VCU Libraries is providing multimedia sampling stations to enhance digital access to our collections and to support new media technologies in research and instruction. The VCU community can use digital collections and digitized sounds, video clips, images, and text to enhance their learning and teaching! These stations are self-service, please see the Media Computer Use page for information about consultations or reserving a station in advance.
(PC and Mac) Scan images, slides, negatives, transparencies and text. Save as digital images, pdfs, documents and other formats or send to printer. These scanners are equipped with 11"x17" flatbeds and automatic document feeders. Software includes Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 and Scansoft Omnipage 15 and more.
For large batch slide scanning, MRS recommends an orientation appointment for your first session.
(PC Only) Capture from phonograph, cassette, digital audio tape, scanner (for scores), an M-Audio Key Rig 25 keyboard & and other formats. Save as digital audio files or burn to audio CD. Stations are equipped with the Creative Labs Audigy2 ZS Card. Software includes Sound Forge 9.0, Sonar Home Studio 4, Sibelius 5, PhotoScore Ultimate and more.
(PC and Mac) Capture from VHS, Hi-8, DV Tape, DVD, camcorder and other formats. Export as analog or digital video, save as digital video files or burn to DVD or Blu-ray. These stations are equipped with VHS/DVD players and analog to digital converters. Software includes Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, NeroVision 5, Discreet Media Cleaner XL, Apple Final Cut Express, DVD Studio Pro 3 , Garage Band, and more.
Additional accessories available for loan
- Stereo Headphones
- Portable DVD/CD RW drive
- 9 in 1 Media and SDHD card readers
- USB thumb drives
- External harddrive (100GB and 200GB) for Mac and PC
- NEC LT20 portable digital projector
- Slide projector
- Network cables
- RCA, S-Video, Firewire, and USB cables and adapters
- VHS-C to VHS adapters
- Slide, film negative and transparency holders for scanners
If you have special equipment needs, feel free to contact us. We have a variety of format players and can hook them up to the stations by appointment.