Matt Townley has more than fifteen years of experience in rich media design, production and development.
Matt is the founder and president of Northern California based MST Productions. MST Productions is a single source for all things media. They ... [more]
Matt Townley has more than fifteen years of experience in rich media design, production and development.
Matt is the founder and president of Northern California based MST Productions. MST Productions is a single source for all things media. They serve a diverse market, including Fortune 50 corporations, nonprofit organizations, musicians, filmmakers, educational institutions and consumers.
His educational background includes a B.S. in Information Technology and Multimedia Communication.
Prior to founding MST Productions, Matt managed the Media Services division of National Video and worked as a Creative for Apple. He has spent thousands of hours volunteering for community, church and non-profit organizations.
Matt lives in Dublin, CA with his wife Melissa, son Denver and two super-muts Dingo and Tiger. They enjoy traveling, tackling do-it-yourself home projects and searching for the world's best glass of wine.
FS7 Output 4K HDMI and 1080 SDI by John Godwin 4 years ago First, do I have the right forum I have a new FS7 and an Atomos Shogun monitor recorder. I have the FS7 and Shogun set up to record 4K and that works fine. I'd like to setup the SDI out to show 1080 f
Re: FS7 Output 4K HDMI and 1080 SDI by Matt Townley 4 years ago Hey John. I'm in this same boat. Have you found any info The Shogun can of course downconvert the 4K to 1080 and feed your monitor, but the Shogun tends to introduce latency so this hasn't been a grea
Installer File for CC2015 by Matt Townley 4 years ago One of the places I work as a freelance editor has several Mac Pros that are currently running CC 2014. They are air-gaped from the outside world (big company IT policy) so every few months we use one
Re: Installer File for CC2015 by Walter Soyka 4 years ago If you're on CC for Teams or Enterprise, you can use the Creative Cloud Packager: https: helpx.adobe.com creative-cloud packager.html Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Gra
"Sorry, a serious error has occurred" by Matt Townley 4 years ago I am trying to export a Sequence from PP14 and keep getting an error saying "Sorry, a serious error has occurred that requires Adobe Premiere Pro to shut down." I have reset the PRAM, verified and rep
Re: "Sorry, a serious error has occurred" by Matt Townley 4 years ago Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried using AME to export it and it crashes, too. My current plan to try and save my deadline is to Render the sequence in PP and play it back and capture it over SD
Panasonic AF100 + Accessories by Matt Townley 5 years ago For Sale: Panasonic AF100 Micro Four Thirds (MFT) HD Camera. Includes14-140mm f4.0-5.6 zoom lens, AC adapter and 2 batteries. Camera has been used in studio environment only and never outdoors. I am t
Name Display Software Solution by Lawrence Card 5 years ago I am planning equipment for a conference event in the next few months but need a piece of software which will allow me to search for a name title in a list as the person is called to stage and then go
Re: Name Display Software Solution by Matt Townley 5 years ago How about a hybrid approach Create your PowerPoint based names using whatever merger method works best for you. But then have your operator have a separate computer with some sort of database that the
DVD Loop by Robby Monk 5 years ago I am completely new to burning videos onto a DVD. I need to burn a video onto a DVD that will play as a loop. How do I do that - where do I start Your help is greatly appreciated!
Re: DVD Loop by Matt Townley 5 years ago What software do you have access to Toast can do this easily. You could also do it manually with DVD Studio Pro or Adobe Encore. I'm sure there are others, too.
Duel Monitor reccomendations? by Matthew Mixon 5 years ago Looking to upgrade to two monitors from my Apple Cinema Display. Wondering if anyone has any tips or recommendations I normally edit off of a 2013 MacBookPro with Adobe Creative Cloud. Most likely get
Re: Duel Monitor reccomendations? by Matt Townley 5 years ago I just sold my 27" Cinema display and got 2 Dell U2412M displays instead. I've had the cinema display for a few years and after spending a lot of time at other client's studios editing, I have to say
Remote viewing of Premiere Sequences by Sean Franklin 5 years ago I am working on a low budget project with two producers who live in LA while I am in NYC. We are looking to create a faster workflow for creating multiple 5 minute webisodes. Currently our workflow is
Re: Remote viewing of Premiere Sequences by Matt Townley 5 years ago I've never personally tried it, but I know people that use a Slingbox for this purpose. I've never used a Slingbox, but making some assumptions based on only knowing the concept of them, I imagine you
Re: Return of the OT case-fitting thread by Matt Townley 5 years ago After reading reviews from others on a few other forums, I just bought my first custom foam insert from http: www.mycasebuilder.com. I am really impressed with the quality and their customer service.
Dual channel wireless systems? by Liviu Fratila 5 years ago Helllo, I want to simply and effective record an interview for my blog, with a Pany GH4. I am the only man in the business and is a little hard to use a shotgun or lavs+mixer or zoom + lavs (and sync
Re: Dual channel wireless systems? by Matt Townley 5 years ago Zaxcom, Lectrosonics and Wysicom all make 2 ch receivers, but they are all professional level kits and are going to cost more than the GH4 itself. If you're looking for something in the Azden price ra
mobile lighting setup for interviews by Lillian Fidler 5 years ago I'm looking for a good, reasonably priced and light weight and mobile setup for conducting interviews. Would LED lights be the best option Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Best regards, Lillia
Re: mobile lighting setup for interviews by Matt Townley 5 years ago I've been really happy with my F&V K4000 Bi-color LED lights. The 3pc kit is great for simple interview situations. I have Vmount batteries for them and can be completely portable, setup quickly and t
LED lighting / color filters by Patrick Lesher 5 years ago Hello, I recently purchased a 3 piece LED lighting kit and it came with blue, clear, and orange filters. I'm sorry for the very basic question but I just want to make sure I do everything right. Do I
Re: LED lighting / color filters by Matt Townley 5 years ago You need to know how your LEDs are balanced before you can know what to correct for. You use the orange and blue gels to balance a light to match the ambient light. CTO corrects Daylight to Tungsten,
Favorite displays? by Matt Townley 5 years ago Not directly a Premiere question, but this seemed as good a place as any for this post. I am adding a new editing station in my office and need to pick out a pair of displays. I'm looking for somethin
GH4 Category ? by Jim Cunningham 5 years ago With the introduction and rapid proliferation of the GH4, would you consider starting a new category for that camera Thanks, Jim
Re: GH4 Category ? by Matt Townley 5 years ago +1 for this. I was just looking to see if a GH4 group had been added yet and couldn't agree more. There are a few groups on Facebook but I think there is certainly room here on the COW for a dedicated
F&V Lighting K4000 Panels by Matt Townley 6 years ago Does anyone have any experience or input on the F&V Lighting K4000 Studio Panels http: www.fvlighting.com k4000-led-studio-panel-3-light-kit.html For a 3pc 1x1 set, the price is certainly right, but a
Re: F&V Lighting K4000 Panels by Matt Townley 5 years ago I used the daylight models for many shoots between January and July this year and finally decided that I really wanted the bicolor. I sold the daylight kit last month and got the bicolor and love them
Long-distance wireless audio options by Alana Curtis 5 years ago As a video production manager for college athletics, I use a Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 to shoot road football and basketball games. For football, we only have one camera that shoots highlights from the sid
Re: Long-distance wireless audio options by Matt Townley 5 years ago "Block" refers to the block of frequencies the device can operate in. The frequency spectrum is broken up into "blocks." The blocks available for wireless mic usage varies region by region. For instan
Digital signage? Anyone with expertise? by Todd Terry 5 years ago Anyone in here have any experience with digital signage ... or experience with vendors for digital signage Tiny bit of backstory... my better half has created all of the graphic design and marketing m
Mac DVD/Blu-ray Authoring? by Scot Walker 5 years ago Hey, everyone. I'm an indie filmmaker and I still need to create DVDs and Blu-ray discs with menus and chapters. Since Apple and Adobe have dropped their authoring applications, what would you recomme
Re: Mac DVD/Blu-ray Authoring? by Matt Townley 5 years ago Hi Scott - Up until (apparently VERY) recently, you could still download Premiere CS6, which included Encore as part of the installer. I did it just a few weeks ago without any problems. I would talk
Rimage DVD Authoring Questions by Ryan Humphrey 5 years ago Hi there, I'm looking at getting a Rimage system for automating DVD authoring and I'm looking for some technical information. I've tried contacting Rimage but they seem very worried about making sure
Re: Rimage DVD Authoring Questions by Matt Townley 5 years ago We have several Rimage systems (Producer 7100 and Protege II) but have never used them for authoring before. We always author encode using other tools and then use the Rimage systems to burn print the
Looping video on USB Stick? by Greg Ball 5 years ago I have a client we're producting a 10 minute industrial video for. They would like to be able to have the video on a USB stick, so they can play back a looping vesion of this on a large screen at a tr
Re: Looping video on USB Stick? by Matt Townley 5 years ago I have tried using the built in USB drive for looping and it works fine sometimes, but can be unreliable and varies greatly from TV to TV. I have had numerous occasions that my client said they were u
Recording to 448x252 by Matt Geiser 5 years ago Hey there Client wants video from their event at 448x252 Prores422. Source will be either 1080i or 720p SDI. Would like to use my BMD Mini recorder or ultra studio to go thunderbolt into a mac to an e
Re: Recording to 448x252 by Matt Townley 5 years ago I've never tried - but I wonder if Blackmagic Media Express can record in different frame sizes. I just tried opening it and it won't let me change settings since I'm not plugged into my Ultra Studio.
LED light recommendations ? by Mike Smith 5 years ago Any views on good, lower cost led video lighting would be appreciated. The LitePanel range looks good but not too cheap.. I suppose decent light output in both power and good colour range (CRI http: e
Re: LED light recommendations ? by Matt Townley 5 years ago One other note - I have been using these with Switronix SWXPL90S batteries and I can run these panels at full brightness for just over 3.5 hours. I picked up 3 of the batteries and they fit in the cas
Using Cable Ties to Identify A/V Cables by Rommie Sebo 5 years ago For those of you who are involved with live production you already know identifying your audio video cables is a must to prevent other vendors from accidentally packing up your stuff. Most people use
Sound Devices 633 File Management by David C Jones 5 years ago Greetings, Had a question about the file management system on the SD 633. I'm going to be using it on a documentary shoot (shooting double system) and was wondering how I sould structure or use the fo
Indesign cannot save my file by Nicki Marotta 5 years ago HELP!!! I have spent weeks and weeks doing a 70 page document and it has just suddenly decided not to save the file any more. the message i get is: Cannot save "file name". Please, is there anything i
Re: Indesign cannot save my file by Matt Townley 5 years ago I'm assuming hoping you have found the solution for this but if you haven't I hope it worked out ok for you. This does occasionally happen and the first time it happened to me I freaked out! However,
Video Edit System Components for MAC Pro by David Bispham 5 years ago Which forum would be best, to see if I will have any "Gotchas" once my leased equipment arrives I just don't want to have to tell the bean counter here that, oh darn, I still need a I do 720 & 1080 HD
Need REAL Stock Footage Resource by Ned Miller 6 years ago Ugh! Hours wasted. I am creating a video for a client of 100% stock footage, 100% people working. However, my normal "Go To" sources that we are all used to: iStock, Pond5, Dissolve...for some reason
Three synched Prores playbacks by Marc Morel 6 years ago Hi, Anybody have any ideas on how to play out three synched Prores files to three projectors I have a bunch of media players that can do this but I'd have to knock down the files to H.264 which is not
Re: Three synched Prores playbacks by Matt Townley 6 years ago You could do this with a Sound Devices Pix 260 or an AJA KiPro. Tie them together with Cat5 6 and control synced playback with network controller via a browser. If you needed "closed to synced" you co
Production Music by Jon-Michael Brown 6 years ago Can you guys please recommend a good resource or library for contemporary, good music. I'm doing a lot of instructional, corporate videos and I need something that can rest underneath narration yet gi
$500 to spend.... by Brock Burwell 6 years ago If you hadn't figured this out from my last few posts, I am pretty new to this whole thing, but I have a pretty good start in regards to equipment. I am going to be a DSLR shooter and I currently have
Re: $500 to spend.... by Matt Townley 6 years ago Everything people have mentioned are all good suggestions, and I second the investment in good audio gear. That's an area where a lot of beginning filmmakers and videographers skimp and it can make or
External recorder - is it needed? by Ofer Geva 6 years ago Today we have a great variety of external recorders: Ki pro mini, Samurai Blade, Ninja 2, Odyssey 7, Hyperdeck shuttle 2 etc... Of course, connected to an AF100, they won't be able to give they're ful
Re: External recorder - is it needed? by Matt Townley 6 years ago There are some types of shots that the difference is negligible. And of course, the difference is somewhat subjective. To me, its a pretty big difference and worth the little bit of extra gear. The be
DVD Data Questions by chris rogers 6 years ago Hello Cows, I have a project to migrate hundreds of DATA DVDs to hard drives. It seems to be pretty slow going.. Is there any stand alone device that rips data off a DVD and copies it to a hard drive
Re: DVD Data Questions by Matt Townley 6 years ago Hi Chris, I've handled a few jobs like this in the past. We have several Rimage Producer 7100s that we use mainly for duplication, but they can be run "backwards" to bulk read copy data from DVDs as w