Author: John Zdechlik
What Is An Eye Pattern – And Why Do I Care?
by John Zdechlik We just came across this video (Thanks Dave Baum!) and it really explains what an eye pattern is and how you can use this testing methodology to evaluate the quality of a digital signal (digital video for us … right?). Yes, it is long and yes, it […]
LTO-8 And The Latest LTO Roadmap
last updated on 8/14/18 by John Zdechlik The big news here is that LTO-8 drives can not read LTO-6 tapes. They can read and write LTO-7 tapes. In the past, LTO drives could always write one generation back and read 2 generations back. We believe this is because LTO-8 drives utilize tunnelling […]
How To Use Promax’s PLATFORM As An After Effects Render Node
By John Zdechlik One of the many uses of PLATFORM is as an After Effects rendering node. It makes a ton of sense – this big, beefy server is just sitting there most of the time. Serving up data isn’t that hard. And once you click ‘render’ at your AE […]
Sony Service Plus and Technical Support – How to get help, parts, and repairs on for Sony Pro Video Equipment
By John Zdechlik Several years back, Sony made some big changes to their service and support infrastructure. What used to be done a lot by dealers and resellers is now mostly done by Sony directly. We at Z Systems are here to help you get back up and rolling as […]
Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Switcher Is Here!!!
We just received our demo/rental unit of the new Blackmagick production switcher. Here is Freddie showing it off. Amazing features at an amazing price! Click Here for more information – or call us to schedule an appointment to check it out at the shop or rent it for your next […]
Sony FS5 Workshop at Z Systems Was a Resounding Success!
The Sony PXW-FS5 and FS7m2 digital cinema cameras have been such great sellers. They both represent an incredible value and really blow away the competition when you compare pricing and features. Their only problem is that there isn’t much new with them. We wanted to do an event, but just […]
Leroy Smokes Takes Over Z Systems
In preparation for their reunion concert tonight at the Uptown VFW, Leroy Smokes, a local rap / hip-hop band from the nineties, featuring Friendly Freddie Gottfredson, Account Manager at Z Systems, has taken over our main room for their practice space. Come and see them tonight. Here is a Facebook […]