Convert Digital8 to Digital

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Reborn Audio/Video offers a complete line of Hi8 to Digital, Digital 8 to Digital, and Video8 to Digital conversion services. It is often impossible to tell which one of these you might have. Fortunately, we have top-of-the-line equipment for all three options.

Whether you prefer to view your reborn video on Mac, Windows, tablet, or smarthphone, we will deliver in mp4, Quicktime, avi or many other formats. External hard disc, USB drive, and Cloud delivery are all available. 

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Do I Need to Prepare My Film If I Want to Convert Digital 8 to DVD?

By Jamey Nordby - September 29, 2019

Are you ready to convert Digital 8 film to DVD format? If so, you might be wondering if there’s something you need to do to prepare your film for the process. Using a professional conversion service is the best way to ensure you have preserved your precious home movie memories forever. However, you’ll want to make sure that the final result is of the highest possible quality. So, what should you do before you convert your film? Here are our top tips for preparing your film for digital transfer.

The Importance of Preparation

It goes without saying that you want your converted film to look as good as possible. That means you’ll need to make sure you clean and condition it before the transfer takes place. Although this process is time-consuming, it’ll guarantee the best quality of the transfer. To prepare your film for transfer to DVD, you need to inspect it first. During the time your film has been in storage, it may have suffered some damage. You can remedy some of that damage. However, some of it, you cannot. Inspecting your film before transferring it will make sure you spot any possible problems at an early stage. This allows you to carry out remedial work first.

The Problem of Mold

If you have stored your film in a humid environment, it is at risk of mildew and mold. Fungal growth is especially common on film kept in tropical or coastal regions. To keep film of any kind in top condition, you should store it cool, dry, and dust-free conditions. When those conditions aren’t met, mold can develop. It will begin growing on the film’s outer edges and, then, grow inward. The kind of mold that grows on film has a distinctive odor. It also has a distinct appearance, looking like white powder forming around the film edges. If you leave mold growth untreated, your film will soon deteriorate.

The good news is you can remove the mold. If it is only found on the outer edge, a thorough cleaning will stop it from progressing. This will stop it in its tracks before it reaches the emulsion. Chemicals are available that will eradicate those microorganisms from the film emulsion. However, when you use these, they will usually erase the images, too. This defeats the object of cleaning the film. Therefore, using a silicon, nonabrasive cleaning cloth is the best option for removing mold. It will also get rid of any dust and dirt before you transfer the film to DVD.

Keeping Your Memories Safe

If you bring your Digital 8 film to Reborn for conversion, you can rest assured that it’s in safe hands. We are experts in converting old films to new digital formats. We can convert Digital 8 film to DVD so you can save your precious home movies for the future. Contact us today to find out more about how we can keep your memories safe.

Converting 8mm Tape to DVD – Are Hi8 And Digital8 the Same Thing?

By Jamey Nordby - September 29, 2019

Over the years, there have been numerous formats of videotape. That makes it difficult to determine which type you have at home. Identifying which kind of tape you have becomes more complex when you realize that many are physically similar. This is particularly the case for the various 8mm formats. However, if you’re converting 8mm tape to DVD, you need to know which type you have. Hi8 and Digital 8 are both types of 8-millimeter tape. They look so similar that many people wonder if they are the same. Here, we take a look at these two old formats and how they are similar and different from each other.

What Does 8mm Videotape Look Like?

All types of 8mm videotape are very similar in appearance. All have a magnetic tape that measures 8mm in width wound between the two spools. Both have spools that sit inside a hard-shell cassette that measures 95mm x 62.5mm x 15mm. In this respect, Hi8 and Digital 8 are identical. This is why it’s challenging to determine the difference between the two.

Spotting The Difference Between Hi8 And Digital8 Video Tapes

When the Super-VHS format first came out, Sony introduced Video Hi8. In the same way as SVHS, the Hi8 used the latest media formulated and recorder electronics to boost picture detail. Meanwhile, Digital 8 first appeared in 1999. It represented the first wave of recording in the digital format. While it could record on Hi8 tapes, you had to run the tape at twice the usual Hi8 speed. This allowed you to store the digitally encoded video and audio. That meant a Hi8 120-minute tape was only capable of holding 60 minutes-worth of Digital 8 video. When you’re comparing Hi8 and Digital 8 tapes, you’ll notice they’re virtually identical. However, it’s possible to spot the difference in one respect. Digital 8 videotapes have both a Hi8 and digital run time displayed on them.

8mm Tapes – A Short Lifespan

One common problem with all types of 8-millimeter tape is that it has a short lifespan. Ideally, you should keep an 8mm tape in vertical storage. It must be out of direct sunlight and stored in a cool, dry, and dust-free location. However, many people did not store many tapes in perfect condition. People kept them in humid, dusty or damp environments. Even those preserved to the highest level will deteriorate and lose their recordings over time. Any tape that is more than 15 years old will already have started to degrade. This can result in sticking and jamming when you play them. They may also become so brittle that they snap. Since virtually every form of 8mm tape out there today is more than 15 years old, it’s time to act.

Whether you have Hi8 or Digital 8 recordings, we can help to preserve them. Here at Reborn, we specialize in transferring all types of 8mm tape to DVD. Take advantage of our affordable service and you won’t need to worry about your precious recordings deteriorating over time.


Convert miniDV Videotape to Digital

Convert miniDV to mp4, mov, avi

By Jamey Nordby - September 12, 2018

Like everybody else, you want to watch your videos again!

Fortunately, videotape to digital, videotape to dvd, specifically miniDV to Digital are all available and affordable!

This hi quality videocamera tape has superior quality to its predecessors VHS, VHS-C, and HI8. You can expect a very high quality in most cases that can be shared on the cloud via Youtube, Dropbox, etc. You can also use external hard drives and USB sticks depending on your needs. 

Hi quality playback equipment is critical in order to produce the best quality in your digital video. The professional DV player decks are the best options.