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What’s The Difference Between USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3?

The new iMacs and MacBook Pros have confused me enough with all these new connectors, that I thought I’d try and make some sense out of it.  Here is what I found out: USB Type C really describes a connector plug shape: USB Type C USB Type B USB Type […]

Lunch Seminar This Wednesday – “What Should My B Camera be?”

Whether you are shooting on an FS5 or an F55, you have invested a lot of your capital in the right camera for your work.  But now your client wants a second camera angle on interviews, or you’re going on location where your big camera rig can’t go, or you […]

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 […]

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