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Hi8 to Digital Service

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When it was introduced by Sony in 1985, Hi8 film was considered a remarkable innovation. Housed in a smaller casing than VHS and available in 30, 60, and 120 length tapes, Hi8 offered such superb quality that it was often the top choice of news outlets and ad agencies. Hi8 featured brighter colors, whiter whites, and even better – sensitive colors weren’t subject to fading. At .5 inch thick, 2.5 inches wide, and just under 4 inches tall, this playing card size was nearly irresistible! Of course, it was so compact, some people complained that the tapes were too easy to misplace.

If these accolades sound irrelevant in this day and age of high-tech gadgets, you’re right. The tapes and cameras are no longer made, and furthermore, the magnetic tape is subject to rapid deterioration. So don’t waste precious moments while your tapes suffer the vagaries of the ever ticking clock – get those stacks of old Hi8 tapes out of your closet and dust off the 30-year-old cobwebs. Think about it this way – when you convert Hi8 to digital, you’re showing respect for a now obsolete format and preserving memories that never get old.

What Sets Our Hi8 Transfer Services Apart

ScanCafe is an award-winning, trusted service with a long track record transferring precious and often fragile memories into digital formats our customers can cherish forever. And unlike some of our competitors, we never outsource your Hi8 tapes to other labs. All services are performed at our state-of-the-art processing facility in Indianapolis, where our expert teams go the extra mile with every tape they convert. In fact, they’ll always do their best to deliver a forever format that looks better than your original Hi8 tapes.

How Converting Hi8 to Digital Works

Rest assured, our dedicated team of qualified film professionals will handle your magnetic memories with the utmost care and deliver a 21st century format you can watch to your heart’s content. Getting Hi8 tapes converted professionally will save you countless hours, possible aggravation, and the need to hunt for used equipment that may not work.

At ScanCafe, we’ve designed the whole process to be as PAIN-FREE as possible!

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All you need to do is ship your Hi8 tapes to us and we’ll take care of the rest for you.

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Your videos will be digitized at our Indianapolis lab, with a 3–4 week turnaround.

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Enjoy & Share
The end result is memories safely transferred from Hi8 tapes to your choice of a digital download or USB drive.

Delivery Options

For your convenience, we offer several different delivery options. Our standard method is a digital download with a link that is active for 30 days from the time of "Checkout". Additional options include:

  • USB Drive
  • Minimally compressed H.264/MPEG-4 Files onto an HDD (great if you’d like to edit the footage further with a video editing software!)

If you choose our standard method and wish to continue downloading content after 30 days, you must contact our customer service team prior to this date at [email protected] or call us at (866) 234-3909. Otherwise, our servers will automatically delete content after 30 days. Also, please keep in mind that the reactivated link is only valid for 7 days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get to review my video content before I receive my USB? Can I delete footage?
Can I get my video delivered on a USB drive, so I can edit the files?
Do you store my digitized video after my order is complete?
What is the resolution of the video is captured in?