Hi8 TO DIGITAL

Hi8 Conversions

RESTORE YOUR PAST

We at Freeman Productions are happy to provide you with a fantastic service where we can convert Hi8 to digital formats

8mm video cassette on white background

TRANSFER HI8 TO USB

We can take those analogue memories and turn them into a digital format that will last through the ages

 

Hi8 Tape Back

INTERNATIONAL NTSC CONVERSION PROCESS

If you have tapes from another country (such as the USA), we can still convert them without issues!

 

8mm video cassette on white background

TAPE REPAIR AND MOULD REMOVAL

Mould? Broken Hi8 tape? We have you covered! We will have you Hi8 fixed up good as new

 

Hi8 TO DIGITAL PROCESS

So you have officially given up, the old camera is broken. Everywhere you look, all you can find are services that convert VHS. You are at your wits end. How will you ever convert those old Hi8 videos that you have in your storeroom? It’s not as if they aren’t important! There was your daughter’s graduation, you grandmother’s 80th birthday and that time you (almost) did a backflip.  All of these memories are hiding on these tapes, if only you could look at them one more time! They can’t be lost forever, right?

Well you can finally end your search, those moments are as good as in you hands once again because Freeman Productions can transfer Hi8 video to USB in our Johannesburg based studio. Now you can enjoy these memories for decades to come!

Why should I convert my hi8 to digital?

IT CAN PLAY ON ANY DEVICE!

TV’s, computers, phones and tablets are some of the many ways you can now enjoy your tapes

PRESERVE YOUR TAPES

If you don’t convert your tape; water, light and other elements interfere with the sensitive magnetic tape causing the quality to degrade over time

IT WILL LAST

Digital files do not have these issues and can last forever

WATCH YOUR TAPES AGAIN

The feeling of watching your tapes again is indescribable

PUBLISH YOUR TAPES TO THE WEB

Once your tapes have been digitised, you can save them to the web, the cloud or wherever you need them

SHARE YOUR Hi8 TAPES

with Hi8 to digital, spoil your friends and family with the best gift you can give them, your memories.

CONVERSION PROCESS

Labelling process

In order to avoid confusion, the first step that we perform is a labelling process. This is where all of your tapes get labelled so they can be retconned when collected.

Capturing

Here is where the magic happens, your tapes will be connected to a pc and captured using sophisticated software

Authoring

Here we go through a careful authoring process where we cut away any extra stuff that is not part of the video, neaten it up and fix syncing issues

Copied

Finally, we will copy the Hi8 to digital video file to a device of your choice. It’s as easy as that.

How do you convert hi8 to digital?

Old Hi8 deck

SHARE YOUR VIDEOS

Legs baby Old Tape

Now that you have Hi8 to digital tapes, you can give them to all your friends and family

Celebration Recording

We actually recommend this because when you copy your tapes multiple times, you increase the chances of them lasting forever

Old Home Movie Recording of chidden

It’s so unbelievably easy, just copy and paste the video files!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Freeman production were a pleasure to work with , they captured every detail and went the extra mile, I highly recommend them
Jody Kaempf
I was very pleased with the quality of the work. Extremely professional and the turnaround time to deliver was exceptionally fast. I had a great experience with Anthony and Michelle and will definitely be using their services going forward!
Sindi Ndlovu
This was exceptional service and the quality of the conversion is something that I did not expect at all. I would highly recommend Freeman Production to anyone. Outstanding! Thank you very much for eternalizing our old memories
Wynand Viljoen

What is hi8?

History

Old Hi8 deck for Conversions

Downsides to VHS

PLAYS ON ALL DEVICES!

You can play your Hi8 to digital tapes on all of your favourite modern devices

Watchin Conversions on laptop

Really? All devices

You should be able to watch the Hi8 to digital converted files on pretty much anything! You can watch them with ease on your computer by just selecting the file. Afterwards you can copy the video onto a tablet or cell phone to watch them on those devices. You can even play them on a television if you have one that has a USB port.

We recommend that once you have the files on your system you make copies of them, mitigating the chances of losing the files because of Hard Drive corruption. This means that you can share your files with your friends and family as much as you want!

What format will my Hi8 to digital tapes be

We convert Hi8 tapes to MP4 (the universal standard). This will allow you to play your videos on most devices. We normally convert the tapes to MP4 but we also offer other well-known formats including avi , mpeg, quick time , and mov.

On the phone watching Old VHS

CAN I TRUST YOU WITH MY Hi8 TAPES?

Absolutely

If you don’t believe us…

Padlock and Key for safe tape storage
NTSC Tapes

NTSC

We will convert NTSC tapes

If you have a tape from the USA or from Canada that does not work on local systems, we can convert it!

CAN YOU STILL CONVERT A DAMAGED TAPE?

Tape repair

We can fix broken tapes. The amount of retrieved footage will depend on the damage.

Mold cleaning

We can also remove dirt or mould from those very aged Hi8 tapes!

FAQ

Other questions you may have about hi8 to digital

No there is no limit, bring as many tapes as you need

This service is for anyone, be they a company or an individual

You can either bring storage or we can provide some, whatever works for you

10 – 20 working days with Express delivery as an option

We do convert digital 8 tapes as well as a wide variety of other formats such as VHS, audio cassettes and 8mm cine reels

MAKE THE DECISION YOU WILL

NEVER REGRET

At Freeman productions, it gives us extreme joy to be able to give people their memories back. The feeling you get when you show someone their daughter singing on stage or their wedding video is indescribable, and we love doing it.

So the wait is over. Give your old memories the respect they deserve and get them converted to something that can be appreciated in the 21st century.

Watching VHS Tapes with Popcorn
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