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Digital Production Studio

About the Studio

Located in Teen Place on the 2nd floor, the Digital Production Studio is available to Schaumburg Library cardholders ages 12 and up. This space is used to record your audio and video projects. The studio is setup with a green screen, 3 JVC studio cameras, teleprompter, 4 lavaliere microphones, controlled overhead LED lighting and a TriCaster 455 live production recording system. Audio recording equipment is available upon request for use in this space. Note: editing your project is done outside of the studio using software on one of our MacBook Pro laptop computers.

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Reserving the Studio & One-To-One Services

The studio is available to Schaumburg Library cardholders and can be reserved one time within every seven consecutive days. Click here to request a studio reservation. To learn more and get training on equipment and software, including VHS to DVD transfer, One-To-One appointments can also be scheduled for 30 minute time-slots. To schedule a One-To One appointment, contact Jeremy Slayton at 847-923-3243 or email studio@stdl.org. Typically the studio must be requested at least one-week in advance. Due to scheduling and prior reservations we cannot guarantee your requested reservation time. You will be contacted regarding the status of your request.

VHS, hi-8/8mm and mini DV tape Transfer

VHS tape transfer appointments can be scheduled with the AV Info Desk by contacting 847-923-3182 or filling out the online Equipment Request Form. It is recommended that you schedule a One-To-One appointment for VHS transfer your first time, to learn the equipment. You may choose to checkout and use this equipment in an open space inside the library or book a discussion room for privacy. Adult Discussion Rooms can be reserved by calling the Adult Information Desk at 847-923-3347. Teen Place Discussion rooms are only open to adults during the school year from 9am-2pm Monday-Friday and are not open to adults during the summer or other school breaks and holidays. Teen Discussion Rooms can be reserved by calling the Teen Desk at 847-923-3240.

List of Equipment for Use

  • Apogee Jam guitar input for iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Beta 58 Shure vocal microphone (dynamic).
  • Beta 87 Shure vocal microphone (condenser).
  • Electric Guitar (ESP Ltd).
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio recording interface.
  • iPad.
  • Live Wire quarter inch instrument cable.
  • Roland Gaia 37 key synthesizer.
  • Snark guitar and bass tuner.
  • Boom arm with shotgun microphone.
  • TC Helicon Voice Live Touch.
  • Teleprompter with a Word document file.
  • Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ Controller.
  • Yeti Pro USB & XLR microphone for professional recording (podcasts)

Digital Transfer Equipment

  • Sony DVDirect recorder with VCR (VHS, hi-8, mini DV tape to DVD)
  • Elgato Video Capture Device with VCR (VHS, hi-8, mini DV tape to computer file)
  • Wolverine 20MP 4-in-1 film to digital converter (negative, super-8 film, slide scanner)

Software Available on MacBook Computers

  • Adobe CS6 Production Premium Suite (includes Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Audition and Flash)
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • Logic Pro
  • Final Cut Pro X

Studio Guidelines

  • Must have a Schaumburg Library Card and be in good standing.
  • The cardholder is financially responsible for any loss or damage to any equipment or software.
  • No food or drinks are allowed inside the studio.
  • No more than 6 people are allowed in the studio at one time.
  • Do not use any of the software or equipment for illegal or unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted materials or content you do not have the rights to distribute or reproduce.
  • Studio time is limited to 1 appointment within every seven consecutive days
  • All users must follow the Schaumburg Township District Library Code of Conduct.
  • You must show up within fifteen minutes of your scheduled appointment time. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please contact us within 24 hours at (847) 923-3243 or 847-923-3240 or email: studio@stdl.org

If you have questions about the digital production studio please contact Jeremy at studio@stdl.org or 847-923-3240.

Software Training Resources

If you are unfamiliar with Apple computers and the software we have available, you can use your library card and PIN to gain access from home and teach yourself by using the library’s resources. These resources are also available on the library computers.

Safari Books is another great resource. This Site provides access to thousands of technical books for software and computers. Here you will find Adobe’s official training books as well as many other useful items.

Learn technology and career skills with video tutorials from Lynda.com. (Available to STDL card-holders).