The Patrick Heath Public Library offers digital media lab equipment on the second floor for public use. The goals of the Digital Media Lab (DML) are to provide the community with resources to create and preserve digital content with hardware and software that they may not otherwise be able to afford. The DML includes hardware and software that enables users to create original media and to convert analog media content to digital formats. The DML is open during library hours, but all equipment must be logged off or returned 15 minutes before the library closes.
A variety of equipment and services are available for use free of charge. Some equipment is available for checkout on a limited basis. All equipment checkouts and returns will be handled at the Adult Services Desk.
The DML is not available for general computing activities such as word processing, web browsing or email. This station is available only for those who need to use the special software and hardware.
Users of the DML accept financial responsibility for any and all damage caused to the equipment or space beyond normal wear.
Users must save their work to an external memory source. External hard drives and flash drives are available for checkout at the Adult Services Desk.
Personal information, saved passwords, web history, and files created while using the DML are not automatically deleted at the end of each session, so patrons should make sure to delete any personal information before ending their session.
Users are expected to have a working knowledge of the equipment and software. Staff cannot help patrons for extended periods or perform work for them.
Behavior at the DML is to be consistent with the library’s Behavior Policy.
Due to limited space, a maximum of two people are allowed to use the DML at any one time.
Patrons working with audio or video will be asked to use headphones in order to minimize noise.
Patrons should not install any programs on DML equipment without permission from the library staff member on duty.
Printing is available via the library’s print management system. Black and white prints are $.25 per page and color prints are $1.00 per page. The printing stations will accept coins and/or bills but not credit cards. Any change will be returned in coinage.
RULES GOVERNING USE
Use of the DML equipment is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of this privilege. Examples of inappropriate use include, but are not limited to, the following:
Initially adopted: October 10, 2019
Before using the DML, a new user must complete an orientation session with a library staff member and sign a Digital Media Lab User Agreement. After completing the orientation session, the form will be kept on file and the user will be free to use and reserve time on the DML.
Use of the lab is available to Patrick Heath Public Library cardholders.
6th graders up to adults 17 years and older who have:
5th graders and younger who have:
Reservations, Appointments, Drop-Ins and Time Limits
AGREEMENT FORM MUST BE SIGNED! Download and print.
Dell Laptop with Windows 10 - Connects to Internet ; Creative Cloud products are loaded on it; the software for the Epson Flatbed scanner, the Epson FastFoto Scanner, and the Czur Document Scanner are all loaded on it; the HUE Animation software is loaded on it. Click on the Scanners tab to learn more about scanning projects. Click on the Applications/Software tab to learn more about Creative Cloud and HUE Animation. Watch YouTube Windows 10 tutorial.
MacBook Pro - Creative Cloud products are loaded on it. Click on the Applications/Software tab to learn more about the Creative Cloud Suite. The Elgato VHS to Digital Converter is also loaded on the MacBook. If you're a new MacBook user, please watch this YouTube Tutorial.
128G iPad with case and keyboard. The LumaFusion media editiing app is loaded on it. Click on the Applications/Software tab to learn more about LumaFusion. Watch a quick YouTube iPad tutorial to learn how to use it.
Creative Cloud Suite
Includes PhotoShop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Indesign, Adobe Premiere Pro,
After effects, Audition, Dream Weaver and more! Watch Tutorials for Creative Cloud Suite.
Hue Animation Studio
Contains everything that a budding animator needs to create stop motion animation videos! The studio comes with a small backdrop, HD camera, USB camera with microphone, instruction book, printable activities. Here is a nice list of tutorials you can view to get the most out of Hue Animation Studio!
The app is located on our iPad. Look for the icon above. This is a multi-track video editor used by mobile journalists, filmmakers, and professional video producers to tell compelling video stories. The app is located on our iPad. Look for the icon above. Watch this YouTube tutorial to learn how to use it!
Elgato Video (VHS) to Digital Converter. The software can be found on the MacBook Pro. Watch tutorial.
Digitnow! USB audio capture to convert cassette tapes to digital files. The software is loaded on the Dell Laptop.
Wolverine Titan F2D - Film to Digital Converter. It can be used with either our MacBook or our Dell Laptop. View the F2D tutorial.
Epson Perfection V600 Scanner - negatives, film, image, photo, documents. Can be used only on our Dell Laptop. View the scanning tutorial.
Epson FastFoto FF640 Scanner - you can scan thousands of photos, as fast as 1 photo per second. Single-step Technology automatically scans both the image and handwritten notes on the back. Can be used only with our Dell Laptop. View the fastfoto tutorial.
Czur Scanner ET16 Plus - Book and document scanner - Books, magazines, contracts, or any paper document within size A3; can also scan realia. Can be used only with our Dell Laptop. You'll have to sit through a small commercial, but then you can view a Czur Scanner tutorial.
GoPro Hero 7 White - The battery is built in and it must be charged with an external charger and cord. The GoPro has already been set up and can be updated only by a staff member. Go to about 14 minutes into this YouTube video, and see how to use all the functions on the GoPro. You an also read the Manual for an overview.
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera - includes wide angle and telephoto lenses - shoots digital photos and video. Watch a YouTube tutorial, or read the hardcopy manual that comes with the camera.
Comica UHF Wireless Microphones (CVM-WM200) (2) - connect to cameras to produce higher quality audio. The receiver can be mounted on top of our Canon EOS camera. Sound can be monitored through headphones.
Azden SMX 10 Directional Stereo Microphone - battery operated; can be mounted on a camera that allows audio input. It can be used with the library's Canon EOS Rebel as seen here.
Emerson 4 Head Video Cassette Player with Elgato Video Capture System - transfers analog videos to digital files (VHS C adapter available)
AV Cart - Pullout keyboard tray and power strip/cord
2 External Hard Drives for temporary file storage
Magnetic Gorillapod Tripod and Bluetooth for remote shutter control
Raayoo External Floppy Disk Drive - Can be used if files are compatible with library software, e.g. word documents and standard picture files
Card Reader - Reads CF Cards, MS Cards, TF Cards and SD Cards
2 x 32 " LG Monitors. You can connect the Dell or MacBook to a larger monitor when working on your projects. Please ask for an HDMI cable to connect to the monitor. The power button is located on the very bottom in the center in front of the stand.
PNY USB 3.1 Flash Drive with 512 GB
Rioddas External DVD/CD Drive - works with the Dell and the MacBook
Dell Precision 5530 Laptop
MacBook Pro Laptop
2 x 32" LG Monitors
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Camera
GoPro Hero 7 White Action Camera
Wolverine F2D Titan Film to Digital Converter
Byrne Hitch Portable Charger (2 units)
Toshiba Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Hard Drive (2 units)
UGreen Card Reader (2 units)
PNY USB 3.1 Flash Drive with 512 GB
Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner
Epson FastFoto FF640 Scanner
Elgato Video Capture Analog Video to Digital Files Conversion Hardware
Ritz Gear 5 Pc. Deluxe Cleaning Kit
For.Panisonic.Camcorders (VW-GTE7E) Video Cassette Adapter (Adapts VHS-C and Super VHS-C videocassettes for standard VCRs) - Requires 1 AA Battery
AZDEN SMX-10 Directional Stereo Microphone
COMICA CVM-WM200(A) UHF Wireless Microphone
RAAYOO 3.5" Floppy Disk Reader for Mac OS
SELF PORTRAIT DEVICE Bluetooth Remote Shutter - Requires CR 2032 Lithium Battery
GorillaPod Magnetic Camera Tripod
HUE Animation Studio Stop Animation Kit
plugable Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station with Power Delivery
Sony Multi-Function DVD Recorder (VRD-MC5)
Emerson Video Cassette Recorder (EWV404) - Donated
Rioddas External DVD/CD Drive (Not part of Technology Grant)