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The Shop Equipment and Technology


The Shop offers equipment to digitize analog audiovisual materials in a variety of formats.

EPSON 680 FastFoto

Scan thousands of photos — as fast as 1 photo per second.FastFoto brings old photos to life with auto enhancement, color restoration 

  • Single-Step Technology — capture both the image and any handwritten notes on the back in a single scan
  • Powerful Document Scanning — includes Epson ScanSmart Software with OCR, which converts scanned images into readable text; scan documents up to 240"; scan speeds up to 45 ppm/90 ipm5
  • SafeTouch Technology — for worry-free scanning of delicate photos; carrier sheet included, plus microfiber cloth to lightly dust photos


EPSON Perfection V600 Flatbed Scanner

  • Photographic Prints (up to 8.5" x 11")
  • Slides
  • 35mm Photo Negatives
  • Medium Format Film

ClearClick Video to Digital Converter 3.0:

  • VHS tapes
  • VHS-C tapes
  • Betamax tapes

Wolverine Data Film2Digital MovieMaker

  • 8mm film
  • Super8 film

ION Audio Classic LP | 3-Speed USB Conversion Turntable

  • Vinyl records


We do not currently have equipment to digitize videotape formats other than VHS, VHS-C and Beta, nor film formats other than 8mm and Super8. 


Have a large project to digitize and need some tips on getting started? The following Center for Local History presentation is a great place to start.

Additional Resources

Film Formats Visual Guide - A guide to assist in identifying film formats

Videotape Identification Guide - This visual guide helps you identify the different video formats in your collection. The presentations are subdivided into open reel (reel-to-reel) and cassette systems. Details for every format include brand names, measurements, usage, information on equipment, and an indication of risks of deterioration and obsolescence.

Center for Home Movies - The purpose of the Center for Home Movies (CHM) is to collect, preserve, provide access to, and promote understanding of home movies and amateur motion pictures.

National Film Preservation Foundation - The National Film Preservation Foundation is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America's film heritage.

Association for Recorded Sound Collections - The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods.

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