About Zin! VTR Works!

Zin! VTR Works equipment and service includes a range of Archive and Commercial clients.

Ken Zin working on Sony 3/4" Deck in front of Ampex AVR-3

Ken Zin troubleshoots a Sony BVU-950 3/4″ Umatic recorder with Ampex AVR-3 in the background

From Cassettes to Quad, Ken Zin has had “Hands-In” more formats than he’d like to remember. That 45-year plus depth of knowledge enables Zin! VTR Works (represented by flashscan8.us) to provide excellently prepared Archival Video Recorders to preserve one-of-a-kind content. Ken solves related complex problems, including: • Sources of parts to replace ones that haven’t been available in years • The design of new technology to keep vintage equipment working, often working better than when-new. •  New machines for old formats can also be designed and built.

To get more details about Zin! VTR Works services and equipment available through flashscan8.us
Click on these links:

ZinFurbished VTRs for Sale Lease or Rent

ZinFurbished Sony VO-9850 ready to go!

Sony VP-7040 Multistandard PAL, SECAM, NTSC 4.43 Player

ZinParts:  OEM or Zin! VTR Works sourced or custom created.  See the parts page link below!

Other Archival Quality VCRs available for sale, lease or rent include:

  • Sony BVU-950 3/4″ Umatic broadcast recorder w/Internal TBC, (some w/Noise Reduction) Time Code
  • Sony Hi-8 EVO-9850 with internal Time Base Correction and Noise Reduction
  • Sony SVHS/VHS SVO-5800 with internal Time Base Correction and Noise Reduction
  •  Panasonic AG-W3 “World VHS VCR” that plays VHS tapes in NTSC, NTSC 4.33, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM and MESECAM (Middle East SECAM).
    • Similar Samsung SV-4000 Multistandard VHS unit with Tuner
  • Sony VP-7040 Player for PAL, SECAM and NTSC 4.43
  • Sony 1″ Type C:
    • BVH-2000
    • BVH-2130 three-hour w/Internal TBC
    • BVH-2800 w/PCM digital audio
  • Ampex 1″ Type C
    • VPR-3 3-hour capable with complete monitoring in rolling console
  • Ampex AVR-2 Quad VTRs for NTSC with necessary air compressor, dehydrator and filters.
  • EIAJ 1/2″ Reel to Reel with ZinMods

We’re adding pages and links for these and other VTRs and VCRs so check back weekly, or ask us to contact you using the link below. If you don’t see what you need listed here, contact us.  We may have something on the shelf awaiting ZinFurbishment! Zin! VTR Works has parts available for a number of common VCRs, and can locate, supply or custom-make other items.

Click here for the ZinParts page to see what’s being featured.

For more information or to order, click on our Contact Page and let us know how to reach you and what equipment you’re specifically interested in.
Contact us for Service, Parts and Consultation on Videotape Recorder Modifications and Videotape Migration Systems.
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(530) 301-2931  ted@flashscan8.us
www.flashscan8.us               209 East 12th Street, Marysville, CA 95901