Copyright laws and policies will be adhered to in all production services. Media Services adheres to FVCC Board Policy Policy: 501 – Copyrighted Materials. Basically, the Board has adopted the Fair Use Guidelines as policy. For the shortened and condensed version, call Malinda at (406) 756-3828 and ask her how copyright might pertain to your particular project.
The IT Service Desk has two DVD/CD duplicators that can copy up to seven discs at a time. The original cannot be copyrighted. The service is free if you bring your own discs (preferable). The copy discs need to be the same brand and make or the duplicator won’t copy them. We can still copy audio cassette tapes and VHS too!
Format Conversion (VHS to DVD, Cassette or LP to CD, etc.)
We can convert VHS tapes to DVD, DVD to VHS, CD to cassette, cassette to CD, LP to cassette or CD, etc. We are sometimes asked to convert 16mm to DVD and have been successful at converting 35mm filmstrip to DVD as well.
DVD can be converted to various web-friendly video files (flash). With the producer’s permission, we can digitize DVDs for the web. Web video files can be burned to DVD. Audio files can be ripped from CDs and CDs can be created from audio files. We use a free program called “Format Factory” for converting between audio and video computer file types. If you need a .wav file converted to an MP3, we can do it!