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8mm tape to DVD

8mm tape to DVD

Price per Cassette 15.00


Choose other outputs below (eg AVI)

Includes Video-8. PAL & NTSC Price Flat £15 for any length Video8 or 8mm tape.

Eg if you have 5 x tapes then the quantity would be 5 (5 tapes x £15 = £75
A DVD copy of each tape will be made unless you specify otherwise. eg you may want 3 short length tapes onto one Disc.

This is for 8mm or Video8 Tape - If you want 8mm Cine Film to DVD then click www.cine-to-dvd-transfer.co.uk

Delivery is FREE! All prices subject to VAT.

Fast Turnaround it's FREE: Our turnaround averages just 4 days with a maximum of 10 days or we will refund this service, no quibble.

Why our quality is superior ?

Whilst transferring your 8mm and Video 8 to DVD our technicians adjust for white balance.

Why is this so important?

It is unlikely that every time you used your Video 8 or 8mm camcorder that the camera operator performed the White Balance Check. This is simply pointing your camcorder at a white piece of paper and adjusting the levels until it was as pure white as possible. Without this balance the 8mm camera can not adjust for the ambient light. For example light bulbs give of a yellow light, fluorescent lights give off a green light and a summers day blue sky give off a blue light. Modern digital Mini-DV and DVCam cameras adjust for this automatically.

When watching your video white colours may appear to have a blue, grey, green or even yellow tinge. Our white balance filter will adjust the colours to provide the optimum white balance. Clients have claimed that the DVD looks even better than the original footage.

Our Definitions:

AVI: 640 X 480 (no more than 4gb in file size)

MPEG2 : 720 x 576 (no more than 4gb in file size)

MOV: As above for transfers or at higher resolution below at extra cost

SD: 720 x 576 (Pro-Res 442)
HD: 1280 x 720 (Pro-Res 4444 HD)
HD: 1440 x 1080 (Pro-Res 4444 HD)
HD: 1920 x 1080 (Pro-Res 4444 HD)
8mm to MPEG, MOV, AVI, Pro Res - More Info >>

Select some Extra's below:

1. Quality Enhancement
2. Extra DVD Copies
3. Express Turnaround !
4. Home Video Collection
5. TV Screen Titles eg Our Wedding
6. Printing on your DVDs eg 'Smith Family Record'

Beware of amatuers

Beware of amateurs on the web offering 8mm conversion. Many utilise used video equipment which can now easily be sourced from Ebay such as an old analogue camcorder which they use as the player when transferring tapes. They connect this to a cheap home PC and make crude recordings onto disc. We find this most annoying as they charge you professional rates and what you are really getting is your tapes played on a domestic quality camcorder with misaligned, worn and dirty video heads. The end results are terrible with poor quality footage from your source material.


All these clients used had video8 or 8 mm tapes transferred.

"It's a pleasure to write and say how happy we was. To be honest it was murder finding a company that did these little cassettes. As you know I sent them into 2 (yes 2) other companies only to find out that they did not do eight video. Anyway we are happy and it was lovely to see the boys young again especially my me and my hair - what we're we thinking in the 80's !"
Wendy York in Birmingham

"Thanks again, it's been 20 years since looking at these and we gave the DVDs away as presents to the family. Probably the cheapest gift we've ever given them but absolutely the Best, don't know how to top it next Christmas"
B. Waitrose in Cardiff

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About Video 8 format Camcorder Tapes

The 8 mm video format was developed by Kodak in 1984, however they withdrew shortly afterwords selling the design to a consortium of other electronics manufacturers. Often it's confused with 8mm film and Super8 film which are the old cine film formats. If you want to transfer 8mm film or Super8 to DVD then visit www.cine-to-dvd-transfer.co.uk

About the same time VHSC camcorders were already on the video market. The disadvantage with 8 mm camcorder format was that VHS was well established and 8 mm video was completely incompatible with the VHS formats. 8 mm was the low end and Hi8 with twice the resolution was the highend. These formats were identical in size and both used 8 mm wide video tape in a very small cassette. The quality of the footage was comparable with that of the VHSC although many camcorder enthusiasts said that 8 mm was superior. The spec didn't prove that but the price did indicate that it was more expensive then it was superior tape format.

The problem of course, was that at this time no one owned an 8 mm video recorder. There was no adapter available that would allow this little cassette to be played or recorded on a VHS system unlike the VHS-C Compact video cassette. Most of the users of the 8 mm format had to connect their camcorders to a TV or VCR to watch their video.

Although the format produced around 240 lines of resolution it was renowned for its high level of drop outs. This was largely due to the built in video tracking adjustments that was critical on the it's video system. A small bump of the camcorder, like knocking the camcorder transportation bag would cause the video transport mechanism of the tape to become out of line, bit by bit over time. However, saying that it was largely popular amongst travellers and holiday makers due to the tapes compact size and lightweight camcorder. The compactness of the cassettes was great for suit cases already filled to the brim.

The 8 mm video cassettes were quite difficult to come by as they were only sold in specialist electronic shops. The cost of the cassette was usually double the price of the VHSC. This was justified by the claim that it had a higher resolution with a similar recording time when compared to VHS-C and that you could fit 2 hours of recorded footage on each video cassette at SP speed. Later versions of it's camcorders had a push button editing system that allowed the user to input fades and dissolves whilst recording. However many of these camcorders received a bad reputation of breaking down frequently.

Because of the identical cassette size playback of Hi8 and Digital8 in the same equipment was sometimes possible, but many problems were encountered during recording. The format was eventually replaced by Digital 8 and Mini DV both of which had the advantage of being digital as opposed to analogue.

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