Welcome to Zin! VTRWorks

Zin VTR Works! Putting the Zing back into VTRs since the 19 zixtiesKen Zin, Principal Engineer

ZinFurbishing™ • ZinRepairs™ • ZinCessories™ • ZinRentals™ • ZinSales™


2″ Quad, 2″ Helical, 1″ Helical, 1/2″ Helical, and 

 many other vintage professonal VTR and VCR formats

cropped-KenZin-Working-IMG_4825-Cropped-e1400827865337.jpgFrom Cassettes to Quad, Ken has had “Hands-In” more formats than he’d like to remember.    That depth of knowledge enables Zin! VTR Works to provide excellently prepared Archival Video Recorders to preserve one-of-a-kind content.
Ken solves related complex problems.  See examples in the “Posts” section here at www.ZinVTRWorks.com
Service • Parts • New Circuitry for Old Equipment • New Machines for Old Formats. Ask for details.
Zin! VTR Works serves a range of Archive and Commercial clients.
We can help you! Call (530) 301-2931 or  e-mail ted@ZinVTRWorks.com
 What customers say:

“(I) consider Mr. Zin to be one of the true experts in the field of legacy video equipment.

I know of few men who come close to having his knowledge and technical ability to refurbish 2″ quad and 1″ helical VTRs. I cannot recommend Mr. Zin highly enough.”Allan McConnell, Head, Audio Video Preservation Laboratory, Library of Congress (Read 2007 letter)

Watch ZinVTRWorks.com for more details about our

    • ZinRentals™ Archival Quality VTR and VCR Rental and Leasing Service
    • ZinFurbished™ Sony BVU-950 3/4″ recorders with internal TBCs and Time Code
    • ZinFurbished™ Sony VO-9850 and Sony VO-9800 3/4″ VCR’s with SMPTE Time Code and ZinFan™
    • ZinFurbished™ AVR-2 Quad VTR
    • All listed VTRs and VCRs available for purchase, lease or rent
    • Have us ZinSpect™ your machines.
    • ZinCessories™ include:
    • ZinCards: AVR-2 Extender Card Sets and custom-made cards for your VTRs and VCRs
    • Calibrated Tektronix VM-700A Automated Test Systems with ability to save or print test results
  • Calibrated Test Signal Generators from Tektronix and Rhode and Schwarz

Contact Ted Langdell for information

(530) 301-2931 or Click here to e-mail