Hi8 to DVD

Transfer Hi8 to DVD with Supaphoto© ! Benefit from new, REVIVAL scan technology with optional AI video enhancement for beautiful results and rich, detailed colours - to MP4 Digital, USB, DVD or Cloud Download. All done by hand in the UK. For Hi8 to digital service near me service needs.

Convert HI8 to Digital - With Supaphoto© Quality!

Looking to convert hi8 video tape to digital ? Get new, safe, digital versions to share with the family. 20+ Years Experience, 000's of Genuine 5 Star Reviews & 000's of clients for peace of mind. Plus Free Doorstep Collection and Return Delivery.

Or call us now for some friendly advice Freephone 0800 690 6160

Ask About Bulk Discounts too.

Preserve, Share & Enjoy The Supaphoto Way

The best thing you could ever do for your family in three simple steps.

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1. Package Up Your Memories

Simply pack your beloved memories and send them to us. Use either our courier collection and return service or send it to us directly. Ask for your step by step welcome pack now.

Supahoto staff carefully handling customer material.

2. Lovingly Converted

We love what we do. Our dedicated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

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3. Share & Enjoy With Your Family

This is where the magic begins, We’ll return your original media. Once preserved, access them via our easy cloud download service, USB stick or a DVD. Relax and let those memories flood in. 

Supaphoto Hi8 Video Conversion Service Samples Film

Not everyone has the time to read lots of words.

That’s why we’re produced this short & simple film which explains what we do in a simple way. It also includes a few video transfer samples to put your mind at ease.

We hope that you enjoy it!

See also our Prices and FAQs further below.

Hi 8 to MP4 - Our Service Advantages

Here are just a few of the reasons why people choose Supaphoto everyday. You won’t be disappointed.

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Output & Viewing

Digital file download via Cloud, USB or DVD. Watch on TV, PC, tablet or mobile

Media Transfer Advantages - Colour Corrections

Colour Corrections

Expert colour correction for faded scenes and frame by frame remastering

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AI Video Restoration

Optional AI upscale and restoration delivers cleaner videos with enhanced sound

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Free Services

Free tape inspection and no charge for blank domestic vhs and camcorder tapes

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Security of Handling

We take security of handling very seriously at Supaphoto with step by step tracking

Before & After - RAW Capture V AI Enhancement & Upscale

Considering Hi8 to USB Perhaps? - See Enhancement Example Below

We take technical quality seriously at Supaphoto. We deliver great results with our video capture process as you can see from the example below from an old VHS tape. Now with our REVIVAL AI process and treatment, the quality is even better! We can now optionally use the latest AI to restore your videos. This enhancement technology can sharpen film while recovering accurate detail, remove excess harsh noise while recovering true authentic detail in your film, soften the look of dust and scratches, stabilise the film & more.

For more information, watch our video transfer service and examples video

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Pre Treatment

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Post Treatment

What's Included?

You’ll receive everything needed to safeguard your memories.

Yes, where collection is applicable, we’ll organise for an easy to understand pre-paid address label to be sent to you. Could not be more simple. There’s also a section in there for you to add notes. 

We know how precious your memories are. It can feel like a big decision. The Supaphoto Welcome Guide explains the process in step by step simple terms. It will also include useful contact details for peace of mind.

We loe what we do. Our dedcated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

This is where the magic begins. We’ll return all of your original media. Once preserved, you can access your files via our easy cloud download service, on a memory stick or a lovely DVD. Finally, just relax and let those memories flood in!.

Customer surrounded by video tapes, photographs and audio tapes while looking at the films that Supaphoto have transferred

Sir Richard Attenborough – One of Supaphoto’s Proudest Moments

We were so proud to be chosen by the University of Sussex to preserve some of film director Sir Richard Attenborough’s photographs.

Over the years, we’ve also scanned thousands of photo from prestigious photo albums going back to the 1900’s for British politicians to thousands of everyday family photo collections for families throughout the UK.

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Our Hi8 Video Tape Transfer Prices

At Supaphoto we take pleasure in doing things in the right way and growing our business slowly through referrals.

Video Transfer Prices to MP4 Digital Files or DVD(s)
1 Tape: £29.99 
2 – 5 Tapes: £24.99 each
6 Tapes Onwards: £21.99 each

Prices include for 1 hour of capture, plenty for most tapes! – If you have videos that exceed 1 hour, costs are limited to just £9.99 extra per hour, per item.

What Do I Want Back? – Choose from one of the following options:
i) Mp4 Digital Files as a Free Download from Supaphoto Cloud for easy viewing & sharing with family
ii) Mp4 Digital Files on a Master USB Stick
iii) Conversion to a new DVD in a nice presentation case 


Optional extras:
– Back-up Version on Master USB Memory Stick: £19.99
– Back-up Version of DVD in Presentation Case: £19.99
– Extra copy of DVD in Presentation Case: £9.99

Free Doorstep Collection & Return Delivery
We’re easy to deal with at Supaphoto. Contact Us Now to receive your free welcome pack and address label. We’ll then liaise with you to get your package collected free of charge. Not only that but our prices also include free return delivery. 

Want to Order? – How Can I contact You?
Simple! Just Call us on freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line

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We’ve made life easy for you by compiling the the most commonly asked questions that we’ve been asked over the years in one place!

How can I view my films?
Could not be easier! Either plug a simple USB into your TV and view as a slideshow or watch on PC, laptop, ipad or mobile phone. 

Is it easy to share with my family?
It’s so easy. Just forward the link we’ll send you or share your USB memory stick.

Which media output is best?
Digital files are easy to play and share on PCs, laptops, ipads and phones. Start your own home movie editing projects too. A back-up DVD also makes sense. 

No Upfront Payment? – When do I pay?
We never charge upfront unlike other companies. Why? Because there’s always a small chance that you may have non-chargeable blank tapes.   

Would I be charged for blank tapes?
Don’t worry. We NEVER charge for blank tapes!

How long does it take?
Typically 5-10 working days or less. 

Do you offer an advanced service?
Yes. It delivers more vivid colours, better contrast, sharper pictures and image stabilisation. It takes longer but and costs relatively little more.

New! AI Cinematic Video Restoration Service
Our new AI REVIVAL restoration system leverages intelligent temporal data to deliver cleaner, more faithful videos. Whether you have tapes, DVDs or video files, we’ll can transform them into beautiful HD even higher resolution videos. 

Do you send the originals back?
Yes indeed – It’s important that you always keep your originals somewhere safe.

Can You Upscale to HD/4K High Definition?
Yes! Go for that true magical cinematic experience! It also has features such as picture stabilisation, colour correction, frame rate correction and more besides. 

My video looks very poor in places. Can it still be transferred?
Yes definitely! We’ll always review and advise you first though. And if a few tapes appear mouldy, we even have a dedicated process to handle these too.

Can I view and save them on a Free Online Cloud Gallery?
Yes indeed and you can share them with your family thereafter.

Where can I read reviews about your service?
We always treat tapes as if they were our own. Read our reviews for yourself

Why should I do it?
All videos slowly deteriorate over time. The sooner you do it – the better. 

What’s your security like?
Rest assured that we take security of handling very seriously and have an insurance policy to match. 

I have a lot of videos – Can I get a bulk discount?
Just contact us to see how we can help. See also our buy now, pay later option. 

I still have questions – How Can I contact You?
Call us for some friendly help on freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line

Converted, Preserved and Ready to Enjoy

Choose what you’ll get back. Sit back and soak it in!

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Digital Download

This is a memory stick holding transferred media.

USB Memory Stick

Customer DVD in presentation case

DVD in Case

Bulk Discounts

Got a large order? We’ll do our best to help you. Just give us a call and we’ll see what we can do.

Our HI8 to Digital Conversion Service


Do you have piles of old camcorder tapes stored away in boxes? Chances are they’re the Hi8 video tapes that were widely used in home camcorders during the 1990s and early 2000s. If you’ve got old home movies from that period then it’s likely you’re sitting on a stack of old hi8 tapes.

The problem is that whilst many of us have kept our old tapes we threw out our old vcr recorders years ago. And even if you still do, the small size of Hi8 tapes means that they need a vhs adaptor tape to be played in a normal vhs machine. That means that there might be hours of priceless footage on these old tapes that you can’t watch any more. That’s where our HI8 to DVD services come into play.

If this sounds familiar and you’re looking for a way to recover your old home movies then you’re in luck! Our team at Supaphoto are experts in converting HI8 to DVD and digital video formats using video capture techniques that are compatible with most modern video technologies. Most tapes recorded on hi8 camcorders turn out to look great once digitalised. That’s what our 8mm tapes to digital service will do for you.

What are Hi8 video tapes?

Hi 8 tapes have an important place in the history of home cinema. Hi tapes are part of the general family of 8mm tapes that were developed during the mid 1980s by Kodak and Sony using 8mm video cameras. The 8mm hi8 format was developed by Sony in the late 1980s and was designed to achieve high quality video and audio recordings in a small format tape suitable for home recordings. It was intended to rival the increased fidelity achieved by the super VHS format used by companies like Panasonic. Digital hi8 tapes were soon marketed too.

Like other 8mm tapes, hi8 tapes differ from regular VHS tapes due to their relatively small size. This meant that they could be used in much smaller sized camcorders than the shoulder mounted design used in VHS recording. This development led to an explosion in handheld camcorders like Sony’s ‘Handy-cam’ Hi8 camcorders. Later mini dv tapes became available but no-one could envisage this yet. 

Transfer your HI8 to USB

Although the smaller size of the 8mm tapes allowed for a huge leap forward in home videos it also produces some difficulties for modern viewers. This is because 8mm tapes cannot be played on regular VHS recorders without some form of conversion process. This will most likely come in one of two ways. Either through a conversion tape that will allow the smaller 8mm tape to be played on a vhs tape players, or through connecting the hi8 camcorder directly to a television with an adaptor cable.

As technology has developed it has become increasingly difficult to find working vhs adaptors capable of converting 8mm tapes/HI8 to digital. Add to this the fact that many modern televisions no longer have the suitable cable ports for older hi8 camcorders. This can mean that the old videos can become unplayable without buying expensive equipment. At Supaphoto, we can also transfer HI8 to MP4 and HI8 to USB.

Convert Hi8 Tapes To Digital Files

If you want to know how to convert hi8 video tape to digital and DVD formats then look no further! At Supaphoto we believe that answer lies in converting your old hi8 tapes into digital video file formats that can be played on modern technologies. Our team has years of experience converting hi8 to digital formats that will allow you to enjoy your old home movies without the hassle of wires or specialist equipment. 

Our hi8 video conversion service  will scan your old hi8 tapes frame-by-frame to give you quality, well defined video copies of the original footage using our hi8 tape players. Once your tapes are transferred you can then choose from a number of digital formats and file types to enjoy them on. Some like to transfer hi8 to Blu-ray for an HD version of your tapes on a new Blu-ray disc. This can be combined with our printing services to produce a truly unique object as a present for those you love.

Are You Looking For HI8 to DVD Near Me?

Whatever the product or service you opt for as you look to find a partner to transfer video, we’re confident that our expert knowledge and customer service will leave you with everything you want and more when you need to convert HI8 tapes to DVD.

You can opt to have your footage outputted to DVD or as digital files on either a memory stick or as a download. Digital files are ideal for editing and sharing with friends and family too.

Examples & Customers

Rest assured that we take the issue of quality very seriously.

Why not check out the quality of our Our Video Services?

We’ve spent 000’s on our video tape to digital equipment and have been in this business for over twenty years.

We were chosen to undertake cine film conversion work for the TV Production Company behind the BBC’s Repair Shop!

Other projects include digitalising Sir Richard Attenborough’s personal collection of images, converting early footage of Virgin Airways promotional films and digitalisation work relating to Windsor Castle, The Mary Rose and the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Buy Now - Pay Later Option

Buy now and split your total into 3 easy payments to spread the cost – automatically charged over three months.

Rest assured that there are no hidden fees. Just call us on 0800 690 6160 for more details. Minimum order value applies of £500. Offer subject to terms and conditions.

If you’d like more information about this service, please read guide read our helpful guide.


Don’t Let Your Memories Fade Away - Buy Now, Pay Later Option

Buy now and split your total into 3 easy payments, automatically charged over three months.

No interest and no hidden fees. Just call us on 0800 690 6160 for more details. Minimum order value applies. Offer subject to terms and conditions.

Common Questions

Yes we collect throughout the whole of the UK!

Alternatively, you may visit us too so that we can go through the variables together. Just call or email us in advance to make an appointment at a suitable time please.

We would generally advise using a tracked service to get your photos, film or audio tapes to us –

i.e Royal Mail Special Delivery or Parcel Force 24/48

Yes of course! All of your original media will be returned to you with your digitised versions. 

Yes indeed! It will depend on the total size of your order. Where we save time by doing things in bulk, we like to pass the benefit on.