In the late 1980s a format called 8MM also called Video 8 or Regular 8 became popular because of the superior quality and longer record time over VHS-C. The Video 8 recording format was upgraded to Hi8 also called Hi-8 and again to D8 or Digital8 or D-8 all on the same tape! The tape is about 3.7 inches by 2.4 inched, roughly similar to an audio cassette. It finally ended its run around 2005 with MiniDV taking over. It was a popular video format, but memories stored on any of these tape formats won’t last forever.
The 8MM and Hi-8 formats recorded 2 hours on one tape and the later Digital8 format recorded one hour. The magnetic tape used for this format was not intended to last forever in fact 20 years is all that was expected.
We can transfer these tapes to modern High-definition (1920 x 1080P) MP4 digital files starting today.
If you are looking for a team that can help you, our professionals can assist you. Learn more about the conversion process and discover how we can help you create the best gift, memories to be shares for generations to come!
What Is a Video8/Hi8 Tape? Hi-8 Video to Digital Conversion Services
If you were recording home movies with a video camera in the 90s, you may have worked with Regular 8 and Hi-8 tapes.
You might even still have a stack of cartridges in your garage that you do not have a device that can handle.
This video format was very popular during the 1990s, and it often allowed you to store your home video footage without investing in a bunch of expensive equipment.
Even though this was convenient at the time, it is now getting in the way. That is why so many people are interested in converting their old tapes to anywhere formatting that is where we can help.
Why Should You Invest in 8MM, Hi-8, D8 Video Conversion?
There are several reasons why it is time to convert this video to a digital format.
First, if you have a bunch of Hi-8 tapes, they are taking up too much space in your house. Getting rid of the clutter can help you get organized!
Second, these tapes are going to degrade eventually. To ensure you don’t lose the footage forever, you will need to convert them into a modern format.
Finally, upgrading to a modern format will also allow you to play these classic memories on modern TVs, computers, and other digital devices.
How Does the Video Transfer Service Work?
If you are interested in working with us to help you convert your family tapes, the first thing you need to do is send them to us in the mail (we have never had an issue with tracking on the package), or drop them off at our store in Tallmadge, Ohio.
Then, we are going to go through them by hand, timing out each tape and checking for TV or blank video which we will not transfer. We then total the number of hours and apply 10% quantity discount at 10 hours and 25% at 25 hours. We then contact you with the price for your approval before we begin.
Using the latest equipment, your video is upscaled to High Definition files – 1920 x 1080P 29.97 MP4 for consumer TVs and 1920 x 1080P 59.94 MOV for editors.
The digital files are returned to you on one USB Flash Drive that is included in the price, additional copies are just the price of the USB Flash Drive. When you put the Flash Drive into your TV or Computer there will be a list of all the videos as they were labeled on the tapes. You can make copies yourself and upload them to Google Drive, YouTube or your Cloud service for streaming.
All the original tapes will be returned to you. We will also backup the files on site in case you need another copy. DVDs and Blu-Ray can be made if you would like.
Call us, we are a family owned business and we answer our phones, and count on us to help you!
Why Trust Us To Convert Your Hi-8 Tape For You?
There are several reasons why you should trust us to help you.
First, we have all the equipment necessary right in our shop, so you don’t have to worry about going somewhere else to purchase expensive machinery to convert Reg8, Hi-8 and Digital 8 tapes.
Second, we understand how important the original format is to you, which is why we always return the original when we are done making conversions. We also backup the transfer because so many customers have come back for additional copies.
Finally, we have the experience and skills necessary to repair the tapes and clean up the video in the event of excess noise, producing a stabilized, clearer image when you re-watch your home movies in their modern format.
Contact ARS Video Today to Convert Hi8 to Digital Service!
If you are looking for the right team to help you convert your Regular 8, Hi-8 or Digital8 footage, then look no further than us.
We are ARS Video, and we have the training and experience necessary to help you preserve your memories in a high-quality digital file.
We will work with you personally, making sure you get the most out of your footage.
We will also make sure you get the original copy back, allowing you to take care of the old footage while enjoying the new format.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!