At Denevi's all 8mm Video tape conversions are done in house (nothing is ever shipped from our facility) and we will make the transfer process as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Gather Your Tapes (Estimate Your Order Here)
2. Submit Order Online
3. Ship Your Order
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Transfer your 8mm Video tapes to DVD using Denevi Digital Imaging. After doing 8mm Video conversion for over 25 years there is no one else in the market that can surpass our experience and quality. Should you have any questions and feel like speaking with one of our friendly live customer service representatives we would be happy to answer all your questions about converting 8mm Video to DVD. (Call toll free: 1-800-447-4469, Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am to 3:30pm, PST.) At Denevi's we understand the importance of preserving your 8mm Video to digital and will work with you every step of the way to insure your peace of mind.
8mm Video refers to three related videotape formats; Video8, Hi8,and Digital8 video. Video8 was first release in 1985 by Sony. It was followed by the release of Hi8 in the late 80's and then by Digital8 in 1999.
Why three formats? Over the years the technology improved the way video was recorded and these three formats reflect those improvements. All 8mm Video is captured on the same type of magnetic tape and the shells are near-identical; however, Video8 and Hi8 being the first and second generation 8mm Video are entirely analog while Digital8, the latest version, is captured/stored digitally. With each new generation of 8mm Video the way the video was recorded has improved and the audio play back was far better than its predecessors. One of the most attractive features of the 8mm Video and their cameras is that these machines could be held in the palm of your hand; whereas, its rivals (VHS and Betamax) required a tripod or sturdy shoulder. 8mm Video tapes had the ability to hold 2 hours (120 minutes) of video per tape.
Video8, Hi8 and Digital8, as with most video tape formats, will deteriorate and show signs of degradation over time. Tapes more than 15 years old start to shows these signs naturally; however, when combined with direct sunlight and excessive heat the tapes will deteriorate more rapidly. 8mm Video can become sticky, can jam in playback units and become brittle and snap that is why it is important to transfer your tapes now.
Most people used their 8mm Video camcorders to replay video; however, these camcorders are becoming extinct and extremely expensive to repair thus resulting in no way to view these tapes.
DVD advantages are numerous. DVDs are digital and can be copied without any quality loss. You can easily playback DVDs making it easy to enjoy your 8mm Video home videos. Unlike a 8mm Video tape DVDs don't have to be rewound so you can quickly and easily watch your favorite scenes over and over. Plus DVDs take up a lot less space than 8mm Video tapes so you have plenty of room to store more of your family memories.
Denevi Digital Imaging has been in business since 1959 and with our decades of experience we understand the importance of preserving your 8mm Video tapes. We provide a way to preserve your old 8mm Video tapes by transferring them onto more modern and current forms of media storage such as DVDs, CDs, and hard drives. Not only are these replacements more practical in our technologically advancing world, they are also much more durable and longer lasting.
At Denevi Digital Imaging we use the most advanced technology to transfer your 8mm Video tapes. Our video transfer service can convert your 8mm Video to DVD. Our motto is "Preserve your precious memories before they fade away!" and at Denevi Digital Imaging you don’t have to sit back and watch as your keepsakes deteriorate.
How safe is it to send my 8mm Video tapes in the mail?
This is the number one question our customers ask us. Being in the video transfer business for as long as we have we know the importance of your 8mm Video tapes. It is extremely safe to send your 8mm Video tapes in the mail; however, we do have a couple tips to assure peace of mind.
- Use a credible shipping company (FedEx, UPS, USPS) and be sure to get a tracking number for your package (this way you can track your package from the moment it leaves your hands, until the minute it is received in our lab).
- Make sure you pack your 8mm Video tapes in a box/bag with plenty of padding (whether it be popcorn, newspapers, or your recycled grocery bags).
- Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number with your 8mm Video tapes.
Do I have to rewind my 8mm Video tapes before sending them in?
Be kind, please rewind does not apply here. Let us do the work for you; just send us your tapes as they are. No rewinding, no dusting, no labeling necessary!
You mentioned additional formats, what are these and why would I want them?
Within the last decade digital has been ruling our lives. Today the ability to share information via social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) is becoming more and more important as is the ability to create digital backups of everything we own. Here at Denevi's we want to make it easy for you to not only relive your memories captured on 8mm Video tape but to make it easy for you to share those memories with your loved ones. Having your 8mm Video tapes converted to an additional format makes these files more accessible. For example, if you would like to upload your 8mm Video video of Joey's 1st Birthday to Facebook we could supply you with an MPEG4 (the preferred media type for uploading to YouTube) to make the process easier. Or if you would like to edit your 8mm Video tapes on your own computer at home, we can convert your 8mm Video tape to a digital file and transfer it directly to your hard drive. Digital files are considered an extra services and the formats available are: MPEG4, MPEG2, Quicktime H264, Quicktime Apple Intermediate, AVI, Quicktime Pro Res 422, and Quicktime Pro Res 422 HQ.
Don't know what Facebook, AVI, or MPEG4 is? Don't worry, DVDs are sufficient for about 85% of our customers.
I have a 8mm Video tape, but I don't know if there is anything recorded on it, what should I do?
Just send them on in. Before we transfer any of your 8mm Video tapes, we will time each one. This allows us to determine if you have blank, damaged, or untransferable 8mm Video tape.
What do you mean my tape is untransferable?
Every once in a while we will receive 8mm Video tapes that cannot be transferred. This could happen for many reasons but the most popular reason is mold on the ribbon of the 8mm Video tape. 8mm Video tapes are extremely susceptible to the elements so if they are exposed to over excessive moisture this could damage the video and make it not transferrable. If 8mm Video tapes are sent to us and we are not able to transfer them you will not be charged for this 8mm Video tape. We will mark the 8mm Video tape as such and send it back to you.
My 8mm Video tape is broken, can it still be transferred?
The short answer is yes. Sometimes 8mm Video tapes get broken, the ribbon breaks off the spool, or the 8mm Video tape just got into the wrong hands (Spot, thought it was a chew toy?). For an additional fee we will fix your broken 8mm Video tape and then transfer it as normal. If for some reason we cannot repair your tape (see question above) we will send you the 8mm Video tape back and mark it so you know why it was not transferred.
Do I have to number my 8mm Video tapes?
No, we try and make the 8mm Video transfer process easiest on you so just send us the tapes as they are and we will take care of the rest!
I only have 10 minutes recorded on my 8mm Video tape, will the full length of the 8mm Video all be transferred?
We will only transfer the recorded portion that is on your 8mm Video tape, so if you only have 10 minutes recorded on the 8mm Video tape, only that 10 minutes will be transferred.
I have several 8mm Video tapes that are only a few minutes each, can all these 8mm Video tapes be transferred on to one DVD?
If you have more than one tape, we can combined multiple tapes to one DVD. (this is of course assuming the combined total is less than two hours).
An additional handling fee does apply. Our standard service (silver or gold) includes one tape to one DVD
My 8mm Video tape is in PAL, can you convert it to an American format?
Yes, if you have a 8mm Video tape that is in PAL we can convert it to a DVD in the NTSC format for an additional fee.
Can you transfer copyrighted material?
Unfortunately we cannot transfer any copyrighted material.
Do I get my tapes back once they have been transferred?
Absolutely! We will send you your 8mm Video tapes back with your DVD order.