Note: It is our policy that we will not stream or convert any media that contains built-in copy protection. This includes DVD/Blu-Ray movies, certain VHS movies and other forms of media.
The Center for Academic Technology Center provides digitization and streaming services for media. We can turn your cassette tape, VHS, VHS-C, CD, DVD or other media type into a high-quality digital file for your personal collection or for streaming onto the web.
We can also produce streaming media from camcorders, digital cameras, or other video sources.
Turnaround time varies, but will be at least two business days. Service is available to faculty/staff only, and you must also agree to the copyright considerations before your media will be streamed.
To utilize this service, please fill out our Streaming Request Form (login required with My.GSU credentials)
If you are unsure of whether or not your video needs pass fair use and TEACH Act requirements, you may be able to avoid the legal headaches. Check our resources page for links to sites with streaming versions of films, documentaries, and TV shows.
When developing or planning multimedia projects, there are many facets to consider. Here are some things to keep in mind along with some resources to help you.
Copyright concerns haunt any media project that is not composed of 100% original material. The following sites will provide more information about copyright and some resources that may be safe to use in projects. Be sure to read the specific copyright info for each site, however, as their guidelines vary. On some sites, the copyright restrictions may also vary by resource.
- Copyright considerations - Links and resources to consider when using copyrighed materials in the classroom or for media projects.
- http://www.diigo.com/list/drivera/copyright-friendly - A collection of sites that provide mostly Copyright Friendly media for use in projects.
- Microsoft Clipart Gallery - Images provided by Microsoft that can generally be used free of charge in projects and on web sites.
- Incompetech - Royalty-free music.
Using a film in an online class can be a complicated process. These sites provide free or cheap--generally licensed on a per user basis so that each student would be required to pay a fee--streaming services that you can utilize with online learners. Looking for videos on these sites can be a convenient way to avoid copyright headaches. Note that there will be some overlap in content amongst many of these sites.
- YouTube Movies - While YouTube has many unauthorized clips from films and TV shows, many films and shows are available for free from their respective studios.
- Hulu - Hulu provides streaming of current and classic TV shows, films, and documentaries. Hulu also has a paid service with even more content and viewing options.
- Netflix - Netflix is a paid service that provides both streaming videos and DVD rental. The Netflix catalogue contains movies, documentaries, and TV shows.
- PBS - Many PBS programs are archived and available on its web site.
- SnagFilms - A video site devoted mainly to documentaries.
- Crackle - Another site devoted to TV shows and films.
- Storyboards - When developing a media project, storyboards can be a key to successfully planning and organizing your video. Read about and find examples of storyboards here.
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Phone: (912) 478-0882
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