Video Digitizing & Editing

Video Digitizing & Editing

Video Digitizing & Editing

General information

  • There are 2 video edit suites offered in the SMS - 1 iMac computer (in Edit Room 1) and 1 Windows computer (in Edit Room 2)
  • The Windows computer in Edit 2 is also set up to digitize videos, from VHS to DVD and mini-DV tapes
  • Edit suites can be reserved in advance through an online scheduler tool for up to 3 hours at a time
  • The 3rd edit suite (Formerly Edit 3) is being transformed over the summer into a podcasting studio, which will be open by the start of fall semester.
  • All computers in the SMS are set up for only temporary file storage, which means that when shut down or rebooted, all files that were not preset on the machine will be erased. Thus it is very important to store content on a dedicated device.

Reserve Edit 1 (Mac)

Reserve Edit 2 (Video Digitizing & Editing)

 

 

Video Digitizing

Equipment

  • mini-DV (through use of a provided camcorder)
  • VHS and S-VHS
  • DVD player
  • Windows computer with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD Plus software

Documentation

Additional information

  • Please see an SMS consultant if needing assistance using the capture station for the first time
  • If you have a different video format, like Hi-8 or Digital 8 or a camcorder that records to mini-DVD disks, users must bring in their own camcorder with AV cables to connect to the capture computer

Video Editing

Equipment

  • Editing suites are equipped with:
    • dual monitors
    • an external DVD player and Blu-ray burner

IMPORTANT:  Please read the SMS Use Policies page before using an edit suite.

Software

For the list of software that's available on the various University Library workstations (including the SMS), visit the Library Workstations libguide.

Video production at home

For a list of free software and tools related to video projects, visit the SMS Free Apps & Software Libguide's page on video production.

Camcorder checkout

Looking to borrow a video camera? This service is available through the Circulation Desk and managed by Circulation Services. For more information, visit Circulation's Camcorder and Accessories Information page.

students work on a video project in an editing suite in the SMS