This will depend on what kind of media you are digitizing. Using the scanner to scan photos/negatives/slides can go quickly or take a while depending on what kind of resolution (quality) you need. However, digitizing videos or audio will process in real time. However long your recording is is how long you will need to digitize. For example, a 30-minute video will take 30 minutes to digitize. This does not account for time taken to save or upload the file.