Today, the vast majority of people record home videos using their smartphones. In some situations, they might even have a digital camera. On the other hand, there are still some people who record using a camcorder.
If you are looking for a way to convert the video these cameras record, into a higher quality format, such as a DVD or flash drive, you may be wondering how you can do this. There are a few key points that you should keep in mind for this conversion.
How is 8mm Camcorder Tape Converted to DVD?
If you are looking for a way to convert your 8mm camcorder tape to a DVD or flash drive, there are several options available. One option is to take an old 8mm camcorder and use it to help you convert your video into a DVD format.
For this method, you should first, take out your old camcorder and plug it directly into your DVD recorder. Even though a lot of people are tempted to plug this camcorder into their TV, this is not going to help you with the conversion process.
Next, you need to use the input button that is located on the remote control of your recorder to switch the input to the AV format. Make sure that you have plugged the jacks in correctly. If you cannot find the AV input, then you may be looking for something like “video in.” Always check the back of the recording device for input labels, and make sure you know the exact input that you are looking for.
Once you have found the correct input, it is time to insert the tape that you are copying in the camcorder. Make sure that you place a blank DVD into the recorder. Finally, once everything is properly in place, simply press the record button on the recorder. After this, press the play button on the camcorder. As the camcorder plays back your video, you will copy this to the DVD that is located in the recorder.
You should always press the record button on the DVD recorder first. It may take a few seconds for the DVD recorder to start the recording process, and you do not want to miss the first few seconds of footage from the camcorder. Furthermore, you can even watch the tape play as the camcorder plays it.
Once the recording process is finished, simply stop the recorder. Make sure that you stop the camcorder as well. Then, make sure that the footage has been copied correctly, and always play back the DVD to make sure it has the quality you desire.
Ultimately, this is one of the most straightforward methods that you can use to copy footage from an 8-millimeter tape to a DVD. Simply play the tape on your camcorder as the recorder records the footage onto the blank DVD. Then, you will have your footage in a new format that you can use in the future.
Different Types of 8mm Camcorder Tapes
8mm camcorder tapes come in 3 formats: Video8 (also known as Regular8), Hi-8 and Digital8 (D-8). They all look the same but require different players. At ARS Video we have the necessary equipment to upscale all 3 formats to DVD or as High Def MP4 files onto a flash drive.
Trust the Team from ARS Video for Help with Your Conversions
Even though you can use a camcorder or another device that plays 8mm tape to try to convert your footage, you may have better luck if you enlist the help of trained professionals. That is where we can help you. Here at ARS Video, we can make sure that your video footage is copied successfully to a Video File of the highest quality. We have a tremendous amount of experience working with a wide variety of film, and we can convert these into multiple formats for you, allowing you to tailor our services to meet your needs. Furthermore, we will also make sure that you have high-quality footage delivered to you when we are finished. Of course, we understand that the original video may hold some sentimental value for you, which is why we always return original materials with your converted files. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you convert your film and home videos today.