Analog Capture Tools

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intensity shuttleIf you have older, analog media collecting dust in your office, now is the time to digitize! The CL245 eLearning Studio within the Library Tech Commons is equipped with the gear you need for capturing audio and video from DVDs, MiniDV tapes, VHS tapes and even audio cassette tapes.

To use the eLearning Studio, reserve a time slot with our online calendar, and then review the steps for digitization provided in this online document. If you have any questions, or if you anticipate needing assistance during your visit, please contact us to make an appointment.

Please note the following:

  • Analog capture takes place in real time. If your VHS tape is 2hrs long, it’s going to take at least 2hrs to capture.
  • Capture from DVD, MiniDV and VHS using our setup will produce an MOV file. If you prefer an MP4 file, we recommend the additional step of using of MPEG Streamclip to convert the MOV to MP4.
  • We use the Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle capture box and QuickTime for the capture process. If you would like to learn more about the device, or try out its bundled software, please refer to the product website and user guide.


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