Quickly digitise Your Video 8 (V8) tapes to MP4 and Preserve Your Family's Memories

Our Video 8(V8) to MP4 digital service preserves your most cherished home movies and the memories they contain so that future generations can enjoy them for years to come.

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The Fastest Premium Video 8 (V8) to MP4    Service

Your Video 8 (V8) tapes are probably 10 years old or older, which puts them in serious jeopardy of degradation, loss in quality, or irreparable damage. But there’s hope because you can digitise Video 8 (V8) to digital download, or USB flash drive to enjoy, share, and cherish your memories forever.

Capture is the go-to brand for major retailers like Walmart, CVS, and more. When we convert Video 8 (V8) tapes to digital format, our exclusive with Google Photos also allows you to quickly access your memories in the Google Photos Library.

Our professional digital transfer service not only provides the highest-quality results for your Video 8(V8) tapes, but we also take exceptional care of your cherished home videos. Plus, you will receive your original video and digital copies within 1 to 2 weeks.

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Why Should Everyone Digitise Video 8(V8)?

Since Video 8 tapes can deteriorate over time, digitizing can preserve your home movies to ensure your legacy lives on.

Peace of mind

By digitising your Video 8 tapes, you can protect your cherished family memories from catastrophic events, like fire, theft, or flood.

With digital copies of your old Video 8 tapes, you can organise by renaming, archiving, and adding additional information to your video files.

When you digitise Video 8 tapes to digital files, you can save space by storing them on external hard drives, Mac and Windows computers, USB flash drives, or in the cloud (iCloud, Google Photos, Dropbox).

Future generations are unlikely to have a VHS VCR as well as an adapter to play 8mm video formats, but a high-quality digital video transfer allows your loved ones to view family memories with digital playback for years to come.

By transferring analogue videotapes to digital formats, your loved ones won’t have to fight over physical copies and you will be able to share special home movies online, on social media, or by email.

When you digitise old Video 8 tapes, you can immediately use advanced features on platforms like Google Photos, including search, archive, and reminder tools.

With digital videos contained on AVI, MOV, and MP4 files, you can use video editing software to enhance the original media to high-definition or create new memories by combining old video memories with new footage.

​What options are there for Video 8(V8) Digitisation?

There are several different choices when it comes to digitising your Video 8(V8) tapes, each offering its own set of pros and cons.

Video 8(V8) to Digital 

A digital converter can be used to convert Video 8(V8) to digital. Some options use a USB cable to connect to your computer and an RCA cable to connect to your 8mm camcorder, video camera, or Video 8(V8) compatible player. One affordable option is the Elgato Video Capture option for $86.98, or you can go for the higher quality ClearClick that includes a real-time LCD screen for $159.95. The downside is that you still need a way to play your Video 8(V8) tapes.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Produces good results

Cons

  • Time-consuming with real-time digitisation
  • Targeted toward tech-savvy users
  • Requires an 8mm camcorder or Video 8(V8) device for playback (and may require additional adapters)

This option allows you to record your home movies using a digital camera, camcorder, or smartphone. Then, you can upload the footage to a hard drive or another device. However, the results are low quality because of movement, outside noise, and other factors. It still may be worth trying as an easy, fast way to preserve your video 8(V8) tapes before they degrade.

Pros

  • Easy
  • Affordable (if you already have a digital camera)

Cons

  • Low-quality results
  • Shows glares, sounds, and other imperfections
  • Time-consuming with real-time recording

Capture will digitise Video 8 to digital with professional quality so that your home movies can be preserved forever. As the fastest service, we will digitise Video 8 tapes to digital in less than 30 days (compared with the industry average of 70+ days) while tracking your precious memories every step of the way for peace of mind. Plus, if you aren’t satisfied, we will even reprocess your videotapes for free!

Pros

  • Professional quality results, guaranteed
  • Digitise Video 8 to digital within 1 to 2 weeks
  • Produces your choice of digital download "Google Photos", or USB flash drive

Cons

  • Doesn’t offer video editing services or enhanced color or resolution (but you can use your own video editing software to improve the quality of high-definition digital videos)

There may be local stores in your area that offer Video 8 digitisation services. 

Pros

  • Good customer support
  • Efficient 

Cons

  • Pricing depends on the specific retailer or local store
  • Can be expensive
  • Not every retail location or community offers Video 8 to digital services

What is Unique About Capture Digitisation Service?

Trusted by Top Retail Brands
Exclusive partnerships with major brands like Costco, Walmart, Google Photos, CVS, and Sam’s Club in the USA.
Cutting-Edge Tracking and Security System
We keep track of every step of the process, from the initial handling of the media to its final delivery to the customers. We provide customers with peace of mind knowing that their valuable media is in safe hands.
​Guaranteed Results
We’ve money-back guarantee for more than. If you’re unhappy with your digitisation, we’ll reprocess it for free.
Unrivaled Technical Advantage
The ability to digitise photos without removing them from photo albums.
Auto Integration with Google Photos
API integration to allow automatic upload to your library.
​Sensitive Information Protection

Our secure system guarantees only customers have access to their memories.

Complementary Backup
We offer a complimentary 30-day backup of your digitised media, giving you extra peace of mind.
​Fast Turnaround Time
Digitise your Video 8(V8) to mp4 within 1 to 2 weeks depending on the amount of your videotapes.
Quality Care
Rest assured that your original format home movies are in safe hands with us. We take great care in the process of creating high-quality digital replicas that are guaranteed to last a lifetime.
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Pricing and Turnaround Time to Digitise  Video 8(V8)  

When you digitise Video 8(V8) tapes Capture, you will only pay for what you get because we price our services based on pieces of videotapes. (Starting at HK$200/tape to HK$170/tape)

In addition, we will attempt to fixed your splicing broken videotape once get your approval during the consultation stage with our Memory Specialists, without extra charges or fees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Video 8 was the first 8mm cassette tape released by Sony in 1985. These Video 8 tapes made it easier to record videotapes with an 8mm camcorder instead of a VHS camcorder that was very bulky.

There are two main ways to put Video 8 home movies on a Mac or Windows computer. The first is to do so yourself with a digital converter. This can be a good option if you have a lot of time on your hands and some understanding of technology. The second option is to have Capture digitise Video 8 into Google Photos or USB flash drive.

  1. Once we receive your Video 8(V8) tapes, we will carefully check for damage and scan through the home videos.
  2. Then, we use professional digitising equipment to transfer your home movies by hand into the highest quality digital format.
  3. Before returning the original and digital versions back to you, we will check the colour and quality and save a backup to ensure your memories are protected.
  4. You will receive your original Video 8(V8) tapes and digital versions within 1 to 2 weeks, so you can start enjoying and sharing your home movies soon!

There are several 8 mm tape types including the original Handyman Video 8 analogue recording, the improved Hi8 variety that combined analogue video with analogue audio with provision for digital audio, and the more recent Digital8 digital video format.

Video 8 tapes will start to degrade after approximately 10 years, which can reduce video quality. When exposed to heat and humidity, they may degrade even faster. To avoid losing your home videos forever, it’s a good idea to convert Video 8 tapes to digital as soon as possible.

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