Freedman Center Blog
Digital Library, Language Learning, & Multimedia Services Center
8mm and Hi8 Now Available
We have added an 8mm and Hi8 video player to our collection, so now you can capture and digitize your old 8mm tapes in the Freedman Center*. We are looking to add a Betamax player in the future but it has proven difficult to find a working model. This brings our list of video capture sources to:
- DVD (any region)
- VHS & SVHS (NTSC, PAL, & SECAM)
- 8mm & Hi8
- 16mm Reel-to-Reel
- Any video source with RCA outputs
Why would you want to digitize your old tapes? Several professors have educational content filmed on 8mm. We help them capture the content and move it to DVD or PowerPoint for use in the classroom or for posting online.
The service is not limited to professors though. The center is open to all students, faculty, & staff. You can digitize your own home footage too. It does not have to be for a classroom! You will learn a lot about digital video in the process and that learning process is part of our mission. Last semester we helped a student digitize footage of his father's football games from 16mm film to DVD, for example. What a great holiday gift!
*in compliance with copyright law.
Posted by Aaron Shaffer on February 21, 2006 11:06 AM
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