Broadcast Media Services: Operations

Video Duplication ("Dubs"),

     Off-Air Recording,

          Format Conversion & Digitization



Broadcast Media Services offers duplication services of certain video media within copyright guidelines. The request form and copyright notices are on the right. The Audiovisual Department duplicates audio-only recordings.

We can copy these formats to DVD: VHS, SVHS, DVD, and MiniDV. We no longer offer PAL or SECAM conversions.

We are limited to a maximum of ten copies per item, and we can refer you to off-campus mass duplication services.  

Any questions, call the BMS Help Desk at  (415) 239-3525.


  • OFF-AIR RECORDINGS (Copy from TV, Cable or Satellite)

Off-Air recording of broadcast programming is available for educational use within copyright guidelines. Please complete the request  form and submit it according to the instructions on the form.

Not all channels are available, and we will call you if there is an issue. We prefer a five-day advance notice. Any questions, call (415) 239-3525.

ALSO!!! Our cable is out and we cannot do broadcast programming recordings until further notice. :(



For a limited time, we can convert your VHS to DVD or to a digital, web-ready format. We no longer offer PAL or SECAM conversions.