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Three Easy Steps - a straightforward path to digitizing your memories.

  1. Create Your Order: Gather your media and create your order based on the media type and quantity you want to send in. Add any physical outputs you would like and make sure to add a discount code if you have one.
  2. Send Us Your Items: Use the courier of your choice to send us your memories. If you'd like, you can add a prepaid shipping label at checkout. Once we receive your media, we get to work on the process of digitization.
  3. Receive Your Memories: In just a few weeks, we will transform your physical memories into digital treasures. You will be able to access your digitized memories and we will send back your media and any physical outputs.
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Hi8 to Digital Services
Convert Your Old Hi8 Videotapes to Digital Copies, USB, DVD & More!

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Regular price $29.99
Regular price Sale price $29.99
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Add USB and/or DVD

USB for the Entire Order

$14.99

DVD for Hi-8-may2024

$6.99

DVD Options

Theme

Music

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Cost to Convert Hi8 to Digital

Pricing is based on the amount of video content successfully processed. 

We price our Hi8 to digital transfer services by the length of the home movie footage. Our pricing for Hi8 digitization starts at $29.99 for the first two hours of video. Then, we can digitize each additional set of 2 hours for $29.99.

In addition, our service includes Hi8 cassette repair and case replacement as needed so that your original copies are protected. If the actual length of your home movies is longer than what you originally paid for, our friendly customer service team will contact you via email to confirm what to digitize.

Get a USB copy of your entire order for just $14.99, and there's no need to purchase additional USBs for more content like photo prints or videotapes unless you want extra copies.

Our DVDs are priced at $6.99 per disc, which can hold up to 2 hours of footage.

To get additional copies for sharing, simply add multiple DVD orders above.

Why Choose Capture for Converting Your Hi8 Tapes?

Can one company really offer all of this? We're here to prove it to you. 

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We’ve backed Costco’s money-back guarantee for more than 15 years. If you’re unhappy with your digital copy, we’ll reprocess it for free.

State-of-the-Art Tracking and Security

We know exactly where every piece of media is, through which hand, in which box, every step of the way.

The Fastest Turnaround Time

Receive your cherished digital copy in less than 30 days including shipping time (as opposed to the industry standard of 10 to 12 weeks), without extra charges or fees.

Trusted by Top Retail Brands

Exclusive partnerships with major brands like Costco, Walmart, Google Photos, CVS, and Sam’s Club.

Unmatched Technical Advantage

The ability to digitize photos without removing them from albums.

Auto integration with Google Photos

API integration to allow automatic transfer to your library. We also help iCloud users to upload media to their accounts.

Sensitive Information Protection

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

Complimentary Backup

We offer a complimentary 60-day backup of your digitized media, giving you extra peace of mind.

Quality Care

Know your original format home movies are in good hands because we take the utmost care while creating the highest quality digital replicas guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Media Repairs

We repair and clean your original media when we digitize videotapes. We can fix damage including broken cases, mild ribbon damage, and clean mold off of a videotape.

What's Included in Our Hi8 to Digital Conversion Services?

  • Downloadable digital video
  • USB & DVD if you ordered these
  • 60-day backup
  • Quality guarantee
  • Videotape repair and case replacement (if needed)
  • Auto-Save to Google Photos (optional)

Video transfers preserve the quality of your footage as it appears on the tape.

The digital file will typically be captured at 720 x 480 (same as MiniDV), which is higher than VHS resolution estimated at 333 x 480.

  • You won’t be charged for unsuccessful transfer.
  • You won’t be charged for empty videotapes.

How Does the Hi8 Transfer Process Work?

Digitize videotapes in less than 30 days in only 3 steps:

Create your order. Then, gather your Hi8 tapes and home movies that you would like to digitize.
Prepare your media to be shipped by packing it safely. You can add a pre-paid shipping label to your order or use your own shipping option to mail your media.
After we assess your items, you will review an invoice. Once you approve it, we'll begin digitizing your memories. Within 4 weeks, you'll receive high-quality digital versions of your VHS tapes along with your originals.

What Formats of Videotapes Are Accepted?

Our video tape transfer service can convert your analog media, including:

VHS, SVHS, VHSC, SVHSC, MiniDV, DVC, DV, DVCAM, Video8, Hi-8, and Digital8

Regardless of what types of tapes you have, we can turn them into lasting, high-quality digital memories. If you are unsure whether your home movies are accepted for our video transfer service, feel free to contact us and we will help you preserve your memories for future generations.

More About Our Data Security and Privacy To Safeguard Your Hi8 Tapes

Your memories are in good hands because we take every precaution to ensure every moment is safe.

We provide 24/7 monitoring, advanced tracking, and state-of-the-art security to protect your memories from the moment they arrive until they are shipped back to you.

You can check the processing status throughout the entire transfer with regular email notifications, so you know your precious memories are in good hands.

Plus, our friendly customer service experts are here to help if you have any questions.

Every memory processed by our video conversion service is safeguarded with a 60-day back-up stored in your complimentary MemoryCloud account.

We use secure cloud storage to ensure only you have access to your memories.

Organizing Your Hi8 Tapes for Shipping

Let us know what we're digitizing, so we can accurately title and organize your files.

Providing the date of your videotapes allows us to put them in chronological order for easy future viewing.

Label your videotapes before sending them to us to make organizing your memories a breeze.

Click “Tell us about your memories” area to provide any personal details you want us to include in the digital copies, such as titles, years, and places.

We offer the option to auto-save digital files to your Google Photos Library for easy organization by location and time on your smartphone, tablet, or other device.

Plus, our video conversion option comes with smart chapters, highlight videos, and personalized titles and themes for your enjoyment and organization.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hi8 Conversion

Once you’ve created your order, we’ll guide you through shipping your items to us via email. Here's what you can expect:
  • Packaging: Securely pack your items in a box. We recommend using bubble wrap or other protective packing materials for added safety.
  • Shipping: We provide instructions on how to ship your package, ensuring it arrives safely at our digitization center.
  • Receipt Confirmation: Upon receiving your items, we’ll send a confirmation email, signaling the start of the digitization process.
  • Order Progress: We’ll keep you updated every step of the way after we receive your memories. You’ll receive periodic emails about your order so you can monitor their journey with us and back to you.

All orders include a Digital Download in MemoryCloud, which is best suited for viewing on computers, smartphones, or iPads/tablets, providing easy access without the need for physical media.

You then have the option to add on a physical output:

  • USBs: Perfect for physical backup, versatile gifting, and compatibility with devices like computers, laptops, and smart TVs.
  • DVDs: Ideal for traditional gifts, particularly for recipients with DVD players or game consoles.
After digitization, we'll send you a final invoice detailing the total cost. Upon payment, you'll receive access to your digital memories. Your original items will be shipped back to you with care, completing the preservation of your treasured moments. If you decide to not go through with your transfer after receiving the invoice we will ship your memories back to you and the transaction will be complete.
We take the security of your memories very seriously. Our instructions include safe packing methods, and to use reliable shipping carriers with tracking services. For added peace of mind, we recommend choosing a shipping option with insurance.
Sony introduced Hi8 tapes as a high-quality version of Video8 in 1989 to compete with the S-VHS format. Hi8 tapes are a type of 8mm tape, which means they can be used with the Handycam device, much smaller than a VHS camcorder tape, which made making home movie memories easier than before. Other companies made camcorders compatible with Hi8 as well, including RCA, Canon, Samsung, and Nikon.
No, because a standard VCR is designed to play VHS tapes. To view Hi8 tapes on a VCR, DVD player, or anything other than a specific Hi8 camcorder or player, you will need to transfer them into DVD, USB flash drive, or digital copies.
On their own, old Hi8 video and audio cassettes aren’t worth much. You can find them on eBay for cheap, but the memories contained on them are priceless. That’s why it is important to convert Hi8 to digital before you lose your home movies as the magnetic tape begins to decay.
As long as you have a Hi8 camcorder or recorder, you can use a digital converter to transfer your memories into digital format yourself, but it is time-consuming and may not offer the best quality. For professional results, it’s best to use a Hi8 to digital service like Capture.
By using Capture, you can convert Hi8 into digital download, DVD, or USB drive copies. Plus, we will secure your cherished memories for 60 days with a complimentary backup.
Yes! Additionally, Capture provides regular email updates and a revolutionary barcode tracking and security system that ensures we know exactly where your precious memories are throughout the entire conversion process.
Here are the video formats we convert: If you don't know the type of tapes you have, just select any of these options or visit our videotape conversion page to start an order. We'll assess them and let you know if we can help with the conversion.