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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 […]

Demystifying “Crop Factor”

By: Keith Mullin What Is It? “Crop Factor” is the idea that imagers smaller than a full 35mm stills frame effectively increase the focal length of any given lens.  Essentially they “crop in” on the image being transmitted from the lens onto the focal plane.  For example, the most common […]

Panasonic EVA1: First Look, Sony FS5 Comparison, Test Footage

By Keith Mullin After some unexpected delays in shipping, due to a pre-release update to the side grip, we were excited to receive our rental EVA1 at the tail end of November.  What followed was a mad rush to shoot some sample footage alongside the Sony FS7 and FS5 cameras […]

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Three Affordable Video Technology Solutions Trending in 2018

By Frederick Gotfredson As technology advances and becomes more accessible to the general public, it is important for organizations to upgrade their audio visual infrastructure in order attract and engage their audience.  Here are three affordable professional video tech trends to follow in 2018. Digital Signage, Video Bulletin Boards and […]

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U of M Raptor Center Utilizes Z-Cart by Z Systems For Remote Video Learning

By Frederick Gotfredson The University of Minnesota Raptor Center, part of the College of Veterinary Medicine, is world-renowned for medical care, rehabilitation, and conservation of birds of prey. When they needed a video system for their remote learning program, they chose Z-Cart by Z Systems – An HD mobile video […]

Wooden Camera Announces PL Mount for Panasonic EVA1

By Keith Mullin Wooden Camera has announced they are developing a user swappable PL mount for the new Panasonic AU-EVA1 cinema camera.  It is unclear what all is required for the swap and if it has any warranty implications, but it is welcome news for those excited about the potential […]

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The New Kings of PTZ: Sony BRC-H800 and BRC-X1000

By Frederick Gotfredson The quality of pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Quieter motors, improved color and light sensitivity and better connectivity options have put high-quality live video production within reach for everyone. Sony has raised the bar to a whole new level with […]

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