We transfer all video camcorder formats to DVD including Hi8 camcorder tape. Hi8 video tapes can be up to 90 minutes in length. We advise customers to put no more than 2 hours of Hi8 tape on a DVD to maintain the quality. All of the Hi8 DVD transfer work is done onsite by trained technicians. This service is only available at our Kodak Express store in Camden, London - ensuring the quality of our Hi8 video to DVD transfer work and it also means that your precious Hi8 tapes cannot get lost.
An excellent mail order service is available for Hi8 DVD work. P/P is an additional 10%. We are part of the Kodak group of companies which is your assurance of excellent service, good quality work and peace of mind when ordering through the web.
Although DVDs last a lifetime without deterioration in quality one scratch or scuff mark will render it unplayable. For this reason we strongly advise you to order an extra DVD back up copy of your Digital8 Video work - the cost is only £5 per tape and well worth it for peace of mind.
Conversion Prices for encoded DVD or Editable Files
No of Tapes
Cost Per Tape
1 - 4
Extra DVD Copies
Broken Hi8 Tape Repair
NTSC to PAL Conversion
The tapes can be mixed e.g. VHS and Hi8
New Video Transfer Website
For a fuller explanation of our Hi8 to DVD Service or to pay
online see our new web site Videos-DVD.co.uk
If you cannot make it into our shop simply post your tapes to us - don't forget to include your instructions, address and telephone number. On receipt of your work we will call you, confirm your instructions, and take payment by credit card over the phone.
We can fix any type of physical damage to the tape such as snapped or entangled tape, tapes which are immediately ejected and replacing the tape housing.
We cannot generally fix problems associated with bad recordings (too light or too dark), camera equipment malfunctions and sound problems.
If you have accidentally erased the tape we cannot restore the footage.
Many countries around the world use the NTSC format, including Japan, USA and many countries in South America.
So if your Hi8 video tape was originally filmed in any of these countries it will need to be converted to PAL format to play on UK TV systems.
The cost of NTSC Hi8 transfer to PAL and encoded to DVD is £40 per Hi8 video tape. Substantial discounts are given for quantities
By asking us to transfer your Hi8 video you are giving us an assurance that you are the copyright owner or that you have permission from the copyright owner to duplicate the work.
We only accept Hi8 Video to DVD transfer work on this basis.
Our encoded DVDs will play on your TV system and on your computer but cannot be edited. We can supply you with editable computer files. These are supplied as uncompressed AVI's are are good for both PCs and Macs. An uncompressed AVI file is 4gb per 20 minutes. We ask customers to provide an external hard drive for this purpose.
We can provide a 50 GB external hard drive for you at a cost of around £80. Once you have finished editing, the hard drive can be used for any purpose.