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Audio, Video Cassette Tape, and Movie Film Conversion (Movie 8 and Super 8 reel-to-reel films)

The Lehi FamilySearch Center has equipment for you to use to convert audio, video tapes, and movie film to digital formats. Please click on the "GET STATION INFO - RESERVE" links to the right to learn about each station we have available.



Audio Cassette Digitizers

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This unit converts audio cassette tapes to a variety of digital formats. This is done in real time -- 30 minutes of audio will take 30 minutes to capture. The digital files are stored directly onto a USB drive. While monitoring the audio with headphones during the session, family history work can be completed on a computer.

Click here to reserve Cassette Digitizer



Video Tape Conversion Stations

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Equipment is provided to capture, in real-time, video from VHS, Compact VHS (VHS-C), 8mm, Hi8, 8mm movies, and MiniDV cassette tapes. The captured video files will be in MP4 format and will be transferred to the guest's personal USB drive to take home. A two-hour video will need about 4G of USB storage. Guests can bring their own video camera and cables for maximum compatibility.

Other video tape formats can also be captured with the guest's video camera/player and the cables to connect to a TV set (yellow, red, and white RCA cables or S-Video cable).

The video tape can be split into smaller topic-based files during the conversion - birthday party, vacation, graduation, etc. The result is small subject-based videos that can be uploaded to Social Media (Facebook), loaded on a phone, or easily shared with family & friends.

There are three different types of video conversion equipment you can reserve:

  • VHS Click here to reserve VHS conversion equipment.
  • 8MM Video Tape Cassette Click here to reserve 8MM Video Cassette conversion equipment.
  • Mini DV Click here to reserve Mini DV conversion equipment.


Preparing to Use the Video Conversion Equipment

For a successful experience, consider the following:
  • Rewind tapes or set at start point before coming, if possible, to maximize time
  • Expect about two hours and 15 minutes of video content during a session with 15 minutes at the end to save video files
  • Bring an external USB drive with at least 16G or more of available space for a single session. (3.0 USB drive is strongly recommended)
  • MP4 video files will be the result of the conversion. DVD is possible if desired but not typical
  • Do not bring tapes with commercial content or copyrighted material, only family-related videos

The video conversion equipment is to be used only with the assistance of a trained technology missionary.

Considering the large number patrons desiring to convert video tapes, patrons may only reserve two sessions per week.



Movie Film Conversion (Movie 8 and Super 8 reel-to-reel films)

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This unit converts old 8mm movie films to a digital file. This is done in real time. The captured files will be in MP4 format and will be transferred to the guest's personal USB drive to take home. You will monitor the coversion on a computer. It takes seven minutes to convert one minute of film. For example - it will take fifty-six minute to convert an eight minute film.

Click here to reserve 8MM movie film converter.


Preparing to Use the Movie Film Conversion Equipment

For a successful experience, consider the following:
  • You will need seven minutes for each minute of film. You will have a maximum of 2 hours and 15 minutes) with 15 minutes at the end to save the files
  • Bring an external USB drive with at least 16G or more of available space for a single session. (3.0 USB drive is strongly recommended)
  • MP4 video files will be the result of the conversion. DVD is possible if desired but not typical
  • Do not bring movies with commercial content or copyrighted material, only family-related movies

The conversion equipment is to be used only with the assistance of a trained technology missionary.


Considering the large number patrons desiring to convert movie films, patrons may only reserve two sessions per week.







Center Hours
Lehi FamilySearch Center
Lost & Found
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Center Directors
Carolyn and Lonny Pace
3201 Garden Drive
Lehi, UT 84043
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(801)356-5820
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