About Digitization

Digitization can be a lengthy process and requires the appropriate equipment to read the source media. The Makerspace has a DVD / VCR combination player, a turntable, and a tape deck that can be connected to a computer using the Elgato Video Capture to create a digital copy of the content. This equipment is available upon request.

Elgato Video Capture

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From the manufacturer

Transfer video to your Mac or PC from a VCR, DVR, camcorder, or any other analogue video device as a high quality H.264 file. Elgato Video Capture’s easy-to-use software assists you through every step, from connecting an analogue video device to capturing video and choosing how you will watch and share it.

From the manufacturer

Elgato Video Capture automatically detects NTSC, SECAM, PAL and PAL/60 video formats for worldwide compatibility.

Video Resolution

640×480 (4:3) or 640×360 (16:9)

Video Format

H.264 at 1.4 MBit/se


AAC, 48kHZ, 128 kBit/sec


Generated files can be synced with video capable iPads, iPods, iPhones and Apple TV and can be edited in iMovie or Windows Live Movie Maker without re-encoding.