We are now offering a program to digitize VHS tapes to CDs. The files they convert to are easily played on computers. Currently looking for a way to play on DVD players.

What You Need to Know:

  1. Come in and fill out a Digitize form
  2. We will digitize the VHS tapes onto a disc or flash drive
  3. We will call you when the file is ready for pick up (1-2 weeks per VHS)

What to Keep in Mind:

  1. Deteriorated/grainy footage will convert onto Disc/Flash Drives the same way.
  2. We cannot control condition of footage. Whatever condition the VHS tapes is in is how you will get it on the Disc/Flash Drive.
  3. When converting, it takes as long as the length of the tape. 2 hour footage is 2 hours of converting and so on.
  4. Due to demand/hours of trained staff the process can be 1-2 weeks for completed works.

VHS Formats:

The program can convert most VHS formats. Some formats are not eligible.

  • Captures video in the universal H.264 digital format – ready for iPad, iMovie, Windows Live Movie Maker, and YouTube
  • World-ready; handles NTSC, SECAM, PAL and PAL/60 video

Cost:

$1 for Disc

OR you can give us a Flash Drive to put the content onto.

PLEASE NOTE: Flash Drives must have enough storage to store the data file (64 GB or higher normally but depends on file size).

Conditions:

VHS tapes are older technology. The library is not responsible for any damage to tapes . Our staff are trained to properly digitize VHS. Due to the age of VHS technology, if you are afraid the tapes may get damaged during the transferring process we ask that you do not use this service.