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Matt Townley

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]
Member Since:
April 16th 2009
250 Posts
100 posts
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San Ramon, CA
Exporting 1st frame at each edit point into still image screenshot
by Drew Berk 3 years ago
Is there a way or batch process where you could export the first frame of every edit point into a still image screenshot Thanks
Re: Exporting 1st frame at each edit point into still image screenshot
by Matt Townley 3 years ago
We have a client in a highly regulated industry and we have to submit a PDF file with still frames of every "screen" in the videos we create. Depending on the video, this could be a LOT of frames. I h
Live / real time captioning via voice recognition. What is the best ver software?
by Amanda Duffield 3 years ago
Also what is the best editor to go with it This is not for court reporting but for meetings . Thanks
Re: Live / real time captioning via voice recognition. What is the best ver software?
by Matt Townley 3 years ago
Amanda - like Mark said, voice recognition for real time captioning is no where near as good as you might hope. We provide live closed captions for a lot of the conferences and company all hands meeti
Keying graphics over motion background using Keynote
by Jason Shane 3 years 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 Matt Townley 3 years ago
Take a look at CasparCG. It can do everything you are looking for and has various pricing options.
Bidding on a webcast shoot where client insists I provide new internet connection
by Ned Miller 3 years ago
Hi guys, Don't know what to do here. I was asked to bid on a three day webcast where my Midwest live videotaping would interact with a west coast, live performing, trade show persona, 9X a day times t
Re: Bidding on a webcast shoot where client insists I provide new internet connection
by Matt Townley 3 years ago
I'm in the Silicon Valley San Francisco area. Producing and shooting live events and webcasts has become a big part of our business over the past few years. From a business standpoint it's great since
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
Batch export of still frames of all markers
by Matt Townley 4 years ago
Hello Great Hive Mind - I have a client that requires a PDF booklet containing still images of every scene in a fairly large video. My current workflow is to place markers on the sequence in PP and th
Re: Batch export of still frames of all markers
by Max Chernyaev 7 months ago
Brilliant! Thanks Magnus!
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
Re: Panasonic AF100 + Accessories
by dave fisher 5 years ago
HI: Please contact me regarding this... thanks dave fisher fisherpost@mac.com
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.
Freelance Video Editor Business Card advice
by Chris Campbell 5 years ago
Good evening creative cow, I'm an up-and-coming video editor with a moderate amount of experience, having done a few commercials and music videos in the past. I've recently moved and figure nows a goo
Re: Freelance Video Editor Business Card advice
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
Chris - I'll further complicate your question by adding a concern that I had to address recently on the same topic. I have been operating as a "business" for the past 6 years that had a pretty specifi
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Can a production display receive signal while the Premiere Program panel is closed?
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
I'm running the latest version of Premiere (8.1) on a MacPro. I have a BMD Ultra Studio Mini Monitor connected via Thunderbolt going to a production monitor, as well as 2 display port displays as the
Re: Can a production display receive signal while the Premiere Program panel is closed?
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
I don't know why I didn't think about this sooner, but I just solved my own problem. If you use the maximize frame option (the key) on the Timeline, it will expand that frame to fill the screen and st
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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
Return of the OT case-fitting thread
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
http: makezine.com 2011 08 30 how-to-form-fitting-case-drawer-liners-from-old-t-shirts-canned-foam
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.
How to start several videos simultaneously?
by martin dugard 5 years ago
Hello, May I ask for your help I have the following set up with 3 Macs in the same room, each with a video file: - a first Mac with a video file linked to a video projector - a second Mac with another
Re: How to start several videos simultaneously?
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
Playback Pro with Simple Sync is made just for this. Not cheap, but reliable and purpose-built. http: dtvideolabs.com
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
Re: Digital signage? Anyone with expertise?
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
I second the nod to BrightSign. I have a handful of their HD220 units that I use when clients need to loop videos at conferences and tradeshows. I have only used them for looping a video and never got
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
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Nomenclature and semantics: "podcast" : considered audio, video, both?
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
We were having a discussion about an upcoming project where I'd upload a daily short edited video to youtube, and we discussed whether it was correct semantically to refer to it for marketing purposes
Re: Nomenclature and semantics: "podcast" : considered audio, video, both?
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
One of the largest "podcast" networks that I'm aware of is Leo Leporte's TWIT. They refer to their shows, which include video and audio, as netcasts. Like you said, probably not a question with a righ
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.
On Hold System - MP3 Player - Volume Question
by Richard Kuenneke 5 years ago
How can I increase the volume output on an MP3 player feeding our "on-hold" system. I've talked to the phone company tech support and they're unable to offer any help. Our on-hold message plays from a
Re: On Hold System - MP3 Player - Volume Question
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
Sounds like you just need an MP3 player that goes to 11.
Who's responsible of cleaning office on a small creativity business ?
by Osama Ommey 5 years ago
This had been a critical issue for me ... I run a small media production business ( less than 10 e ) , and because of the limited resources on such firms , usually it's the staff who do the general cl
Re: Who's responsible of cleaning office on a small creativity business ?
by walter biscardi 5 years ago
Osama Ommey " It's a very sensitive job which needs full concentration and full body energy and perfect mental state to give the best creativity you have ... , so you might not be tired physically ,
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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
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Re: Using Cable Ties to Identify A/V Cables
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
Custom printed velcro wraps work great. Server double duty for neat wrapping and identification. I got a bunch from Bardsco last year and have been really happy with them.
Need 1) disk picture printed, and maybe 2) DVD burning and case cover
by Walter Miale 5 years ago
I spent about a week (!) uploading video and graphics files for two projects to kunaki.com. Doubtful server. Turns out it will now take several weeks (!) to receive the disks and package to proof the
Re: Need 1) disk picture printed, and maybe 2) DVD burning and case cover
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
Hi Walter - my company offers duplication services with no minimum orders (on most orders). We use Rimage thermal printers and can ship orders as soon as the next day. We are located in California. Fe
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
Re: Sound Devices 633 File Management
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
You may want to post something on the JWS forum. There are a lot of 633 users there.
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
Re: Video Edit System Components for MAC Pro
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
I have the input to my Duo Scope fed from the switched output of my Panasonic production monitor via HD-SDI. This way whatever I'm monitoring I can also see scopes for. I don't use SpeedGrade right no
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
Re: Need REAL Stock Footage Resource
by Matt Townley 6 years ago
Sorry. Couldn't help it. http: www.youtube.com watch v=SItFvB0Upb8
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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
Re: Production Music
by Matt Townley 6 years ago
Killer Tracks is good, too.
$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
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Light rental for corporate gig in San Francisco
by Wojtek Jezowski 6 years ago
Hi guys, Don't know if this is the right place to ask but it's for a corporate production so I guess it's ok ;) I'm looking to rent a 2-3 light setup, 1x1 light panels or a Sachtler reporter kit in Sa
Re: Light rental for corporate gig in San Francisco
by Matt Townley 6 years ago
I have used Chater Camera (http: www.chatercamera.com) and Clean Slate http: cleanslatevideo.com. If you are less picky about the specific gear, you might also take a look at Borrow Lenses. They have
What external sound recording devise to get
by Chris Chadwick 6 years ago
Hello Cow Creative's, I am looking for an external recording device to accompany my DSLR. I am using a Sony condenser mic and a of radio mic so need 2-4 XLR channels. I have looked into getting a Juic
Re: What external sound recording devise to get
by Matt Townley 6 years ago
The DR-60D is pretty unique for this class. Other than the few devices already mentioned, I don't know of anything similar in that price range. When the DR-60D was first released I did a side-by-side
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
Undertaking a massive outdoor live production setup.
by Steve Mathis 6 years ago
I'm looking for some advice on designing a production setup for a client. They run a huge outdoor athletic event spanning several miles or so at certain points. They want to run several cameras throug
Re: Undertaking a massive outdoor live production setup.
by Matt Townley 6 years ago
I haven't used them and don't know much about them, but I just read a short article about the ATEM Converters from Blackmagic Design. You can run HDSDI Return com over optical fiber, which can go very
dvd authoring programs we need speed baby
by Rock Richardson 6 years ago
are there any dvd programs that allow mov files from FCP to be used in a DVD without having to transcode them. tyring to save time. also are there any professional cameras that will go directly into a
Re: dvd authoring programs we need speed baby
by Matt Townley 6 years ago
You could get a DVD-R recorder and record directly to DVD. Feed your camera or switcher into that and treat it just like any other VTR or recording deck, except it records straight to DVD, including e
BMD Hyperdeck, AJA Ki Pro, SoundDesign Pix or AtomOS Samurai?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
I'm looking for some advise and feedback on digital field recorders for my AF-100 We shoot a lot of footage with an AF-100 and love the shallow dof look of the camera, but for some post production pro
Re: BMD Hyperdeck, AJA Ki Pro, SoundDesign Pix or AtomOS Samurai?
by Matt Townley 6 years ago
I have a Pix240 and shoot with an AF100 somewhat frequently, using the two together almost exactly as you have described. Over SDI, yes, the timecode can sync up from the camera to the Pix and match.
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
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