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.
Equipment Available for Conversion:
- VHS Tapes (Home Movies)
- 8mm and Super 8
- LP Records to mp3
- Cassettes to mp3
- 3.5 inch floppy disks
- DVD/CD Burning
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 can be booked ahead of time for up to three hours per day.
- Remote VHS conversion options are also available for up to two VHS at a time, please print and sign the waiver and attach to your VHS when you bring it to your library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-415-8475 to find out more.
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.
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 computers.