Product Notes & News
New website at NDIstuff.uk
No "new" news any more...
There will probably be no further News updates since ZEN Computer Services is 95% closed due to martin's retirement.
Create NDI routing switchers in any size from 6in-2out up to 20in-24out
Colour Gradient Background generator for NDI
ZEN and Magewell at IBC 2016 - Amsterdam RAI 9-13 September
Martin was in Amsterdam for the IBC 2016 exhibition and could be found (for much of the time) on Magewell's booth C79 in Hall 5 (that's at the northern end of the complex, to the right as you enter via the main entrances)
The Magewell booth featured the 4K cards along with the rest of the product range of PCIe and USB3 video capture devices.
There was also a demonstration of NDI, using a Quad input Pro Capture card to ingest multiple HD input signals and transmit them to a second PC via NDI.
(This was almost 2 years before Magewell announced the introduction of their Pro Convert hardware NDI encoders!)
NOTE: The ZEN office in Salford is usually closed for the duration of IBC in September.
Shaune Harrison Make-up Academy
We had an interesting neighbour, co-located in the same building as ZEN during the late 2010s. Specialising in prosthetics for film & television, the make-up academy will run a range of courses including:-
Shaune is a highly experienced proponent of prosthetics, having worked on films like Star Wars Ep1, Captain America, The DaVinci Code, World War Z, The Fifth Element, Sleepy Hollow, Stardust, The Mummy and the Harry Potter series.
For more information, see shauneharrisonacademy.com
now relocated to the Wirral
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera + B4 lens tests
Looking back at Caption Generation ...
The art of better sound - when to say "No" (article on the support page)
For some people, their experience of recording sound starts with making wedding videos or recording other live events. As a sound recordist, youíre there to capture whatever is happening, as best you can. Getting better sound under those conditions usually involves better equipment, or making better use of what youíve already got. But not all shoots are like that, and itís easy to fall into the trap of thinking thatís the only way of working. What Iím saying is that whenever you can have any control over your environment, you should try to make use of it.
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