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Zen Computer Services

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Zen Computer Services
0161-736 5300
Martin Kay
3 Carolina Way,
North West,
M50 2ZY

About Zen Computer Services

Welcome to Zen Computer Systems

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 editing systems. 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 and 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, now the main focus of the business, although he still maintains an active interest in video production.


ZEN has been involved with video production since the 1970s, and with computers since the days of the Amiga.


This is (some of) what we provide:-
  • Custom-built PCs

  • Video editing systems

  • Editing software & hardware

  • PC repairs & upgrades

  • Edit Suite video wiring/installation

  • PPM meters installed/configured
  • Studio & Edit Suite design

  • Video Production training

  • Sound Recording & Dubbing

  • Interview studio for hire (inc lights)

  • Production Support


In fact it's hard to think of all the things that we could help you with - if you've got any video-related questions, just phone or email and we'll see what we can do for you!


IOV Videoskills Roadshow - Glasgow from Martin Kay on Vimeo.

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