How long will my 8mm film to DVD transfer last?

May 15th, 2009

Most companies today transfer 8mm film to DVD using your average retail DVDs. The average retail DVD lasts about 10 to 15 years under normal conditions, less under higher levels of heat, humidity and sunlight.

Some companies transfer your 8mm film to DVD using 100-year Gold DVDs. This is an improvement, but these Gold DVDs do not have any scratch protection. Anyone that has had DVDs for the past 15 years knows that scratches are as much, if not more of a problem than the amount of time it will last.

We transfer your 8mm film to DVD using 50-year scratch proof DVDs. The archival DVDs we use have a protective coating that makes the DVD surface 100 times less likely to scratch. This is why you can be confident that the DVDs we use for your 8mm film to DVD transfer will last longer than any other DVD on the market.