LaRonde "Ever see a Creative Cloud commercial in such a popular program Ever see a Creative Cloud commercial on TV AT ALL " Actually, yes! I saw a Photoshop ad on TV last week and practically di
One of a thousand posts with some 10.2 info....
by Charlie Austin 1 month ago
It's quite nice... http: fcpxpert.net 2015 04 13 fcp-x-10-2-first-look ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools.
+2
Andy Field liked this 1 month ago
Re: One of a thousand posts with some 10.2 info....
by Charlie Austin 1 month ago
Walter Soyka " I bet nearly everyone on this forum would have gladly diverted the development time that went into 3D titles toward a roles mixer or send to Motion." It seems like every "missing" feat
+1
Walter Soyka liked this 1 month ago
Sharpening effect?
by Daniel Burrell 1 month ago
I have a project that I'm working on with about 6 or 7 interviews. One of those interviews is just a touch soft, and obviously it's the most important one, as it usually happens. If it was just the on
Re: Sharpening effect?
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
You can either use Filter or Matchbox. Smoke ships with three sharpening presets in Filter and a Sharpen shader for Matchbox. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, W
SMK Subscription ? why bother?
by Yoav Dagan 1 month ago
Hi, i have a smoke on mac from 2010 - paid about $15,000 for it than and kept on paying the subscription every year.. This Year, I was trying to understand what do I get for my subscription but it see
Re: SMK Subscription ? why bother?
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Philippe mentioned on the logik group that Smoke is no longer being released in sync with Flame, and that an official announcement about Smoke 2016 would be made in due time. Personally, I'm looking f
I liked the color panel as it was, rather than an effect (pre 10.2)
by Tangier Clarke 1 month ago
Just wondering if anyone misses the color panel without it as an effect; just at the ready. I found myself in Looking at the Lumetri Color Board in the new Premiere Pro CC (interesting how these Premi
Re: I liked the color panel as it was, rather than an effect (pre 10.2)
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Just hit Cmd+6. one big advantage of making the color corrector an effect is that you can now change the render order. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescre
Will the new Premiere Pro CC 2015 be able to open CC 2014.x projects?
by Yair Bartal 2 months ago
If anyone knows...
Re: Will the new Premiere Pro CC 2015 be able to open CC 2014.x projects?
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Yair Bartal "This in fact implies that one should finish all projects before upgrading, or at least keep the old version until they're finished" Major releases install alongside older releases, so yo
Looks like it's time...
by David Miller 2 months ago
Having fought the good fight for some time, I have now decided to throw in the towel and join the Creative Cloud. Aindreas made the right decision when he joined back last year or thereabouts....it wa
Re: Looks like it's time...
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
David Mathis "Looking for pre-comps that are like groups in Motion. Not a very big deal, but pre-comps can be a bit of a minor pain to work with." This feature request is called "uber-twirl" in the A
Best Workflow for Sharing Timelines with Premiere Pro CC
by Elizabeth Theis 3 months ago
Hi folks, I'm an assistant editor who has recently migrated from FCP to Premiere. I am working for an editor, and we will soon have two drives cloned for us each to work on. We are wondering what the
Re: Best Workflow for Sharing Timelines with Premiere Pro CC
by Mike Jackson 3 months ago
I just finished up a feature and we did a lot of this, with the director and assistant editor both handing me bins and sequences that I would import. You can use the Media Browser to dig into other pr
+2
Walter Soyka liked this 2 months ago
clipwrap alternative for windows?
by Yair Bartal 2 months ago
Looking for alternative for clipwrap that works on windows for rewraping AVCHD files. I've found only transcoding software. I'd appreciate any info.
Re: clipwrap alternative for windows?
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Alex Udell "QT under windows is still essentially a 32 bit pathway. So it's not the fastest available." This is true. Alex Udell "PPro looks at the extension of the file to determine the technology p
FCPX Database to get even better
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Apple are clearly looking to strengthen the database in FCPX! http: www.macrumors.com 2015 03 24 apple-acquires-foundationdb Seriously though, come on Apple time for another update
Re: FCPX Database to get even better
by Jeremy Garchow 2 months ago
'....it could achieve 54 billion writes per hour at a cost-per-write of 3 nanodollars. " And that, my friends, is editing a nutshell.
+4
Walter Soyka liked this 2 months ago
Film Editing workflow?
by Natalie Burney 2 months ago
Hello everybody, I'm currently undertaking a research project into Film Editing. I'm specifically researching into how technological changes has effected Film Editing over the years, and how these hav
Re: Film Editing workflow?
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Natalie Burney "I'm currently undertaking a research project into Film Editing. I'm specifically researching into how technological changes has effected Film Editing over the years, and how these hav
Focus - Light Iron videos
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Posted here: http: postperspective.com final-cut-pro-x-resurrected-focus-advanced-workflow-final-cut-pro-x - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Focus - Light Iron videos
by Herb Sevush 2 months ago
Walter Soyka " I've thought the paradox in auteur theory is the idea that one person (specifically the director and specifically not the writer), can have distinct intellectual ownership of and respo
+1
Walter Soyka liked this 2 months ago
OT: Whaddya wanna see at (or hear about from) NAB?
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
I'll assume that nobody is looking for tracks from FCPX. LOL Otherwise, what's on your radar as worth paying attention to That you're curious about
Re: OT: Whaddya wanna see at (or hear about from) NAB?
by David Cherniack 2 months ago
An end to brand fetishism. Is that asking too much OK, world peace then. Anything really new and original that moves its field a quantum jump forward. David http: AllinOneFilms.com
+2
Walter Soyka liked this 2 months ago
NAS (Synology) fast enough for FCPX?
by shawn convey 2 months ago
I think I already know the answer to this question (No) But I thought I would ask to see if anyone had any real world experience I am editing my feature length doc and I have maxed out my DROBO 5D (I
Re: NAS (Synology) fast enough for FCPX?
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
I'd suggest posting this in the NAS forum: https: forums.creativecow.net networkattachedstorage In fact, just reading through that forum will teach you a lot about throughput, latency, link aggregatio
Is there any hope for premiere on new mac pro?
by ross daly 2 months ago
I just went through a hell of a weekend and it was entirely due to poor performance on a 1 week old mac pro. initial setup: 2014 mac pro 64 G ram 12 core dual D700 t bolt apple cinema displays thunder
Re: Is there any hope for premiere on new mac pro?
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
ross daly "And regarding apple's gpu drivers - it's weird that I don't get these glitches in anything else, AE, fcp7, nuke studio." Ae and FCP7 are not GPU-driven, so you wouldn't see any impact ther
"Rendering Required Files" makes editing impossible
by Rudy Sainker 2 months ago
SO I'm working on this video, and I have about 75 minutes of footage. I keep chopping out the lulls and what not, and I noticed I was having some serious color consistency issues. But if I wanted to e
Re: "Rendering Required Files" makes editing impossible
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Starting with Premiere Pro CS6, there's a feature called adjustment layers that let you apply effects to everything below them on the timeline. You could use this in place of your nests: http: tv.adob
OT-ish. Software Support - what are your expectations?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
As both a user of software support and a provider of it, I'd be really interested in your collective thoughts about what you expect from it - within the video audio arena specifically. These two artic
Re: OT-ish. Software Support - what are your expectations?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Walter Soyka "Simon, what does "support" mean to you General help using the system Emergency help when something goes unusually wrong Bug fixes for the stuff that's broken " Thinking about that purel
+2
Walter Soyka liked this 3 months ago
In-Action Story on FCPX and Focus
by Noah Kadner 3 months ago
For the folks who've been curious about how this went: http: www.apple.com final-cut-pro in-action focus Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow Call Box Training
Re: In-Action Story on FCPX and Focus
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
This was not really an observation about FCP X so much as an observation about this project. The directors didn't feel that an experienced feature film editor would have anything useful to offer. That
+4
Walter Soyka liked this 3 months ago
FCPX - XML = Physical save?
by Daniel Daley 3 months ago
Hello all, Long time reader first time poster. I've recently been getting to grips with FCPX having used FCP7 for about 4-5 years. During my time using FCP7 I mainly dealt with exporting .H264 files t
Re: FCPX - XML = Physical save?
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
Daniel Daley "This would work in the sense that it would act like a physical "go to file" I could use to restore an edit or revisit a previous iteration that I could store away with my other archived
+1


FORUMSTUTORIALSFEATURESVIDEOSPODCASTSEVENTSSERVICESJOBSNEWSLETTERNEWSBLOGS
LinkedInFacebookTwitter
© 2015 CreativeCOW.net All rights are reserved. - Privacy Policy

[Top]