Staff member helping with media conversion servicesUniversity Libraries Media Services can reproduce a variety of analog and digital media formats for academic, promotional or personal use.* Using our versatile toolset, we can copy media, edit clips, encode web files and convert between many old and new formats, including audio/video tapes, discs, and file formats of all kinds. Color disc printing and bulk duplication are available.

Whether you’re affiliated with the University of Colorado, a business or non-profit community organization, or you need help with a personal project, we may be able to help you. Contact us if you have any questions call us at 303-735-2681 or email MediaServices@colorado.edu.

The following descriptions will help you identify the type and method of media duplication, reformatting, or conversion that best fits your request. Corresponding prices are listed in the sections below.

Video Capture and File Conversion
Convert and encode any supported video format (tape, disc or file) to a digital file format for use in presentations, editing applications, publishing on the Internet, download to mobile devices (iPhone, Blackberry iPod), etc. Common file formats are Flash (FLV or SWF), MP4, QuickTime (.MOV), and AVI.

Audio Import and File Conversion
Convert and encode any supported audio format (tape, disc or file) to a digital file format for use in presentations, editing applications, publishing on the Internet, download to mobile devices (iPhone, Blackberry, iPod, etc). Common file formats are AAC, MP3, AIFF and WAV.

Files to be converted can be submitted to us on CD or DVD, USB flash drive or other flash media (Compact Flash, SD Card, etc.). When the file conversion is complete, we can save it back to your flash drive or to a CD or DVD.

Videotape to DVD Conversion
Convert any supported videotape format (listed above) to DVD. This is a real-time, analog-to-digital recording process. The tape is converted as one continuous program, and no menu-accessible chapter or program breaks are inserted on the DVD.

Custom DVD Menu
Include a customized DVD menu that displays each chapter, clip or program break that you wish to create. You must first preview the videocassette or DVD to identify the precise start and end times for each break. The DVD menu is accessible from your remote control or media player.

Foreign Region Video Conversion (PAL/SECAM to NTSC)
Convert a foreign region VHS tape or DVD to a format (DVD or VHS) that can be played on equipment in North and South America (NTSC). Or, vice versa, convert an American DVD or VHS tape to a foreign region format (PAL/SECAM). Due to the difference between formats, the original disc menu usually can’t be retained during conversion.

Video Clip Editing
Create a DVD or videotape containing multiple video clips or programs. Clips can be compiled and edited from tapes, discs or video source files. A DVD menu can be created for navigation between clips.

Disc Copy (Audio and Video)
Duplicate a single copy of a CD or DVD. Direct disc-to-disc duplication may not be possible for some types of audio and video discs. In this case, real-time transfer will be required and normal audio or video conversion pricing will apply.

Audiotape and Vinyl Disc to CD Conversion
Convert an audiocassette, reel tape, vinyl disc or video soundtrack to CD.

Audio CD Compilation
Create a “mix” combining multiple audio tracks or songs on a CD. The mix can be compiled from audiocassette, reel tape, vinyl disc or other audio sources.

Multiple Copies and Bulk Duplication
Reproduce multiple copies of any supported video, audio or data format—in small or large quantities—to CD or DVD. You provide the master, or we can create the master for you using one of the above methods.

Submitting Videos for Conversion and Upload to Kaltura Streaming Server
CU-Boulder faculty members may submit requests at the Norlin Library Circulation Desk to have library, and personal video and audio items prepared for D2L course streaming. For a modest fee, Libraries Media Services will convert the items to streaming files and upload them to the Kaltura streaming server where the faculty can access and link them to their D2L courses.

Assistance with Setting up Video and Audio Files in D2L
Libraries Media Services will upload the converted streaming files to the Course Reserves/D2L folder on the Kaltura server within three to 10 days after submission, depending on the current backlog. For assistance with uploading files to their D2L courses, faculty members can contact Learning Technology at OIT.

OIT has also provided instructions for how to search and add Kaltura media to a course. Take a look or watch a video tutorial on how to upload Kaltura items to D2L.

Streaming Media Request Forms
The required Streaming Video and Audio Request Forms are available at the Norlin Circulation Desk or may be downloaded here:

Video Request Form
Audio Request Form

The Circulation staff will pull DVDs from the Libraries’ collection in Norlin Library and request items that may be held offsite or are currently checked out.

Copyright Acknowledgement: Faculty members are required to sign the Copyright Acknowledgement statement on the back side of the Streaming Media Request Form.

Streaming Video Conversion and Upload Fees
Fee per individual video program or clip for conversion to a streaming file:

1-30 minutes, $6.00
31-60 minutes, $12.00
61-90 minutes, $18.00
91-120+ minutes, $24.00 (Maximum per single video program on a DVD or tape:  $24.00)

Please note that a “single video program” also refers to a part, episode or volume contained in a multiple disc or tape set.

Streaming Audio Conversion and Upload Fees

CD Tracks or Digital Files

Audiocassettes, Reel Tapes and Phonodiscs

 

$2.00 per audio track or digital file (mp3, WAV, etc.)

$5.00 minimum per faculty request

$24.00 maximum charge for all tracks on a single CD*

*Please note that each disc in a multiple CD set is charged separately

 

$4.00 per song track (if digitized separately)

$15.00 per capture of multiple songs/tracks in a single file (i.e. without track breaks)

$10.00 minimum per faculty request

$36.00 maximum per tape, cassette, or phonodisc

 

Funding and Acceptable Methods of Payment for Streaming Conversion Fees
Faculty members may consult their department administration regarding possible funding support to cover the Libraries’ streaming media conversion and upload fees. To ensure timely processing of your request, please enter an authorized department “speedtype” account number in the space provided at the top of the Video or Audio Streaming Request Form.

Streaming requests submitted at the Norlin Library Circulation desk must indicate one of the following payment methods at the top of the request form before they can be accepted:

•    An approved department speedtype number; 
•    Payment by credit card or personal check will be accepted at the time of pickup of your completed order at the Circulation desk

Receipts for Fee Payments
Departments receive automatic electronic notification of speedtype payment transactions. Requests for additional receipts may be directed to Mee Chang in the Circulation Accounting office: Mee.Chang@Colorado.EDU

Pickup of Personal Video Items
After Media Services has completed the conversion and upload of the streaming videos, the faculty member will be notified if any personal items are ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Media Services provides the blank media for all customer orders. To ensure consistent and reliable results, we use only the highest quality blank disc and tape media recommended by the industry for stable copying and compatibility with most players and disc printing systems.

As the cost of flash memory comes down, the distribution of information on USB flash drives—including audiovisual media—is becoming a viable option for education use. Instead of copying your media files to CD, DVD or tape formats, consider the versatility and convenience of portable USB. If you prefer the USB method, please submit your own thumb drive with your duplication request.

Keep in mind that uncompressed video files may require as much as 16 – 32GB of storage capacity, depending on program time lengths. For files compressed for the web or portable devices, a drive with a minimum 1GB storage capacity is recommended.

We print your title information and any graphic images, in color, directly to the CD or DVD disc face. We’ll provide a suitable background theme from our image library or you can submit your own jpeg image to include on the printed disc.

  • Create a customized DVD, CD, or digital file containing selected clips or tracks needed for class assignments or instruction
  • Reproduce multiple copies of informational and promotional programs for distribution
  • Digitally convert and preserve aging or obsolete video and audio formats, including cassettes, reel tapes and vinyl discs
  • Transfer camcorder footage from tape or memory card media to DVD or other digital format
  • Create custom music compilations from multiple tapes, discs and source files
  • Convert PAL and SECAM foreign video formats to the American NTSC standard
  • Convert and encode audio or video for Internet use (web video, podcasts, live streaming, etc.)
  • Convert audio and video to a format that the customer can edit in applications such as iMovie, Final Cut, Windows Movie Maker, Avid and Adobe Premier

Video Audio Data and Images
  • Mini DV
  • DVD
  • DVD (PAL, SECAM)
  • Blu-ray discs (data only; video not yet supported)
  • VHS (NTSC, PAL)
  • S-VHS
  • Hi8 (analog)
  • Laserdisc
  • Video CD (VCD)
  • Betacam SP
  • Betamax (I, II, III)
  • ¾” U-Matic
  • Flash memory cards (CF, SD, etc.)

Video Files

  • DV
  • FLASH (FLV, SWF, F4V)
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • QuickTime (MOV)
  • MPEG 1/2/4
  • Standard audiocassette
  • Reel tape (3 ¾” or 7 ½”)
  • Vinyl Disc (33/45/78 rpm)
  • CD (all formats)
  • Flash memory cards (CF, SD, etc.)

Audio Files

  • AAC
  • MP3
  • M4A
  • WAV
  • AIFF
  • WMA
  • ASF

Customer-provided Flash memory cards and drives of all kinds:

  • USB
  • CF
  • SD, etc.
  • CD, DVD

Blu-ray Disc (BRD) – file copying only; motion video not yet supported

File formats of all kinds:

  • jpeg
  • tiff
  • PDF, etc

Submit your original items and a complete Media Duplication & Conversion Request Form to the Circulation Desk in Norlin Library. For complex or bulk duplication requests, please contact us before submitting your order.

Submit payment in one of the acceptable methods:

  • Authorized SpeedType Account Number (preferred method because no paper invoice is required) – submit with request
  • Authorized Interdepartmental Invoice (IN) – submit with request
  • University ACARD – when you pick up completed order
  • Personal Credit Card – when you pick up completed order
  • Personal Check or Money Order – when you pick up completed order

Pick up your completed order at the Norlin Library Circulation Desk. Turnaround time depends on our current backlog and the size or complexity of your order – usually two to five days for most orders.

Although our service primarily supports academic activities on the CU-Boulder Campus, we do accept off-campus requests that comply with copyright law.

Customers may submit their orders in person at the Access Services Circulation Desk in Norlin Library. Or, please contact us to make possible mail order arrangements by emailing MediaServices@colorado.edu or calling 303-492-2816. Expect additional shipping and handling costs and longer turnaround times for mail order requests.

Prices include blank discs, color disc printing and slimline cases. See corresponding descriptions above for each price category.

Minutes >>

1-30

31-60

61-90

91-120

120+

Video Capture & 
File Conversion

12.00

15.00

18.00

21.00

$3 per 30 min.

Audio Import &
File Conversion

12.00

15.00

18.00

21.00

$3 per 30 min.

Videotape to DVD Conversion

10.00

13.00

16.00

19.00

$3 per 30 min.

Foreign Region 
Video Conversion

12.00

16.00

20.00

24.00

$4 per 30 min.

Video Clip Editing

$10.00 per 30 min. of content + $1.00 per edited clip

Custom DVD Menu
(optional for DVD orders)

Add $1.00 for each created chapter, title, or clip break

Disc Copy (1 only) Audio and Video
See below for multiple copy rates

5.00

5.50

6.00

6.50

7.00

Audiotape to CD
& Vinyl Disc to CD Conversion

10.00

13.00

17.00

20.00

N/A

Audio CD 
Compilation - “Mix”

12.00

16.00

20.00
(80 min max)

N/A

N/A

Multiple Copies/Bulk Duplication Rates – Prices include discs and slimline cases

Quantity

 

1-9

10-24

25-49

50-99

100-199

200-499

500+

CD

No printing

3.00

2.50

2.25

2.00

1.75

1.50

1.25

CD

Color Printing

3.50

3.00

2.75

2.50

2.25

2.00

1.75

DVD

No printing

5.00

3.50

3.25

3.00

2.75

2.50

2.25

DVD

Color Printing

5.50

4.00

3.75

3.50

3.25

3.00

2.75

Explanation of Service Fees 
For nearly three decades, our audiovisual duplication services have been a convenient and reliable resource supporting academic research and teaching on the CU-Boulder Campus. Fees charged to University and community patrons support the non-profit operation of the Libraries Media Services Auxiliary, including its expenses for hardware and software, supplies, and student assistant labor. The Auxiliary doesn’t receive funding from student tuition fees or the general budget.

*Customers will be required to sign a Copyright Acknowledgement Statement when submitting their duplication or reformatting request. It reads as follows:

I, the person making this duplication request, understand and agree to the following copyright restrictions:Under certain conditions specified by U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S. code), libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these conditions is that the reproduction isn’t to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.”If the user makes a request for, or later uses, a reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

The University Libraries reserves the right to refuse a reproduction request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would violate Copyright. Copyrighted materials obtained from other lending libraries or rental companies are not acceptable for duplication. Duplication of copyrighted content is acceptable only for temporary, non-commercial use, in connection with or creation of curriculum materials, private study, classroom or course reserve use. Any further use, reproduction, or distribution of copyrighted items is strictly prohibited. The Libraries will notify you if your request can’t be fulfilled due to copyright restrictions.