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Video 8 to DVD

Video 8 tapes were technically Hi8's replacement, however they are now too obsolete as a format. If you have any Video 8 tapes in your attic but no Video 8 player or camera with which to watch them, Digital Converters can help.

We can convert your Video 8 to DVD in just two simple steps, allowing you to relive those incredible but long-forgotten moments again and over again.

View our main Video 8 to Digital page to view our whole selection of conversion choices.

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How our Video 8 to DVD Conversion works..

Our Video 8 to DVD 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 DVD.

Step 1

Savour them

We'll email you when your DVD conversions are available for you to download or stream, and we'll dispatch your original Video 8 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
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How to choose the right
digital conversion for your Video 8 tapes.

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Video 8 to DVD

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 tapes converted to memory stick. Plug in to your computer (or any other device with the right 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

Your Video 8 converted to computer 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 computer video 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.

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Thousands of people have trusted us with their memories already.
This is what they made of the experience...

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Turn Video 8 tapes
into DVDs and other modern formats

Whether they are moments from weddings, reunions, or even the birth of your children, old home movie tapes like the Video 8 hold some of our most cherished memories.

However, as technology advances, fewer and fewer individuals own players or recorders for Video 8, and these antiquated cassettes continue to degrade.

This is where Digital Converters come in. We can convert your Video 8 tapes to DVD so you will always be able to watch your treasured videos, again and again.

Since founding Digital Converters, we have converted hundreds of thousands of hours of tapes in outdated formats - like Video 8 - to DVD and other formats. We have the latest apparatus, the most competent professionals, and an unwavering passion for old-school recordings!

Put your faith in Digital Converters and we'll take care of your precious memories.

Examples of our video tape conversions.

Nothing beats seeing old memories remade for today

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FAQs

Q. What equipment is needed to convert Video 8 tapes to DVD at home?
Video 8 tapes, popular in the 1980s and 1990s, require specialised equipment for conversion due to their analogue nature. To convert these tapes to DVD, you need a Video 8 player, an analogue-to-digital converter, and software to capture and edit the footage. This process involves playing the tape in the Video 8 player, transmitting the signal through the converter to a computer, capturing the footage in real-time, and then using software to edit and burn it onto a DVD.

However, this DIY approach can be technically challenging and time-consuming. By choosing a professional service like Digital Converters, you benefit from our expertise in handling delicate tapes, high-quality equipment that ensures optimal video and audio transfer, and efficient processing, resulting in a more cost-effective and superior quality outcome.
Q. Can you improve the quality of Video 8 tapes when converting to DVD?
While converting Video 8 tapes to DVD, we utilise advanced hardware and software to enhance the video quality. This includes stabilising the image, correcting colour imbalances, reducing noise, and improving audio quality. It's essential to note that the original quality of the tape sets a limit on the extent of improvement possible. The advantage of using a service like ours is our ability to apply specialised techniques and tools that go beyond basic conversion, often yielding a noticeably better result compared to standard home conversion methods.
Q. How long does it take to convert Video 8 tapes to DVD?
The time required for conversion depends on the tape's length and the condition it's in. Typically, a real-time transfer is needed, meaning a two-hour tape takes two hours to convert. However, additional time for processing, such as cleaning the tape, enhancing video quality, and authoring the DVD, must also be considered. Our professional service aims to deliver your tapes back to you within 7 days of receiving them. We understand the value of your time and memories, and strive to deliver your DVDs promptly.
Q. What equipment is needed to convert Video 8 tapes to DVD at home?
To convert Video 8 tapes at home, you need a working Video 8 player or camcorder, an analogue-to-digital converter, a computer with adequate processing power and storage, video capture software, and DVD burning software. However, this equipment can be expensive and requires technical know-how to operate effectively. Opting for a professional service like ours eliminates the need for this investment and the learning curve associated with it. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure the highest quality conversion, providing value for money and peace of mind
Q. Will converting my Video 8 tapes to DVD preserve them indefinitely?
Converting Video 8 tapes to DVD is an effective way to preserve the content, as DVDs are less prone to degradation compared to magnetic tapes. However, DVDs are not infallible and can suffer from disc rot or physical damage over time. We recommend storing DVDs in a cool, dry place and handling them carefully. In addition to DVD conversion, we offer Video 8 to Digital conversion which converts to video file formats like MP4, which provide even longer-lasting preservation and easier sharing. Our professional service ensures that your memories are not only transferred but also preserved with the utmost care.
Q. Is it possible to edit the content of Video 8 tapes during the conversion process?
Yes, during the conversion process, there is an opportunity to edit the content. This can include trimming unwanted footage, adding titles or chapters, and adjusting audio levels. When undertaking this process at home, it requires a certain level of skill with video editing software. At Digital Converters, we provide certain editing services as part of the conversion process, such as removing any sections of blank, black footage.
Q. How do you ensure the safety and privacy of my Video 8 tapes during conversion?
The safety and privacy of your tapes are our top priority. We handle all tapes with the utmost care, storing them in a secure, climate-controlled environment. Our conversion process is conducted in-house by trained professionals who respect your privacy. We also ensure that all digital copies are securely stored and only accessible to the authorised personnel working on your project. Once the conversion is complete, the original tapes and the new DVDs are returned to you, and any digital copies are permanently deleted from our systems. Choosing Digital Converters means entrusting your precious memories to a team that values your privacy and takes every precaution to protect your media.
Q. How much does it cost to convert Video 8 tapes to DVD?
While DIY conversion may initially seem less expensive, it requires investing in the right equipment and software, which can be costly. At Digital Converters, we offer competitive pricing that reflects the quality of our service, expertise, and the convenience we provide. The cost of converting Video 8 tapes to DVD varies depending on the number of tapes - a single tape costs £14.99, plus £4.00 to burn to DVD. We also offer discounts of up to 30% for bulk conversions, making it more cost-effective for larger projects.
Q. What should I do if my Video 8 tape is damaged?
If your Video 8 tape is damaged, it's crucial to handle it with care to prevent further damage. We have the expertise and equipment to repair most forms of damage, such as broken tape or casing. Once repaired, we can proceed with the conversion process. It's important to note that severely damaged tapes may have compromised quality, but we endeavour to recover and convert as much of the content as possible. Our professional service provides the best chance of salvaging damaged tapes and preserving your memories.
Q. How do you handle different lengths of Video 8 tapes?
Yes, we are equipped to handle Video 8 tapes of any length. Our equipment and processes are adaptable to different tape durations, ensuring that each tape is fully captured. The length of the tape does not affect the quality of the conversion, and a single Video 8 tape will always fit onto a DVD no matter how long it is.
Q. How long do DVDs last compared to Video 8 tapes?
DVDs have a much longer lifespan than Video 8 tapes. While Video 8 tapes can suffer from magnetic degradation over time, leading to loss of quality or complete failure, DVDs are more stable and can last several decades if stored properly. However, like any media, DVDs are not immune to damage or decay, and we recommend keeping backups in digital formats for added longevity and security.
Q. What is the best way to store converted DVDs to ensure their longevity?
To ensure the longevity of your converted DVDs, store them in a cool, dry, and dark place. Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures, humidity, and direct sunlight, as these can cause damage. Keep the DVDs in their cases when not in use to protect them from scratches and dust. Additionally, consider creating digital backups for added security, as this will ensure your content remains accessible even if the physical DVD is damaged.
Q. Can I convert a Video 8 tape recorded in a different country/format (e.g. PAL/NTSC)?
Yes, we are capable of converting Video 8 tapes regardless of their original recording format, such as PAL or NTSC. Our equipment is compatible with various international formats, allowing us to accurately capture and convert the content to DVD or other digital formats. This service is particularly useful for tapes from overseas or in regions with different broadcasting standards.
Q. What happens if the quality of the Video 8 tape is very poor?
If the quality of the Video 8 tape is poor, we first assess the tape to determine the cause of the degradation. This could be due to factors such as age, storage conditions, or physical damage. We then apply specialised techniques to improve the quality as much as possible. However, it's important to manage expectations, as the extent of improvement is limited by the original tape's condition. Our professional conversion process aims to maximise the quality of the output within these constraints.