Video Tape Transfer Services
We've all got old family video tapes in boxes, cluttering up our cupboards, loft spaces and sheds. In a world when we are more connected than ever with the people we would like to share these old memories with, why not make them easily accessible. We can transfer your old 8mm, Super 8mm, VHS, VHS-C, Video8, Hi8 and Digital8 into a digital format that can then be safely stored on hard drives, usb sticks, blu-ray's or dvd's. Unlock your old memories and share them with friends and family. Prices start from as little as £12+VAT
Know Your Media
Standard 8 mm film format was developed by the Eastman Kodak company during the Great Depression and released to the market in 1932 to create a home movie format that was less expensive than 16 mm. Kodak ceased sales of standard 8 mm film under its own brand in the early 1990s, but continued to manufacture the film for independent retailers.
From the 1950s, magnetic tape video recording became a major contributor to the television industry, via the first commercialised video tape recorders (VTRs). At that time, the expensive devices were used only in professional environments. In the 1970s, videotape entered home use, creating the home video industry and changing the economics of the motion picture and television businesses.
The 8mm video format refers informally to three related videocassette formats for the NTSC and PAL/SECAM television systems. Their user base consisted mainly of amateur camcorder users, although they also saw important use in the professional televisionproduction field.
Digital 8 Tape
Digital8 is a consumer digital recording videocassette for camcorders based on the 8 mm video format developed by Sony, and introduced in 1999. The Digital8 format is a combination of the earlier analog Hi8 tape transport with the digital DV codec. Digital8 equipment uses the same videocassettes as analog recording Hi8 equipment, but the signal is encoded digitally using the industry-standard DV codec, which means it has identical digital audio and digital video specifications compared with DV.
Super 8mm Film
In 1965, Super-8 film was released and was quickly adopted by many amateur film-makers. It featured a better quality image, and was easier to use mainly due to a cartridge-loading system. To easily differentiate Super 8 film from Standard 8, projector spools for the former had larger spindle holes. Therefore, it was not possible to mount a Super 8 spool on a Standard 8 projector, and vice versa.
VHS-C is the compact VHS videocassette format, introduced by Victor Company of Japan (JVC) in 1982. The format is based on the same video tape as is used in VHS, and can be played back in a standard VHS VCR with an adapter
To counter the introduction of the Super-VHS format, Sony introduced Video Hi8 (short for high-band Video8). Like S-VHS, Hi8 uses improved recorder electronics and media formulation to increase the recorded bandwidth of the luminance signal.