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Demo Available   
We can accommodate customers who wish to come and talk about their video production requirements, and will advise and demonstrate equipment accordingly.

vMix HD video switching streaming software

Our main demo suite for Video Production (Live Streaming & Editing) is currently running

Magewell Pro Capture Quad HDMI PCIe cardvMix Pro v27 with a number of capture cards & USB devices including those from Magewell and Blackmagic. There's both an MSI gaming laptop and a custom-built desktop PC, and although neither are "current generation" machines they give a good idea of what's possible without having the very latest PC hardware.

All demonstrations are at our office in Salford, and are by appointment only. Contact Details

What we're about . . .      ZEN is not a traditional Audio-Visual dealer who started selling computers, nor is it a computer shop that also sells video products. You won't get any salesmen giving you the "hard-sell" when you call, just straightforward advice and information - which for some callers is the knowledge that they don't need to buy whatever it is they thought they needed! Above all you'll be dealing with someone with a wide range of experience and knowledge of both PCs and video production. We're not the biggest, nor necessarily the cheapest, but we are one of the longest established computer/video specialists in the UK.

Company history . . .      ZEN was started in the 1980s by Martin Kay, then working for ITV at Granada's Manchester studios, who built his first 6502-based computer in 1979 from an Ohio Scientific kit, bought in the USA whilst working as a Sound Recordist on a film shoot for World In Action. With the advent of the Amiga, which could be gen-locked to a video source, Martin started writing a variety of video-related software. This included subtitling & tele-prompting, ident clocks, scoring software for sports & gameshows, and specialist software to mimic other computer displays for use in TV film dramas like Cracker, Prime Suspect and A Touch of Frost. Martin left Granada in 1993 to concentrate on his computer-video activities with ZEN, following a natural path into non-linear editing systems, for many years the main business activity, although he still maintains an active interest in video production.

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