A Place for Village Residents to Convert Vintage Media to Modern Digital Formats
The Video Lab houses the Marvin Green Memorial Capture Center, where all residents may use equipment without charge to convert their old media (including 35mm slides, VHS and Betamax tapes, 8mm and Super 8 films, long-play records, cassette tapes, and digital and mini-DV video tapes) to modern digital formats. In addition, equipment is available to make multiple copies of CDs and DVDs and to design and print full-color labels on CDs and DVDs.
The Capture Center is open during regular Video Lab hours, Tuesday-Friday from 1-4 pm. Lab Supervisors assist residents with all Capture Center services, but residents do the actual work themselves. There is a charge for supplies used, such as blank CDs and DVDs and printer ink. (Bring your own blank CDs and DVDs if you wish.)
Our 8mm and Super 8 film copier at right copies old films frame-by-frame to an SD card. Once copied, they play as videos (no audio). Because this is a slow process, residents may borrow the film copier over the weekend (deposit required). We have no equipment to copy 16mm film.
Residents using the Capture Center are invited to make a donation to the Video Club. For residents who prefer to have their legacy capture work done for them, the Video Club provides referrals to affordable resources, including Village Television.
Preserve your memories FOR FREE in the Video Club Capture Center.