Video8, Hi8 & Digital8 Tapes

Video8 tapes

Video8 tape compared to VHS

Video8 (or 8mm) tape was introduced in 1985. These were the most popular consumer camcorder tapes through the 90s due to their small form factor and high quality.
Typically tapes can hold between 30 minutes and two hours or more if recorded in LongPlay.
Hi8 is a higher quality version of Video8 and Digital8 is a digital version. The three formats are physically very similar, featuring both the same tape width and near-identical cassette shells.

Cost to transfer:(basic service)

Convert to DVD

£15.00 per tape (upto 2 hours) onto 1 DVD

£20.00 per tape 2-4 hours onto 2 DVDs


-includes free DVD library case

-includes free title printed on disc

Convert to computer file

£15.00 per tape (upto 2 hours) to mp4

£20.00 per tape 2-4 hours to mp4


*memory sticks extra (see below)

Convert to DVD & computer file (mp4)

£20.00 per tape (upto 2 hours)

£25.00 per tape 2-4 hours


-includes free DVD library case

-includes free title printed on disc

*memory sticks extra (see below)

Memory Sticks

We use 16gb branded USB sticks which cost £10 each. We can get about 6-7 hours onto 1 memory stick. You are welcome to supply your own memory sticks or portable hard drive.

Extra Copies

Have extra copies of your transfer. Prices are from £5.00 each per disc for up to 5 copies. Discounts available for more than 5.

Premium Service

With the Premium service your video is transferred to computer first. We do some basic editing and tidying up, chapter points and a personalised menu are then added before copying to DVD. Please note this is not as comprehensive as our editing service. Prices from £45 per 2 hours on a disc.

Info

Two hours on a DVD is the optimum quality. Tapes with more than 2 hours of content are copied to 2 DVDs.

Packaging

Each DVD comes in a free DVD library case and includes a free title printed on disc. Some cases are multi-disc cases.
Customised case inserts are available. The cost depends on what you require.

NTSC tapes

We can also convert tapes recorded in the American format NTSC for no extra cost

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