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Media Labs

Note: Our Conversion Station services are currently available in limited capacity as drop-off only. Please call us at 708.845.5738 to learn more or to schedule a drop-off of your materials.
Please see our Covid Updates page to learn about any changes to this service.
Our Media Labs are otherwise closed to the public for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic

Conversion Station

The Conversion Station is available to Tinley Park Library cardholders only.

Digitize and Preserve the Past

  • VHS
  • 8mm and Super8 film reels
  • 16mm film reels
  • Audio cassettes
  • 78, 45, and 33 1/3 vinyl records
  • 35mm film & slides
  • Video8 cassettes
  • Negatives
  • Photographs
  • Documents

Equipment

  • Apple iMac
  • RetroScan Universal HD Movie Scanner
  • EPSON Scanner
  • Analog to Digital Audio & Video Hubs
  • Dual Cassette Deck
  • Turntable
  • DVD Player/Video Cassette Recorder

Check out the ElGato Video Capture Device
Transfer VHS tapes at home!
ElGato Video Capture Device
Instructions for PC
Instructions for Mac

Software

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Audacity
  • Blackmagic Media Express
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Handbrake
  • GIMP
  • iZotope RX 5 Audio
  • SilverFast
  • VLC

Procedures

Available Times

Monday-Friday
9 :00 — 12:00pm
1:00 — 4:00pm
5:00 — 8:00pm
Saturday
9:00 — 12:00pm
1:00 — 4:00pm
Sunday
1:00 — 4:00pm

Digital Media Studio

The Digital Media Studio is available to Tinley Park Library cardholders only.

Get Creative

  • Compose & mix music
  • Film & edit HD video
  • Create animation & visual effects
  • Design logos & graphics
  • Capture & restore photographs & images
  • Create unique designs & labels with our vinyl cutter
  • Draw a comic or graphic novel
  • Record a podcast
  • Build a website
  • & much, much more...

Equipment

  • Apple iMac
  • Green Screen and Stage Lighting
  • Nikon Digital Camera
  • Panasonic 4K Video Camera
  • RØDE Condenser Microphone
  • RØDE NTG4+ Shotgun Microphone
  • Shure SM-57 and SM-58 instrument and vocal microphones
  • Wireless lavaliere microphone
  • RØDE smartLav+ wired lavaliere 
  • SONY Professional Headphones
  • MIDI Keyboard
  • Pen & Touch Tablet
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-format Printer

Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Atom
  • Audacity
  • Blender
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Handbrake
  • GIMP
  • Inkscape
  • Logic Pro X
  • Pro Tools
  • Silhouette Studio
  • Sketchbook Pro
  • Sublime Text 2

Policy

Available Times

Monday-Friday
9:00 — 12:00pm
1:00 — 4:00pm
5:00 — 8:00pm
Saturday
9:00 — 12:00pm
1:00 — 4:00pm
Sunday
1:00 — 4:00pm