Only those looking for the best quality 8mm Film DVD transfer should continue reading. We use the world’s best and most expensive professional motion picture film scanners and Datacine machines for your Super 8 and 8mm film. Damaged sprocket holes? Shrunk film? No problem. These professional film scanners are roller based so they don’t use the sprocket holes and have laser frame alignment to get 100% of the frame no matter how shrunk it is. We also use 100-year archival DVDs so you don’t have to worry about them failing in the future. They will out live any DVD player.
Sometimes the term 8mm Film to DVD transfer can be confusing. The 8mm size has been used to describe several different formats in history. The first was 8mm film. Kodak started to sell 8mm film in the 1920s. It was only for the rich until about 1960. Back in those days it cost about $20 ($100 in today’s dollars) to buy the film and have Kodak process it. 8mm videotape was introduced in the late 1980s for modern camcorders. Like VHS, it was a terrible format compared to 8mm film. 8mm film can have up to 1000 lines of resolution. 8mm tape only has 240 lines!!
8mm tape was improved upon in the ’90s with a format called Hi8 which had about 400 lines of resolution. Finally, there was Digital 8 which was introduced by Sony. It had around 500 lines of resolution.
Regardless of what type of 8mm format you have, rest assured that Video Conversion Experts can transfer your 8mm to DVD. We are experts in the field and can not only transfer it but offer the highest quality 8mm to DVD transfer service in the country. Our DVDs are rated at a 100-year lifetime.
We take a 3 tiered approach. Our first tier of 8mm to DVD service usually compares to the service you can get from Costco, Walgreens, Walmart, and your local camera shop. Our second tier uses professional broadcast equipment to transfer you 8mm to DVD. Usually, this equipment will produce 30-40% better quality. Finally, the top tier uses brand new state-of-the-art professional broadcast systems and restoration technology to make your 8mm to DVD video look as good as it possibly can. As Patrick put it in his BBB review, “We were absolutely pleased with the conversion of our old 8 mm movies to DVD. The color, image quality, and brightness were better than watching the movies.”