Heritage Studio

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Heritage Studio of Community Memory

 Vintage Downtown Clearwater


Interact, preserve, and discover local history at the Heritage Studio of Community Memory

Visit to use a variety of digitization equipment to convert old photos, videos, and audio recordings into easily shareable digital formats. Additionally, the Heritage Studio is home to extensive collections of local and Florida history and genealogy resources to help you learn about the past.


 Studio Location & Hours


Heritage Studio Map


The Heritage Studio is currently closed due to remodeling.

The Studio is expected to open late summer 2017.

 Digitization Station & Equipment

 The Heritage Studio offers equipment and support for digitizing a variety of vintage formats. The Studio includes a self-service Digitization Station, Special Collections featuring the Clearwater Sun photograph archive, and genealogy resources in print and online. 

Digitizing Prints & Photographs

Slide Scanner

Photo Negative & Slide Scanner

Scan individual photo negatives and slides with the press of a button using our dedicated film scanner.

  • Model: Plustek OpticFilm 8100
  • Maximum optical resolution: 7200 dpi
  • Scan modes:
    • Color: 48-bit input, 24/48-bit output
    • Grayscale: 16-bit input, 8/16-bit output
    • B/W: 1-bit
Overhead Book Scanner

Overhead Book & Print Scanner

Easily scan newspapers, magazines, documents or books directly without cutting or damaging them.

  • Model: FUJITSU Image Scanner ScanSnap SV600
  • Scanning modes: color, grayscale, and monochrome
  • Maximum scanning area: 17.0 x 11.8 in
  • Optical resolution: horizontal scanning = 285 to 218 dpi, vertical scanning = 283 to 152 dpi (based on mode)
Flat Book Scanner

Flatbed Scanner

Scan books, documents, and images at high resolution.

  • Model: OpticBook 3900
  • A unique scanner design that eliminates spine shadows
  • Maximum scanning area: 8.5" x 11.69", A4/ Letter Size
  • Optical resolution: 1200 dpi

Digitizing Audio

ion Tape Express Plus

Audio Cassette to Digital Converter 

Convert your old mix tapes and favorite albums
that are still on audio cassette.

  • Model: ion Tape Express Plus
  • Plays chrome or normal tapes
  • Easy-to-use USB connection for sending the music on your tapes to a computer where it's turned into a digital file
LP Converter

Vinyl LP to Digital Converter

Enjoy your vinyl records and convert them to
digital music files on your computer.

Digitizing Video

 VHS to DVD Converter

VHS to DVD Recorder

Record your VHS tapes to DVD in a digital format.

  • Please be aware of the following:
    • VHS recording happens in real-time. That means it takes 1 hour to convert 1 hour of VHS tape.
    • Users must bring their own writable DVDs (formats: DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R)
    • You cannot record copy-protected programs using this unit
  • Model: Toshiba DVR620

 Obsolete Computer Formats

 Floppy Reader  

Floppy Disk Reader

Don't have a computer with a floppy drive?
Use the Heritage Studio's reader to transfer
your old computer files. 

 Studio Guidelines

Studio guidelines are being updated. New guidelines will be added soon. Please ask staff if you have any questions regarding the use of the Heritage Studio. Staff can be reached at (727) 562-4970.