Studio Makerspace

*Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some of the services
listed here may not currently be available.

The library’s A/V Studio Makerspace makes it easy to create a video or TV show with user-friendly equipment and video editing software.

The studio can be used to create programming for BCN-TV, the library’s public access station, or for posting online, on social media or personal use. You can also use it to practice for an interview or record a presentation for school or work.

When you’re done filming, laptops with Adobe Premiere Elements will be available in the library for additional video editing.

Hours:

Time limit: 3 hours (except Sunday)

Studio space is available to book 5 weeks out.

  • Monday-Friday:   9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m./  1:30-4:30 p.m. /  5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.

To book a time, go to the library events calendar here, click on the date and time that work for you, and sign up.

Please note:

  • A maximum of 5 people are allowed in the Studio Makerspace.
  • We request a 24-hour cancellation notice.
  • Reservations will be held for 1 hour.
  • Please let us know if the furniture in the TV studio area is not needed.
  • An “on air” light outside the studio will let passers-by know a recording is in process.

Also available in the Studio Makerspace:

  • Podcasting equipment
  • VHS-to-DVD conversion
  • Cassette tape deck to USB conversion

Click here for information about submitting programs to the BCN-TV public access station.

Additional FAQs

Who may use the Studio Makerspace?

A valid library card from the Upper Hudson Library System is required.

Where do I save my files?

You will need your own SD card with 32-64GB of memory. We recommend an SDXC, Class 10, for optimal quality. If you don’t have an SD card, one can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

Is there an age limit?

Anyone 14 and older can reserve the studio. Those under 14 will need to have an adult 18 years or older in the room at all times.

Where can I get help with video editing?

Laptops with Adobe Premiere Elements will be available for in-library use. They can be checked out at the Information Desk. If you need assistance, please request a Tech Help appointment. Click here to fill out the Tech Help request form.

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