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Walter Soyka

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

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Glitching render, but not in precomp
by Anoek Houben 6 hours ago
Hello, I have a curious problem... I animated a set of circles, and in the precomp everything is fine. Yet, when I put the precomp in my DEF comp, suddenly the animation is glitching I rendered both m
Re: Glitching render, but not in precomp
by Walter Soyka 5 hours ago
You have a frame rate mismatch. DEF is 29.97, and cirkel_swirls is 25.0. I think the keyframing on the mask in 25.0 is not lining up in 29.97. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link M
The end of an Episode
by Jeremy Garchow 3 days ago
Maybe this has been discussed elsewhere, but I haven't seen it. Telestream Episode is moving towards EOL status: https: marketing.telestream.net acton media 5268 episode sid=TV2:Phk33jr0q
Re: The end of an Episode
by Walter Soyka 5 hours ago
Andy Field "Used Episode several years ago....but Adobe's Media Encoder comes with the rest of the software....it's fast intuitive and does virtually everything Episode did - without the extra softwa
OK, so After Effects CC Previews. WtH?
by doland ruiz 20 hours ago
I've searched and cannot find why, when i hit the space bar or Shift Space (set to skip a frame and play from current time) sometimes it just plays without forming that green line. It therefore plays
Re: OK, so After Effects CC Previews. WtH?
by Walter Soyka 5 hours ago
What version number of Ae CC are you referring to The preview system has changed a lot in the last few versions. It sounds like you are still on 13.2 or lower, but please correct me if my assumption i
How do i edit out a person from a another video to insert the person to another background?
by Christopher Khouri 7 hours ago
As the title says how do i edit out a person from a another video to insert the person to another background
Re: How do i edit out a person from a another video to insert the person to another background?
by Walter Soyka 6 hours ago
You need to isolate the person from their background by either keying link or masking link . When planning ahead for this, you record the person in front of an evenly-lit green or blue screen. This ma
Blurring out A LOT of trademarks in a TV programme - your tips&tricks?
by Marcin Staszewski 1 day ago
Hi! I was recently manouvered into blurring out all logos and trademarks in a 22 min long tv show. I hate doing that, because even tough nowadays it's much easier (masks tracking, even in premiere pro
Re: Blurring out A LOT of trademarks in a TV programme - your tips&tricks?
by Walter Soyka 21 hours ago
And when it doesn't take time, you end up with this: Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @keenlive twitter &
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Rotate Composition and Layers Within
by James Murphy 2 days ago
Is there a way to quickly rotate a composition and all its layers quickly Maybe a script that can swap the width and height values while simultaneously rotating all the layers within 90-degrees in eit
Re: Rotate Composition and Layers Within
by Walter Soyka 1 day ago
Maybe this will help -- uses EXIF metadata for rotation: http: aescripts.com photoorientationfixer Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentat
Need to add blink effect to 120fps comp - any way?
by Jeff Baker 2 days ago
I'm creating a controlled blink effect that starts at 120hz and slows to below 20hz over time. I need to do this in a 120fps comp to get the granularity needed for the effect to work. I have the expre
Re: Need to add blink effect to 120fps comp - any way?
by Walter Soyka 1 day ago
Lots of video applications are tied to common video standards -- and there is no 120fps standard. That said, I certainly agree that Ae especially should be able to handle arbitrary HFR natively. Assum
Adobe Camera raw on a quicktime import?
by Nicholas Toth 3 days ago
We shoot a lot of time-lapse video, and typically I'll use the raw importer in after effects, or lightroom to finish fix any sequences we shoot. Works well. All raw .CR2 (canon formatted) files. In th
Re: Adobe Camera raw on a quicktime import?
by Tim Kurkoski 2 days ago
Transcode the .mov frames to JPEG, TIFF, PSD, or PNG. In the Import dialog in After Effects, change the Enable option to All Files, and change the Format to Camera Raw. Select your image sequence and
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OT: Digital Heaven SpeedScriber is now in beta
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
Digital Heaven SpeedScriber is now in beta After initial look over a brief description: OSX 10.10 or later required (Mac only it appears). Open app and upload video with audio or audio only for transc
Re: OT: Digital Heaven SpeedScriber is now in beta
by Walter Soyka 4 days ago
Robin S. Kurz "I don't see how hearing just a single word isolated from a sentence somehow poses some sort of "editing advantage", sorry. If that's what you're describing." I was trying to describe h
Yet another update for Resolve
by Steve Connor 2 weeks ago
Resolve is updated yet again and not just bug fixes http: www.redsharknews.com post item 3687-blackmagic-releases-davinci-resolve-12-5-1-update No need for Quicktime on Windows machines if you want to
Re: Yet another update for Resolve
by Walter Soyka 4 days ago
Robin S. Kurz "Track-based has become a complete no-go for me anyway, when given the choice. As a color-corrector on the other hand it will probably stay my go-to for higher end CCs for a while to co
Depth mapped lens flares!
by Spencer Tweed 7 days ago
Hey guys, I realized that by using this old-school technique you could write an expression that would automagically turn off your lens flare if it went behind an object based on a z depth render: http
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Lots and lots of hard drives
by Rich Rubasch 3 weeks ago
I've got a client with a pile (hundreds literally) of external hard drives of every shape and size and form. They have camera footage from shoots from years ago, project files with ProRes converted fo
Re: Lots and lots of hard drives
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
I agree with Bob that data migration is the problem with all archival, and that this gets laborious. I'd add that your data's importance should be reflected in your budget. For us, the value of our da
A bridge too far?
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
We are now several months past Apple's preview of the next FCP X. The update itself is long overdue. So, it would seem that there's a lot if work going into it, with the potential to introduce a littl
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Re: A bridge too far?
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
That said, you're the expert on your own workflow. I don't presume to know your job better than you do. I just disagree with you on how to compare the utility of a couple different tools. Walter Soyka
Make one of these white horses dark
by Matt Tyson 2 weeks ago
I'm struggling to make one of the white horses in this clip dark (very dark brown black). I know enough masking and layers to do an animated mask on the darker horse, but the actual coloring I just ca
Re: Make one of these white horses dark
by Kalle Kannisto 2 weeks ago
I would start with Channel Combiner from green channel to lightness as it should have the best detail, do that on a copy of the footage, then curve that dark. Color shift is generally best achieved by
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Scrolling List that moves down with every new line
by Carlos Robles 2 weeks ago
Hi, Im trying to create a list that starts with only one line, and as new lines are added the previous line moves down one line. You dont see the move, it just jumps down. Its a long list so I dont wa
Re: Scrolling List that moves down with every new line
by Max Pinton 2 weeks ago
I'm sure there's a way to get a text animator to do this, but the simplest way I could figure out was to use a track matte and then move the text down to reveal a line at a time. You'll want to revers
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Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by Sophie Turner 2 weeks ago
Hi. I am pretty new to After Effects and I am somewhat experienced in Premiere. I want to use After Effects to create some simple animations for text. Yet every time I try to bring in a clip from Afte
Re: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
Walter Soyka " It's hip to be square." Dave LaRonde "Well, whaddaya know." I hope this applies in real life, too. Otherwise, I don't stand a chance :) Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Li
New FCP X plugin site BretFX with Free Template
by Bret Williams 2 weeks ago
Hello! After 15 years posting here can I get away with one shameless self promotion I'm kinda excited to be starting a new FCP X plugin and template website, http: BretFX.com. The planned Grand Openin
Re: New FCP X plugin site BretFX with Free Template
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
I think the format works as a promo. It's a good way to quickly show the potential of the setup and get people excited about what they can do with it. But I also think Simon's advice to provide expana
Feeling Overwhelmed, need advice.
by Lindsay McCutcheon 4 weeks ago
Hi everyone, I recently uploaded a video to Youtube I had been working on for five months featuring Disney movies from the past 30 years. Link Here: https: www.youtube.com watch v=E-6xk4W6N20 It went
Re: Feeling Overwhelmed, need advice.
by Brian Mills 4 weeks ago
Hi Lindsay: I saw your video the other day when nofilmschool.com linked to it and was really impressed. Well done! You've got talent and you've got skills, so heck yes it's time to jump in and "go pro
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Oh DAMN.
by Bill Davis 3 weeks ago
Just looked at my credit card statement. A year ago Adobe was nice and gave me a free year of Photo Subscription because I had a major hassle getting a double subscription cancelled. Two months after
Re: Oh DAMN.
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
Andrew Kimery "Companies should make Opting-out as easy as Opting-in." Yes, they sure should. Autodesk does this pretty well. I've started and stopped monthly seats of Maya a few times without any is
Footage 4:3 needs to go to 16:9 final copy
by Jeremy Collins 3 weeks ago
I am working on a Macbook Pro with CS5 Premiere. I have footage that was shot on a GoPro and drone, both 4:3. My final export must be a 16:9 widescreen. When I currently export my video it has black a
Re: Footage 4:3 needs to go to 16:9 final copy
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
I developed a similar template project for After Effects -- helpful for those of us on PCs with no FxFactory: http: www.keenlive.com renderbreak 2013 06 non-linear-stretch-43-to-169-in-after-effects W
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fast color corrector gone?
by André van Rensburg 1 month ago
It seems that the new Premiere Pro version that came out a few weeks ago does not include the fast color corrector effect, it disappeared from my video effects list after I updated, has Adobe deleted
Re: fast color corrector gone?
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Lumetri is different than the Fast Color Corrector. I suppose which is better is a matter of personal preference, but Lumetri looks to be the one the developers will focus on going forward. Walter Soy
Keying graphics over motion background using Keynote
by Jason Shane 2 months ago
I am trying to figure out the best way to key name titles graphics over a motion background for a live event. I have a switcher that can key, a media server as a source for backgrounds, mac computer w
Re: Keying graphics over motion background using Keynote
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Jason Shane "I am not familiar with using the Spyder for graphics, or if it even does it." Spyder is a multi-destination switcher, not a media server. Something needs to feed the Spyder the motion me
Article: G-Tech G-RACK 12: Fast, Easy, Expandable, A Winner
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
Storage G-Tech G-RACK 12: Fast, Easy, Expandable, A Winner Already having a great reputation for standalone RAID arrays, G-Tech makes a bold move into shared storage with the G-Tech G-RACK 12. With 1
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Re: G-Tech G-RACK 12: Fast, Easy, Expandable, A Winner
by Marc Wielage 2 months ago
Ah, thanks much for the price information. I wish the original article could be updated to include that information. I did a Google search and couldn't find it, not even on G-Tech's own website, nor h
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FCP-X and the Apple conspiracy
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
I like the word "conspiracy" more than "business model, or "business plan", because it sounds cooler, and quickly answers the question "how come I can't do that". Conspiracy is cool. I have always bit
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Re: FCP-X and the Apple conspiracy
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Cloud processing is already working just fine for devices. The computing power for Siri, Google Now, Alexa (which is what Amazon SHOULD have called its voice assistant, and what I'll call her forever)
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Latest 360 Project
by Tom Sefton 2 months ago
Hi all, We were recently employed for filming and DIT services for this music video for Kyla La Grange in the UK. Visualise completed the post production, and the finished result looks great. We filme
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Re: Latest 360 Project
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Nice, Tom! Interesting creative with the dual (dueling ) storylines. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @ke
Cool AE/VR Stuff
by Mike Sevigny 3 months ago
I've been working on a script that allows for 360 compositing Here's an example of 360 Set-Extensions: https: vimeo.com 169601733 Mike Sevigny mike@torusfx.com
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Re: Cool AE/VR Stuff
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 3 months ago
Good stuff! Tudor "Ted " Jelescu Senior VFX Artist
New FCPX next week?
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
The rumor mill seems to point to next week's WWDC to be a software-oriented event, instead of showcasing new Apple hardware. I wonder if that will include the next version of FCPX http: 9to5mac.com 20
Re: New FCPX next week?
by Andrew Kimery 3 months ago
When I first heard the GPU-in-monitor rumor I was intrigued, but the more I thought about it the more it sounded like an overly complicated solution that doesn't really solve the problem Apple created
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Best editting codec for Premiere Pro
by Daniel Herter 4 years ago
Hello guys, I've been asked to edit some footage in Premiere. The company providing me this footage asked me in what codec I wanted the footage to be. So my question: What is the best codec to use Pre
Re: Best editting codec for Premiere Pro
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
Jacob Giacometti "Hey I really appreciate your explanation. I have a question then: which is the fastest optimal codec to use during editing in Premiere then Please don't answer H264!" Ha! The answer
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Editing for Video Mapping (Final Cut Pro 6)
by Chris Simeone 3 months ago
Final Cut Pro 6 Really Yep ... a friend stopped using it gave me the original discs. It works great for my purposes, which is creating visuals for my bands live shows. Before my question, here's some
Re: Editing for Video Mapping (Final Cut Pro 6)
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
Shane Ross "Now I'd like to know how you play back all of these sequences, at the same time, sync'd perfectly..." Big events, concerts, etc. use media servers -- networked devices designed specifical
Audio increment Adjustments in Premiere CC
by Jordan Nagasako 3 months ago
Hi I have two issues I'm trying to figure out with Premiere but can't seem to find the answer. 1) can you adjust the audio so that when raising the levels from the timeline it will go higher than 6.02
Re: Audio increment Adjustments in Premiere CC
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
You can bump a clip's volume up or down 1 dB with the square bracket keys and . If you need to raise a clip's volume 12 dB to make it work, perhaps you should consider using a compressor or dynamics p
Premiere proxy editing question
by jerry wise 3 months ago
We are thinking about jumping from Avid to Premiere for our news operation. We shoot with XDCAM. What would be the process to shoot and edit in the field using proxies and then, when satisfied with th
Re: Premiere proxy editing question
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
Jeff Pulera "I'm thinking it would take more time to generate proxies and later conform and such, why not go native " XDCAM records both high-quality media and low-res proxies at the same time during
CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Andy Field 4 months ago
What's up with that http: www.provideocoalition.com creative-cloud-trial-reduction
Re: CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
Tim Wilson "So I'm curious, in your entire life, what's a trial you've taken where you struggled and struggled and struggled, and couldn't make up your mind until day 27 Have you even ever required a
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Quicktime to be discontinued?
by Duke Sweden 4 months ago
I saw something this morning about Quicktime being discontinued by Apple. What will this mean for people in the future installing Premiere Pro on new computers Isn't Quicktime a required plugin for Pr
Re: Quicktime to be discontinued?
by Walter Soyka 4 months ago
Duke Sweden "Isn't Quicktime a required plugin for Premiere Pro Will Adobe add it as an included plugin " "QuickTime" usually refers to one of three things in conversation: 1) a multimedia framework
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What is mocha camera solve
by hanna dean 4 months ago
please explain to me what is mocha pro camera solver do never used it and now i tested it. this is what i have done. i tracked the side of an airline and it went well , i then copied the 4 corner pin
Re: What is mocha camera solve
by Ross Shain 4 months ago
Actually mocha's camera solve "can" give you animated 3D data (nulls) for a moving object, but it is probably not what you want. ;) Here is an example of using the mocha camera solve to "solve" the ca
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PowerPoint Question: How to De-animate
by Ned Miller 4 months ago
My client needs me to drop many PP slides into their video and they are mainly bullet point builds. However, when they sent me their PP file the builds are already there and I can't break them out to
Re: PowerPoint Question: How to De-animate
by Walter Soyka 4 months ago
Ned Miller "Will a screen shot give me good resolution or should I export each one as a TIFF or JPEG There's probably going to be 90-110." A screen shot will be whatever the resolution of your displa
Remember the Asymmetrical Dissolve Debate?
by Charlie Austin 5 months ago
Simon and Co. have just solved that. :-) Really cool plugin! https: www.youtube.com watch v=ej6LT1pMlcc ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poo
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Re: Remember the Asymmetrical Dissolve Debate?
by Tim Wilson 5 months ago
Well, I think we've finally managed to settle one debate around here. It can be done, and there are artistic, creative reasons for doing so. Having developed, or been part of development teams for, a
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last rant
by Aindreas Gallagher 5 months ago
on the cc numbers - one last rant on this forum too. I made a post ages ago around how 2-3 days of paid work pay for a year of the CC tool suite. Shantanyu Narayen, that terrible devil with a trendy b
Re: last rant
by Walter Soyka 5 months ago
Tim Wilson "Wait, what What does this MEAN LOL" We didn't shoot anything or use any video. The experience was modeled and animated in a 3D app, then textured, lit and rendered in a game engine in ste
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Can we perhaps hold the triumphalism ...?
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
... until such times as FCP X reaches feature parity wth AVID, or at the very least with FCP 7 which it supplanted. My list is quite long and I won't rehearse it all yet again, but here's a key featur
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Re: Can we perhaps hold the triumphalism ...?
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Neil Goodman "modern workflows are different for each and every person and shop" I think this is a very important point. There's a sense in some quarters that workflows are congregating around a sing
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Dissolves popping from about 25% to zero
by Paul Mitton 5 months ago
I'm noticing on my CC 9.2 dissolves are popping from about 25% opacity down to zero looking very much like a cut. Could this be a cc thing Paul Mitton Producer, Emmy Award Winning Director. SkyIslandM
Re: Dissolves popping from about 25% to zero
by Walter Soyka 5 months ago
I did a little writeup on this a couple years back, offering some explanation of what's going on and providing opacity keyframe presets that make applying gamma-ish dissolves via keyframes in linear l
Competition
by Rainer Schubert 5 months ago
Affinity just announced, that it s software products will soon run on Windows also. Affinity Designer is already running as Alpha-Version. They wrote, the Applications (Affinity photo , designer) will
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Re: Competition
by Walter Soyka 5 months ago
Chris Pettit "Photoshop is really old software that Adobe seems to have had trouble bringing up to date on a series of different levels. Watch the tutorials for Affinity photo. It's elegant, fast, we
Independent Contractor agreement says Contractor gets paid "after Company receives payment from Company’s clients" - Is this legit?
by Mike Bissonette 6 months ago
I'm reasonably new to this forum. I am an freelance editor, and just received an Independent Contractor agreement to sign. I haven't dealt with a lot of these, and there's one item about compensation
Re: Independent Contractor agreement says Contractor gets paid "after Company receives payment from Company’s clients" - Is this legit?
by Tim Wilson 5 months ago
Mark Suszko "maybe NSFW" No Shortage of F Words.
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File: Ae_Beam_Demo
by Walter Soyka 6 months ago
aep file Sample AEP project showing how to rig the beam effect to two other objects, independent of parenting. https: f1.creativecow.net 9852 aebeamdemo
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