Layton Utah FamilySearch Center/Scanners and Converters

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915 Gordon Avenue
Layton, Utah 84041
(801) 784-2100
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The Layton FamilySearch Center has the following equipment to assist you in scanning documents and photos to digital format, and converting other video and audio media to digital format.

High speed photo scanners
Flatbed scanners, including an over-sized flatbed scanner
Document scanner
VHS to DVD converter
Family Room
8 mm reel to reel converter
Mini DV camera to DVD converter
Slide scanners
Audio cassette converter
Phonograph to digital converter
Wolverine negative/slide converter
CD/DVD/Blueray duplicator

Please reserve only one time slot per visit. However, special arrangements can be made for those traveling longer distances to the Center. Please contact the Center at 801-784-2100 for further information regarding this issue.

Please be on time for your reservation. The reservation will only be held for 15 minutes after which the reservation will be cancelled.



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High Speed Photo Scanners - Flatbed Scanners - Over-sized Flatbed Scanner

Each of the scanning stations has a flatbed scanner and a batch scanner attached. We also have an oversized flatbed scanner for those projects that are too large for a standard size scanner. Please call the center to reserve the over-sized scanner during your visit.

Before your visit:
1. Remove photographs from albums and any sticky tabs if necessary. If older pictures are mounted on cardboard, they can be scanned separately on the flatbed scanner.
2. Pictures should be sorted by size and direction. They must be fed into the scanner in groups of the same size to avoid jamming the scanner. The photos are inserted into the scanner face-up with the top of the photo at the bottom. After sorting by size, sort again by direction. In order to save time, it is best if portrait-oriented pictures are separated from landscape-oriented ones.
3. The batch scanners are capable of scanning both sides of a photo or document simultaneously. It is suggested that photos or documents with content on both sides be separated out into their own group.
4. A flash drive is needed for storing the digitized images created. It is recommended that a 16GB or larger flash drive be dedicated just for scanning documents and photos.
5. The Kodak software allows you to restore, crop, and separate sheets of pictures into individual pictures.
6. Trained staff are always available to help patrons use the scanners.

Please plan on the last 10 minutes of your reserved time to save your photos. Be sure you finish up on time so that the person following you can have their full time.

Click on the "Reserve" button below to make a reservation for the photo scanner.





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Document Scanner
The document scanner will scan documents up to 8 1/2 inches wide. The scanner will accept multiple pages at once, but the pages must be separated (no bindings, staples, etc.). The scanner will convert your multiple page documents to single pdf file (either black and white or color).

Click on the "Reserve" button below to make a reservation for the document scanner.







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VHS to DVD Converter
The equipment will capture the video and store it on a DVD. In order to have a successful session, here are some things to know:
-For full size VHS tapes, rewind the tapes or set at start point before coming.
-Expect about two hours of video content during a session with half hour of setup/wrap up. Plan to complete all efforts within the scheduled time period.
-Do not bring tapes with commerical content or copyrighted material, only family-related videos.
-The captured video file will be transferred to the patron's personal DVD to take home. A VHS or DVD can also be made into an MP4 file.
-Please bring blank DVD discs (DVD-R types).
-You'll need a DVD for every two hours of VHS video.

Click on the "Reserve" button below to make a reservation for the VHS converter.






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Family Room
The Family Room is designed for families or groups to be able to convert old family VHS tapes to DVD.

Click on the "Reserve" button below to learn more about the Family Room make a reservation.






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8 mm Reel to Reel Converter
This is a Movie Maker scanner to digitize 8mm and Super 8 movies up to 9” reels. It digitizes frame by frame for high quality digital output. If your film is not in good condition such as dusty, broken, ruptured sprocket holes, misaligned, taped overlap, bent, spliced, gluey or thick, please check and fix the film problems first. Otherwise it may be stuck on film track, or damage/jamstop or produce poor quality or jittery videos.

Click on the "Reserve" button below to make a reservation for the 8mm film converter.





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Mini DV Camera to DVD Converter
This is a sony Hi 8 camcoder that uses a Hi8 cassette. This camera uses Powerdirector the same software that we use on our VHS to DVD recorder.

Click on the "Reserve" button below to make a reservation for the mini DV or Hi8 converter.






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Slide Scanner
This scanner will automatically capture up to 20 film slides per minute.

Click on the "Reserve" button below to make a reservation for the 35mm slide scanner.











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Audio Cassette Converter
This audio device will play your cassette tape and convert it to a MP3 format. It will also let you save your MP3 file to a USB drive. This device is not scheduled and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This device can be used for one hour, plus incremental 30-minute periods until the scanner is needed by another patron.



Phonograph to Digital Converter
This audio device will convert phonograph records to a MP3 format. It will also let you save your MP3 file to a USB drive. This device is not scheduled and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This device can be used for one hour, plus incremental 30-minute periods until the scanner is needed by another patron.



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Wolverine negative/slide converter
This scanner converts 35mm, 126, 110 negatives and slides into .jpg digital files. It will also capture still-shot images from 8mm film reels. This scanner is not scheduled and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This scanner can be used for one hour, plus incremental 30-minute periods until the scanner is needed by another patron.


CD/DVD/Blueray duplicator
This device will duplicate any CD, DVD or Blueray disk. This device is not scheduled and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This scanner can be used for one hour, plus incremental 30-minute periods until the scanner is needed by another patron.


Copyright Notice:

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement.