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Video 8 to Digital Conversion

Video 8 tapes are an old home movie format, and the successor to Hi8. If you have any Video 8 tapes in your loft, but no Video 8 camera or player to watch them on, Digital Converters have the answer.

We can convert your Video 8 to digital formats in two simple steps, allowing you to relive those wonderful forgotten moments like they were yesterday - forever.

See our Video 8 to DVD or Video 8 to USB pages if you're interested in converting your Video 8 tapes to those formats.

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How Video 8 Conversion works..

Our Video 8 to digital transfer process is simple, reliable,
and trusted by thousands of happy customers

Step 1

Send them

After you place your order, we’ll help you arrange a courier collection or you can post your Video 8 tapes to us.

Step 1

Save them

We’ll let you know as soon as we receive your order. Our specialists will carefully begin work to preserve your memories and transfer your Video 8 tapes to digital.

Step 1

Savour them

We'll email you when your digitised video 8 tapes are available for you to download or stream, and we'll dispatch your original tapes straight back to you. After that, it’s over to you to enjoy your old memories made new!

You’ll always know where your Video 8 tapes are, when we’re working on them, and when you can expect to get them back.

What type
of conversion
should you
order?

How to choose the right
digital conversion for your Video 8 tapes.

Your original Video 8 tapes, converted and written onto a disc. You’ll be able to play it on any DVD player or other disc drive.


What you get
Each of your videos on a separate disc
What to order
You only need to order one set to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the telly

Your converted Video 8 tape(s) on a memory stick. Plug in to your computer (or any other device with a USB port) and you can play, save, and copy your files.


What you get
All your videos on one thumb drive
What to order
You only need to order one stick to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the computer or Smart TV
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Video 8 to Digital

Your Video 8 converted to digital video files, stored safely online. We’ll upload your files to the cloud and send you a private access link, so you can watch and download your videos instantly, from anywhere.


What you get
Your conversions as digital files
What to order
You only need to order one cloud backup link to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Sharing with friends and family

What you can expect from us.

Your memories are irreplaceable - this is how we’ll take care of them

Free blanks

Free blanks

You’ll never have to pay for sending blank Video 8 tapes. If we find any blanks in your order, we’ll refund them ASAP.
Free return

Free return

Your originals are priceless. We’ll send them back to you free of charge along with your conversions.
Free repairs

Free repairs

Our technicians can fix most problems and will always try their best to repair any damaged media you send us.
Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts

More conversions, more savings! You can get up to 30% off, depending on how many tapes you’re converting.
Quality equipment

Quality equipment

The best conversions are made using the best equipment. What else would you expect us to use for your memories?
Real-time updates

Real-time updates

You’ll be updated via email when your order arrives and again when it is sent back to you. You can check on the status of your order at any time using our real-time order tracker.

What do Digital Converters
customers think?

Thousands of people have trusted us with their memories already.
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Turn Video 8 tapes
into digital formats.

Whether it's film from family gatherings, weddings, or even the birth of your children, old home video tapes like the Video 8 hold some of our most beloved memories.

However, as technology progresses, less and less people own Video 8 players or recorders, and these obsolete cassettes continue to deteriorate and fail.

This is where Digital Converters come in. We can digitise your Video 8 recordings to preserve your memories forever.

Since we founded Digital Converters, we have converted hundreds of thousands of hours of tapes in archaic formats such as Video 8 to digital formats. We have the best equipment, the most qualified specialists, and an unmistakable passion for old things!

Trust Digital Converters to carefully handle your treasured tapes and preserve your memories forever.

Examples of our video tape conversions.

Nothing beats seeing old memories remade for today

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FAQs

Q. Can I convert my Video 8 tapes to digital format at home?
Yes, however, converting Video 8 tapes to digital at home requires a Video 8 player or camcorder, a computer with video capture capabilities, and video editing software. The process involves connecting the player to the computer, capturing the video in real-time, and then editing as needed. This method, while feasible, can be technically challenging and time-consuming. Opting for a professional service like ours at Digital Converters ensures high-quality results, as we use specialised equipment and techniques that significantly surpass the typical home setup, both in terms of convenience and output quality.
Q. Can I convert Video 8 tapes to digital using a VHS converter?
VHS converters are not suitable for converting Video 8 tapes due to the different tape formats and sizes. For a correct conversion, a dedicated Video 8 player or a specific Video 8 to digital converter is necessary. Our services at Digital Converters include the correct equipment and expertise to handle Video 8 tapes, guaranteeing an accurate and high-quality digital conversion that DIY methods might not achieve.
Q. What is the best resolution for digitising Video 8 tapes?
The ideal resolution for digitising Video 8 tapes is 720x576 pixels (PAL) or 720x480 pixels (NTSC). This resolution maintains the original video quality while ensuring compatibility with modern digital devices. At Digital Converters, we use professional-grade equipment to ensure your tapes are digitised at the best possible resolution, offering superior visual quality compared to most home conversion setups.
Q. How can you preserve the audio quality when converting Video 8 tapes to digital?
Preserving audio quality during conversion involves using equipment and software that support the tape's audio format, typically linear PCM. It’s crucial to clean the tape heads and use high-quality capture devices. At Digital Converters, we employ state-of-the-art technology and follow best practices in audio preservation, ensuring the highest fidelity in your digitised audio, surpassing typical home conversion methods.
Q. Can I edit the digitised Video 8 files after conversion?
Once Video 8 tapes are digitised, you can edit the files using various video editing software. This allows for enhancements, trimming, adding effects, and crafting a final product to your liking. For those who prefer a more hands-off approach, our services at Digital Converters include converting to a digital video file, which can be edited however you wish.
Q. Which file format should do you use for the digitised Video 8 tapes?
Common file formats for digitised Video 8 tapes include MP4 and AVI, which strike a balance between quality and compatibility across devices and platforms. At Digital Converters, we use MP4 due to the high quality and compatibility. We also convert to MP4 when you choose our Video 8 to USB conversion - the MP4 files are simply stored on the thumb drive.
Q. Can you convert Video 8 tapes with damaged or mouldy film?
Yes, converting damaged or mouldy Video 8 tapes is possible, but the quality of the outcome may vary if the tapes were extremely mouldy. Cleaning tapes and equipment can improve results, but severely damaged tapes may require professional restoration. Our expertise at Digital Converters includes handling and potentially restoring damaged tapes, providing the best possible outcome from compromised media. Please do not attempt to clean your tapes yourself - leave it to us.
Q. How long does it take to convert Video 8 tapes to digital?
The time required to convert Video 8 tapes to digital varies based on the tape length and the desired output format, typically ranging from 1 to 2 hours per tape. Larger projects may take longer. Our service at Digital Converters offers efficient and prompt conversion, ensuring your memories are digitised in a timely manner without sacrificing quality. We aim to return your tapes to you within 7 days of receiving them.
Q. Can I convert Video 8 tapes recorded in PAL format to NTSC or vice versa?
Converting between PAL and NTSC formats is complex and can lead to quality loss, frame rate issues, and resolution discrepancies. It's generally advisable to maintain the original format. However, at Digital Converters, we can perform this conversion for you - so feel free to send us your tapes whether they’re in PAL or NTSC format.
Q. Is it possible to convert Video 8 tapes with sound issues?
Yes, it's possible to convert Video 8 tapes with sound issues, but fully restoring audio quality may not always be achievable. Tapes with significant sound problems require professional audio restoration. Our team at Digital Converters can handle various sound issues and we usually aim to deliver audio of a better quality than the original tape.
Q. Can I convert Video 8 tapes to formats suitable for online sharing and social media?
Yes, at Digital Converters, we offer digitisation in formats optimised for online sharing such as MP4, making it convenient for you to share your memories on various digital platforms. Just choose the Cloud option when making your order, and your Video 8 tapes will be converted to digital MP4 video files for you to download.
Q. What is the cost of converting Video 8 tapes to digital?
The cost of converting Video 8 tapes to digital at home varies based on several factors, including the number of tapes, their condition, the chosen formats, and additional services like editing.

While DIY conversion may seem cheaper, this is only if you already have all of the equipment and software, which is unlikely. Our services at Digital Converters provide a more cost-effective and high-quality solution in the long run - 1 tape costs £14.99 to convert, and then you will pay between £4 and £8 depending on the format you wish to convert to.
Q. Are there any risks of damaging Video 8 tapes during the conversion process?
There is a risk of tape damage during a DIY conversion if the equipment is not properly maintained or if the tapes are in poor condition. At Digital Converters, we prioritise the safe handling of your tapes, making any risk of damage during the conversion process extremely unlikely.
Q. Can I convert Video 8 tapes to digital if they have been stored for a long time and are deteriorating?
Deteriorating Video 8 tapes can still be converted to digital, although the quality of the digitised footage may be affected. At Digital Converters, we specialise in handling and potentially restoring deteriorating tapes, providing the best possible outcome for your valued memories.