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Convert Digital 8 Tapes to DVD

Don’t let your Digital 8 tapes and memories fade away! Send your tapes and leave the rest to us. You’ll get it all back in a digitalised format to suit you. Choose between our cloud download service, a simple to use memory stick or a DVD in a lovely presentation case.

Preserving the Past for the Future

The gift no-one will forget

1. Package Them Up

Just package up your material and send it to us. We can also optionally arrange for collection. Tracking gives peace of mind.

2. We’ll Lovingly Digitalise Them

We love what we do. We’ve carefully digitalised millions of memories over 20 years. You’ll get regular updates too.

3. View, Share & Enjoy

Once preserved, you can access them via our easy cloud download service. A simple memory stick or a lovely DVD. Just to view and listen or even have fun editing them!

Your Memories Preserved Forever - Ready for you to Share and Enjoy

Choose the best format for you and your loved ones

Super Safe USB Drive
Easy Supaphoto Cloud Download
Beautiful DVD

Digital 8 Tapes to Digital

Digital 8 Camcorder Tapes

 

Do you remember Digital 8 camcorder tapes? It was such an exciting time to buy a portable camcorder recorder. As you approached the millennium, video recording technology was moving at such a pace.

All your parents wanted to do was go on holiday but they faced the big questions of the day before doing so – which camcorder? Which tape? Can I even afford it? What is digital video?

Many different video formats were released. It seemed like one each year for a while.

Digital 8 tapes were considered to be a continuation of the extremely popular 8mm camcorder. These came in two flavours. The first was called simply ‘video 8’ and the second was hi8.

Digital8 video recording tapes then became the last of the 8mm Sony Handy-cam period.

The thought of how to transfer video or how to convert digital 8 tapes to DVD was not in your mind those days.

Digital 8 Tapes to Digital

Let’s imagine that you’ve paid £500 on one of these camcorders. The intuitive thing to think was that it must be superior to its predecessor eh?

Well, the video was just encoded to digital really. So what were the differences between digital8 or minidv in the end. In terms of recording technology – not much really.

It included the magical work ‘digital’ in it… Similar to the previous releases, the video tape cassettes were roughly the size of a packet of playing cards. They were light and easy to carry. 

To be honest, with the benefit of hindsight, it was proof that marketing often wins in such matters.

But wait! Did it really affect your holiday? Of course not, when you look back at your children running across some lovely beach in Spain, you won’t have thought about such boring techy things – i’m pretty sure. The key thing is the memories, right?

This brings us neatly to one of the key points. In the end, these video cassette tapes will tend to suffer in the same way as the previous generations of tape. It depends on how well they have been stored. They will deteriorate in exactly the same way as VHS video tapes do.

Converting Digital 8 Tapes to DVD or MP4 files

That’s the key point really, encoding them to digital and including that magic word does not help it survive any longer. It’s long, super thin tape in a plastic box really.

Transferring your hi8 tapes to digital files such as MP4 or other digital media helps keep those memories alive for many years to come. 

The good thing is that we love doing what we do and we are quite used to receiving film in all types of condition to bring them back to life. The decision to transfer digital 8 to pc by Supaphoto Ltd is one of the best decisions you can make. 

And don’t worry, we don’t use jargon such as firewire ports, usb ports or computer capture software. We’re easy to deal with and will take the pain out of the process. Your memories can be easily and quickly transferred by us.

 

Our Experience in Digital 8 Conversion Services

We’ve transferred over a million tapes for our customers over the years in our safe and secure studio. 

What you chose to transfer them to is down to you and we really don’t mind. Some like DVDs which they can play on their home dvd player . Others prefer digital files. Many chose both for security. 

To make life easy, we can get files to you on a simple memory stick. 

If you like instead, you and your family can also get them via our Supaphoto cloud service – by simply downloading them. So don’t hesitate. Don’t wait. Act now to preserve those memories and keep them alive!

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