The New AV Studio at Cheshire Public Library

Do you have a lot of precious memories sitting around on outdated media formats like VHS tapes, audio cassettes, or photo slides? Digitize those memories in our new “AV Studio”, a fully equipped digital media lab for audio and video creation as well as digital conversion. 

Digital conversion is taking an old format like a VHS tape and converting it to a digital format, which can then be saved as a file on a computer or USB drive. We currently have equipment available with the capability of digitizing the following formats:

  • VHS Tape
  • VHS-C
  • HDV Tape
  • Mini DV Tape
  • Hi 8
  • Digital 8
  • Vinyl Record
  • Audio Cassette Tape
  • 8mm Film
  • Super 8 Film
  • DVD
  • Film Negatives (135, 110 and 126)
  • 50mm Slides

The equipment in the AV Studio is available for public use, by appointment. Call our Tech Coordinator Jared at 203-272-2245 ext. 33019 to book time with the equipment. Jared will walk you through using the equipment and get you started.

Another feature of the AV Studio is audio and video creation. We have a Mac computer equipped with professional quality software for creating and editing digital content. We currently have the following software available on the Mac:

  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Logic Pro X
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Photoshop
  • Audition
  • Animate
  • Lightroom
  • Media Encoder
  • Illustrator
  • Handbrake
  • VLC Media Player
  • Wondershare DVD Creator
  • Indesign

This gives creators free access to expensive, high-quality software to make professional quality content. This computer is available for use by appointment, call our Tech Coordinator at 203-272-2245 ext 33019 to book time.

The AV Studio was made possible by funds from Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

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