Lehi Utah FamilySearch Center/Scanners
Photo/Slide/Document Scanners & Video/Audio Tape Converters
The following equipment is available to scan and convert:
- Photo Batch Scanner -- Uses a feed tray to automatically scan photos and other images. Creates .jpg files.
- Flatbed Scanner -- Excellent for documents, certificates, newspapers, and photo albums. Creates .jpg files.
- Slide Scanner -- Scans individual slides automatically using a carousel or stack loader. Creates .jpg files.
- Negative Scanner -- Scans individual negatives and slides. Creates .jpg files.
- Document Scanner -- Scan multiple page documents store it on a flash drive. Creates .pdf files.
- Book Scanner -- Best device to scan bound books. The open book is scanned from above and pages are split in two. Creates .pdf files.
- Video Tape Converter -- Converts video tapes into digital video files. Creates .mpg and .mp4 files.
- Audio Tape Converter -- Converts audio tapes into digital audio files. Creates .mp3 files.
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The following Scanners/Converter must be scheduled
Czur Aura Book Scanner[edit | edit source]
The Czur Book Scanner provides innovative AI Technology for enhanced scanning performance. It will scan all types of documents but is best suited for bound books. Its revolutionary "Book Curve Flattening" technology minimizes damage to the binding while scanning. This technology uses three precise laser lines for incredible scanning accuracy and image clarity. It uses a 14 megapixel camera for superb image quality.
Typically, the final output will be a multi-page PDF document, but the Optical Character Recognition software can convert captured JPG images with typed text into editable Word, Excel or searchable PDF formats.
The software can auto-detect page turns to trigger the scan automatically or a convenient foot pedal can be used to control the triggering of the next scan while keeping your hands free.
Image corrections/adjustments can be made to your scanned images before the final output is created.
NOTE: If the book binding can be removed (spiral, ring, screw, etc.) you will have best results by scanning the pages on our document scanner. This scanner is not reserved. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kodak Photo Scanner[edit | edit source]
Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System PS80 Batch Scanner (left)
The PS80 Batch Scanner converts old and new photos into JPEG files in minutes. These digital images of color and black-and-white photos can be used to preserve memories and allow multiple options to share images. This photo scanner accommodates photos and documents up to 8-1/2 x 14 inches and scans up to 85 photos per minute. It will also scan both sides of the photo in a single pass to capture notes about the picture on the back.
Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System - Flatbed Accessory (right)
With the Flatbed scanner, multiple photos on an album page can be scanned and then saved as individual image files so there’s no risk of harm to them and album pages remain intact. This scanner can also be used for newspaper articles, documents, books, and various photos that will not properly feed through the photo scanner.
The flatbed scanner will accept materials up to 12 x 18 inches.
SlideSnap Slide Scanner[edit | edit source]
SlideSnap X1 Slide Scanner
The Slide Scanner is the latest generation 35mm slide scanner. It employs a high optical resolution, large sensor Sony digital camera to automatically capture up to 15 film slides per minute. It will accept Kodak compatible carousels and the stack loader will accept groups of individual slides.
A technology-trained missionary will assist during all scanning projects.
Video Tape Conversion[edit | edit source]
Video Tape Conversion Room
Equipment is provided to capture, in real-time, the video from full-size VHS and Compact VHS (VHS-C) tapes. The captured video files will be in .mpg and .mp4 formats and will be transferred to the patron's personal USB drive to take home. A two-hour video will need about 8G of USB storage for the .mpg format and 2G for the .mp4 format. Other video tape formats can also be captured with the patron's video camera/player and the cables to connect to a TV set (RCA cables (yellow, red, white) or S-Video cable). The video tape can be split into smaller topic-based segments 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.
While the digital video files will provide the best option to play and share video memories, a DVD can be created during the conversion if needed. Please bring blank DVD discs (DVD+R or DVD-R types). Recommended brands are Verbatim DVR+R or DVD-R 8x, Maxwell DVD+R 4x/8x/16x or DVD-R 8x/16x, Sony DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, TDK DVD+R 4x/8x/16x.
Scanners/Converter that are not scheduled -- first-come, first-served
Lexmark Document Scanner[edit | edit source]
This scanner will accept multi-page documents through the automatic sheet feeder or individual pages on the flatbed scanner, then save them directly to a USB drive as .pdf files.
This document 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.
Audio Cassette to MP3 Converter[edit | edit source]
This unit converts audio cassette tapes to .mp3 files. 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.
This audio tape converter is not scheduled and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This converter can be used for one hour, plus incremental 30-minute periods until the scanner is needed by another patron.
Scanza Multi-Media Scanner[edit | edit source]
This scanner converts 35mm, 126, 110 negatives and slides into .jpg digital files. It can be connected to a large screen monitor to enhance the preview capability during the scanning session. 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.