Video 8, Hi-8 and Digital-8 to DVD transfer
Video 8, Hi-8 and Digital-8 tapes were primarily used in domestic video cameras and were of reasonable quality and reliability.
But like all helical-scan videotapes (such as VHS and Betamax), Video 8 tapes archive poorly.
If you have precious video recordings on Video 8 video tape, do not wait too long before having them transferred.
You can choose to have your recording transferred to high quality Japanese made recordable DVDs, archive-grade gold recordable DVDs, or you can supply your own hard-drive to have the files transferred to.
|Video 8 Cassette
||Number of DVDs required - good quality
||Number of DVDs required - best quality
||1 hour 30 minutes
||1 hour 30 minutes
The maximum duration of a DVD encoded with good quality is 2 hours.
The maximum duration of a DVD encoded with best quality is 1 hour.
About the different 8 millimetre formats
Video 8 was released by Sony in 1985 as a sucessor to Betamax. Video 8 used a similar "U" loading system to Betamax, but in a smaller size, allowing for smaller video camcorders.
Hi-8 used the same sized video cassette as Video 8, but improved electronics in the camcorder and improved formulations of the tape allowed for a higher quality recording.
In 1999 further improvements in video and audio quality were realised with the release of Digital-8. Using the same sized cassette shell, and the same tape as Hi-8, a digital signal using DV codec was recorded, similar to that used on Mini DV tapes.
Australian copyright law prohibits commercially produced video tapes from being copied unless you have written permission of the copyright owner. The law that allows commercially produced music to be copied for personal use does not apply to video tapes.
CD Makers is very strict with copyright. For us to copy your audio or video, you or a member of your family must be the creator and the performer of the works that are recorded.
Otherwise you will need written permission from whoever owns the copyright.
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