Video 8, HI8 and Digital8 Videocassette Conversion

Video 8, HI8 and D8 Videotape Conversion to DVD, Bluray Disc, USB Flash Drive, and Hard Drive
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Video 8 / HI8 / Digital 8 Camcorder Videotape Conversion to DVD, Blu-ray Disc, USB Flash Drive, or Hard Drive

This service package, as priced, is for conversion / digitizing of Video 8, HI8, Digital 8 camera videotapes.

Our unmatched, comprehensive video conversion package is offered at a convenient price, without sacrificing the quality. Your video content will be captured and restored using the best equipment in the industry and stored on commercial grade durable media. We take pride in our product and we make sure no job leaves our studio without a comprehensive quality check.

Please select number of tapes and the output format desired. Then add it to your shopping cart. You may purchase duplicates of the DVD / Blu-ray Disc by adding the item "additional copies" to your shopping cart. After purchasing the service package online, you must send the tapes in for processing along with a copy of the receipt.

If you don't know the length of your Video 8 / HI8 / Digital 8 video tape or if your tape needs extensive restoration, you may send it in for evaluation. Once we receive and evaluate your originals we will contact you with a report and a price quote. Click here to print the verification order form. 

The quality of the transfer and of the optical media provided is guaranteed to be equal to or better than similar services offered by our leading competitors. All work is performed in Fort Collins, CO, USA.

OUTPUT FORMATS

1. Budget DVD

This level of service includes direct transfer of your media to DVD and is best suited for our budget conscious customers who want a quick DVD viewing copy, compatible with set-top DVD players.

  • For playback on a standard DVD player
  • Single pass hardware based transfer
  • Video grade DVD media, custom ordered for maximum durability and playability   
  • Paper sleeves
  • Maximum running time per DVD: 120 minutes* See notes below for details and option.
  • One source Video 8 / HI8 / Digital 8 tape per DVD**
  • The estimated turnaround for budget-priced projects is 15-20 business days plus shipping time for projects consisting of 25 originals or less****

2. Premium DVD

This level of service includes a high quality transfer of the Video 8 / HI8 / Digital 8video to DVD together with superior packaging. It is highly recommended for archiving your video memories.

  • For playback on a standard DVD player
  • We developed a unique video digitizing process using the finest tools available today in the video recording industry. Our workstation based dual-pass transfer (same as for commercial DVDs) will result in a superior DVD.***
  • Video grade DVD media, custom ordered for maximum durability and playability   
  • Custom title printed direct on the DVD surface using an industrial process (thermal transfer). Unlike the commonly used inexpensive ink-jet DVD printers (which create fuzzy images that smear in contact with humidity), the printing looks and feels the same as store bought mass produced DVDs.
  • DVD plastic case with custom insert
  • Maximum running time per DVD: 120 minutes* See notes below for details and option.
  • One source Video 8 / HI8 / Digital 8 tape per DVD**
  • Prioritized expedited processing - usually 3-5 business days plus shipping time for projects consisting of 25 originals or less****

3. Blu-Ray Disc – for BRD players

This format is designated for playback on a standard Blu-Ray Disc player. The Video 8 / HI8 / Digital 8 video is captured and up-converted to BRD format and delivered in a BRD case with custom inserts. If the original cover has graphic art, it will be scanned and printed on the case insert.

4. H-264 on USB Flash “Thumb” Drive

This format is best suited for our customers who want to display and manipulate the video files on computers, smart phones, tablets, online sharing sites, I Cloud, etc. It may also be played in USB compatible TV-sets, Apple TV, etc.

The Video 8 / HI8 / Digital 8 videotape is captured and compressed using the H-264 codec. It will be delivered on a suitable USB Flash Drive (a.k.a. “Thumb Drive”).

5. DV for Editing on External Hard Drive (not included)


DV format is a standard editing format (same codec used to record on Mini DV digital videotapes) and is compatible with most editing programs, including IMovie, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut. The Video 8 / HI8 / Digital 8 videotape is captured and stored on an external hard drive provided by the customer with at least 15 GB of space per hour of video footage. Such hard drives are sold in electronic and office supplies stores.

If you prefer, you may purchase an external hard drive from us by going to "OPTIONS" and add the item "Optional External Hard Drive" to your shopping cart. 

NOTES:

  • *Price is per tape. Maximum length (as priced) is 120 minutes. For longer tapes the price must be increased in two hours increments (i.e. a 150 minutes recording shall be considered as two service items). We do not offer discounts for partially recorded tapes. 
  • **Adding several short tapes to the same DVD \ BRD: To initiate such a project you must send the original media for verification along with a detailed editing decision list. Click here to print the verification order form.  No analog consumer tapes have time code recorded on the tape. Therefore, the time / counter reading on your deck will be different than the one on our machines. We suggest positioning the tape at the beginning of the desired segment and indicate the length of it in minutes and seconds. Please be aware that such projects usually cost more than transferring each tape individually.
  • ***The quality of the resulting digital media is highly dependent on the quality of the original.
  • ****The turnaround times are only an estimate and are not guaranteed. Based on our 20+ years history we exceeded the above estimates on 95% of the projects. Our workload may increase during the government financial year closing, holidays and scheduled maintenance cycles. If your projects are time sensitive or larger than 25 originals, please contact us for an up-to-date estimate.
  • Editing or extensive restoration tasks are not included in this service package. Media with physical damage or which is poorly recorded must be sent for verification. Click here to print the verification order form. 

To learn more about the process, please check our "how to order" page and our "standard terms and conditions"

 

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