Media Transfer and Duplication

Service Available for:

We are a student-focused area and do not accept jobs from individuals not affiliated with Valdosta State University. You must be a currently enrolled student or employed with VSU to be considered for this service. 

The New Media Center adheres to our copyright policy. We will refuse jobs that are considered copyright work. 

Media Conversion:

The New Media Center is capable of making multiple copies of any authorized VHS tape for streaming purposes (for academic use only) or for transfer to alternative media types (i.e. VHS to DVD). Five items or more will receive an additional $10 service charge along with the standard cost. Media conversion to digital formats will cost $15.00 per hour for non-academic work (no charge will be made for the first academic related transfer). Editing the digital format will incur an additional $15 per hour service charge. Burning a CD/DVD will be a $2.00 per hour service charge plus the supply cost of either a CD or DVD used. Supplies used will incur a tax. If you would rather not have a CD or DVD, then you can leave a flash drive with us to transfer the media to. No additional cost will be made for copying and pasting to a jump drive. We take cash or check only. 

Duplication:

After a transfer is made to DVD format, then duplications can be done using our DVD dubbing towers. We can duplicate 9 DVDs per tower from 1 master copy. We have two DVD dubbing towers. DVDs purchased from us will be $1.50 each plus tax. Duplication costs $2.00 per tower for non-academic work (no charge will be made for the first academic related duplication). For example: if a patron wants to have 4 duplicates of a non-copyright DVD, then the duplication cost will be $2.00 for the service charge plus $8.00 for the 4 DVDs supplied and 64 cents for the 8% tax on the supplied DVDs. 

VHS tapes can also be transferred to DVD directly. We have a tower that is able to run 4 VHS tapes at a time to DVD. Each run of our tower will be $2.00 for the service. 

Bringing in 5 or more master DVDs or VHS tapes to duplicate will incur an additional $10 service charge. 

We can do the following:

  • (AUDIO ONLY) 7.5-inch reel-reel to .MP3/WAV, CD or DVD 
  • Cassette to Cassette
  • Mini Digital Video Cassette to DVD or VHS
  • VHS-C to regular DVD or VHS
  • Hi-8 to regular DVD or VHS (patrons must bring Hi-8 Camera)

We also provide International Video Standard conversion (PAL, SECAM, MESECAM to NTSC).

Expected Project Completion Time:

Project request completion time can vary. This project type will be low priority as this is not our main focus at the NMC. Projects that are academic oriented will take priority over non-academic requests. Since each request is unique, it would be best to gauge the length of time for project completion on a case-by-case basis. Contact media@valdosta.edu to start the conversation.