Video and Film

Preserve your old home movies on VHS, VHS-C and Hi8 cassette or 8mm, 16mm or Super 8 film as sharable digital files! We have two Do-It-Yourself VHS-to-Digital stations available for public use.

#VHS-to-Digital Hardware and Software:

  • Lenovo Thinkstation P350 on Windows 10
  • JVC Super VHS ET player
  • Elegato Video Capture Software
  • Photoshop (Adobe)

Available upon request:

  • Maxell VHS-C Adapter
  • Samsung SCL860 Hi8 Camcorder

#Film Transfer Hardware:Film projector

  • 8mm: Sankyo Dual8 transfer with video camera
  • Super 8: Elmo Super8 Sound transfer with video camera
  • 16mm: Elmo 16mm Transfer with video camera

Please note: The film transfer service is available by appointment only. Call us at (904255-6195 to schedule your appointment or for more information

#Plan ahead:

  • Capture happens in real time. One minute of film takes one minute to digitize.
  • Allow time for setup, any editing of the footage and transferring to a storage device.
  • Plan to do any editing or playback? You may want to bring your own headphones.
  • Bring a flash drive or SD card of at least 8GB to save files. Files can also be saved to Cloud storage such as Google Photos.
  • First time using Elegato Video Capture Software? Click here for our quick video tutorial on YouTube.
  • Looking for Photoshop tips and tricks? Check out the video tutorials on LinkedIn Learning (free with your library card).

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