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.
You can now see your video on Mac, Windows, tablet, and smartphone in mp4, quicktime, or many other formats. Reborn Audio Video delivers your digital video conversion on external hard drive, USB drive, and Cloud.
See our Video8 Pricing Schedule for pricing, corporate pricing, and volume discount information.
By Jamey Nordby - September 29, 2019
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.
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.
By Jamey Nordby - September 12, 2018
By Jamey Nordby - August 1, 2018