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Audio-Visual Resources in Pittsburgh

 

Compiled by the Film & Audio Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

The following list is not comprehensive. It includes local businesses and organizations. Further resources can be found using the Yellow Pages headings suggested in each category. Many other options can be found online.

Due to frequent changes, prices are not listed. Please contact businesses and organizations directly for pricing information.

Inclusion on this list does not indicate endorsement by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Please email filmandaudio@carnegielibrary.org to report errors and/or omissions.

 

Equipment Rental

Yellow Pages headings:
AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIP.-RENTALS
VIDEO-CAMERAS, RECORDERS & PLAYERS-PARTS & SUPPLIES
VIDEO-CAMERAS, RECORDERS & PLAYERS-RENTALS & LEASES

Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Equipment Office
412-681-9500
477 Melwood Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
http://pfm.pittsburgharts.org/equipment-office-4126819500
Link to their equipment rental rate book. Membership is required to rent equipment, but they may be a good resource for further referrals.

Digital Video Development
412-281-4000
810 Penn Ave, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Primarily an AV duplication resource, this company also rents video cameras.
http://www.dvdpa.com/

Meeting Tomorrow
412-200-5644 or 1-877-633-8866 (live chat is also available from their website)
This company offers a wide variety of audio visual rentals for business or personal use. Order online or by phone.
http://www.meetingtomorrow.com/cms-category/pittsburgh-audio-visual-rentals

 

Format Conversion

Yellow Pages headings:
VIDEO-DUPLICATION SERVICE
VIDEO, DVD, CD DUPLICATION & TRANSFER SERVICE
VIDEO PRODUCTION-RECORD, EDIT & POST-PRODUCTION SERVICES

Digital Video Development
412-281-4000
810 Penn Ave, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
This company offers a wide variety of film, video, digital and audio duplication and formatting.
http://www.dvdpa.com/

The Duplication Station
412-281-2817
401 Wood Street
Suite 902
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
This company offers film and video transfer services and duplication.
http://www.duplication-station.com/

Red Caiman Media
1-800-444-3324
This company can transfer almost any audio source to a digital format, and can restore analog audio.
http://www.redcaimanmedia.com/

RJC Telecom Digital Imaging
412-758-1848 or 412-331-1827
1083 Fiddleback Drive
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
This company offers high resolution 35mm film and slide scanning, high resolution flat bed scanning of prints and artwork, transfer of video tapes to DVD, conversion of digital images to 35mm slides, high resolution archival prints from digital images, or scanned artwork and high quality process and prints from all photographic film formats up to 4x5.
rjctelecom.com

 

Equipment Repair

Yellow Pages Heading:
AUDIO VISUAL-EQUIP.-REPAIR
VIDEO-CAMERAS, RECORDERS & PLAYERS-REPAIR & SERVICE

Atlas Audio Repair
412-681-2092
4753 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Service and repair of audio and video equipment, including TVs, computers, vintage audio, amplifiers, receivers, turntables, vacuum tube radios, DVD players, car audio, CD players, VCRs, guitar amps, tube radios. Website says, "Odd and/or novelty items looked upon affectionately, including antique phones, old toys, meters, etc."
http://www.atlasaudiorepair.com/

Vince the Turntable Doctor
"I Fix Anything"
Turntables, Amps, etc.
412-344-7926

 

AV Donations / Recycling
(items and equipment)

Electronics

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Recycling Resource Page: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/research/scitech/environment/recycling.html#computers

Atlas Audio Repair
412-681-2092
4753 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Will purchase some items for recycling.
http://www.atlasaudiorepair.com/

Construction Junction
412-243-5025
214 North Lexington Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Partners with eLoop to offer electronics recycling. There is a small fee for most items.
http://www.constructionjunction.org/pages/recycling-resources

Stereo Recyclers
412-244-0337
Drop box at Construction Junction
214 North Lexington Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Will take old speakers, receivers, tape decks, turntables, etc., and put them back into circulation. Repair and rebuild worn out speakers.
Email: shos15218@comcast.net

Jewel Cases

Recyclepedia
Recyclepedia has resources and ideas: http://recyclepedia.org/index.php?title=Jewel_cases

GreenDisk
https://www.greendisk.com/
For a small fee, GreenDisk will responsibly dispose of all types of electronics and accompanying paraphernalia. This is not a local company, so items must be shipped.

Music (LPs, CDs)

Attic Records
412-821-8484
513 Grant Avenue
Millvale, PA 15209
Email: atticrecords@cs.com

Jerry's Records (vinyl only)
412-421-2728
2136 Murray Avenue, Second Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
http://www.jerrysrecords.com/bst.htm

 

Listening & Viewing

Film & Audio Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
Offers listening and viewing stations for limited use.

Listening Stations
First-come, first-serve. If there are people waiting the time limit is 30 minutes.
Available Equipment:
CD players (2)
Turntable
Cassette player

Viewing Station
First-come, first-serve. Stand-up station only. Time limit is 20 minutes.
Available Equipment:
TV/DVD/VCR Combo unit

All CLP locations also have PCs equipped with DVD and CD playback software. PC time limits vary by location.

Other
Slide viewers (light tables, not projectors)

 

Stark Media Services - University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library
412-648-7232
Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
3960 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/media/media.html
(check their website for hours and additional information)
AV collection and equipment open to anyone. Circulation is limited to University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and students. The public is welcome to bring in their own items for listening and viewing.

Available Equipment:
16mm film projectors, audio cassette playback equipment and headphones, laserdisc players (includes closed captioning device), dvd players, cd player and recording capabilities, videocassette playback equipment including VHS and "U-matic, and high speed audio-to-audio cassette dubbing equipment