The digital conversion station in the Creativity Commons provides the equipment and hardware for customers to digitize their media and the ability to edit it. Currently the conversion equipment supports VHS & S-VHS to digital, record to digital and cassette to digital.
Using the Elgato Video Capture, you can digitize video from a VCR, camcorder and other analogue video sources for playback. Elgato Video Capture uses easy to use software that allows for the conversion of analogue to digital. Here are 6 easy steps to use the Elgato Video Conversion.
Using the Digital Conversion
The Digital Conversion is available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be booked ahead of time for up to three hours per day.
Rules for using the Conversion Clinic
- You must have an active Vancouver Island Regional Library card.
- You must be 13 years or older or accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
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Is there a fee to use the conversion equipment?
No, there is no fee to use the conversion equipment.
Are there DVD-RW and CD-RW available for purchase?
No, the Vancouver Island Regional Library does not have DVD-RW or CD-RW disks available for purchase. However we do sell USB memory sticks.
Can I do high speed digitization?
No, the digitization process converts the video and audio recordings in real-time. A two hour film or record will take two hours to digitize.
Can I edit my files at the library?
Yes, using the editing stations, you can edit your video and audio files on the Creativity Commons iMac computers.