The editing room is a free service intended for those library customers with borrowing rights at the Hämeenlinna City Library to work independently on editing projects. Use of the editing room is free of charge; the only fees are for printing.
What you can do
- convert LP records, cassettes and VHS videos into a digital format
- rework and edit pictures, sound and music
- scan and print paper pictures and slides
- burn your work onto CDs and DVDs
Booking the editing room
The editing room can be used any time during library opening hours. The room can be reserved for 1-4 hours at a time. During the first visit, a member of the library staff will show how to use the equipment and software. It is good to reserve 1-2 hours for this purpose.
First-time reservations to use the editing room should be made at the library’s information services, tel. (03) 621 3040. Subsequent reservations can be made online at: http://hameenlinna.nettikirjasto.fi
Equipment and software
- 2 Internet-workstations (Lenovo Thinkcentre M-series / Lenovo Thinkstation S30)
- an LP player (ProJect Debut III Phono USB)
- a casette player (Ion Tape2 PC Audio)
- a scanner, that may also be used to scan slides (CANON CANOSCAN 5600F)
- headphones (Sennheiser HDS-291)
- Photoshop CS4, Adobe Premiere Elements 7.0, Adobe Soundbooth 2.0, Audiograbber, Pinnacle studio 11, Audacity, Ez video converter, Ez vinyl/tape converter, Mp navigator, Nero Suite 10
- MS Office 2010 FIN, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome
- if necessary a digital recorder (ZOOMH2) is also available for use
Equipment outside of the editing room:
Equipment for digitising VHS videos are available for use in the branch libraries.
Editing room funding
The editing room at the library was realized as part of the Open learning spaces for knowledge and culture project, part of the nationwide Information society facilities and content project financed by the European Social Fund.