The Importance Of Converting 8mm Tapes

8 mm tapes, including old camcorder tapes and 8 mm film reels, are susceptible to irreparable damage over time.

By converting these to digital copies, Memory Fortress helps you preserve these memories for future generations.

The digital version offers higher quality playback and easy sharing on social media or with family.

8Mm Video Transfer

Converting 8mm tapes to DVD is a great way to preserve your family memories. It’s fast, affordable, and easy to do!

Why Converting 8mm Tapes To DVDs A Good Idea

Nowadays, many people have a large amount of footage on Super 8 or 8mm film.

If you are anything like most people, you may not even know what these are.

In this blog post, I will describe transferring 8mm film to DVD.

I will also answer why you might be interested in converting it to digital so that it can be preserved for years.

For family, special occasions, vacations, and other precious moments you have captured on videos on 8mm tape, you will want to preserve or convert the footage to DVD so that several more generations can see it.

Convert 8mm Tapes Into DVD Video Files.

Every so often, we’ll get an 8mm film camera in the office, and it’s always magical watching the footage from years ago.

So you might ask yourself why you want to convert your old films or 8mm tapes to DVDs.

It’s relatively easy to answer this question.

Here are the main reasons you will want to consider converting your 8mm tapes into DVD video files:

The Conversion Process

Memory Fortress employs professional services to handle your 8 mm tape conversion.

Our team uses state-of-the-art analog-to-digital video converters and video capture software to ensure the entire process maintains your original video’s high quality and integrity.

  1. Tape Inspection: Each 8 mm tape is carefully inspected for any damage.
  2. Cleaning and Repair: Necessary repairs and cleaning are done to ensure the best results.
  3. Digital Conversion: The 8 mm video formats are converted into digital video files using digital converters.
  4. Editing and Enhancement: The digital files are edited for clarity, enhancing audio and video quality.

Unique Features Of Our Service

  1. Personalized Attention: Every tape is treated with individual care.
  2. Advanced Equipment: We use high-quality video transfer machines and digital tape converters.
  3. Flexible Delivery Options: Receive your memories on DVDs, USB flash drives, external hard drives, or via digital download.
  4. Fast Turnaround: We aim to complete orders within a few business days.
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When Was 8mm Film Popular?

Deciding to convert your 8mm tapes to DVD is a wise decision that can help the impact of your old movies last for generations.

The 8mm format was trendy from the 1930s through 1960 and was first used by German engineers as an alternative method of recording sound.

It grew in popularity as time passed and became a standard way of recording home movies. It is essential not to let those memories fade away.

Many people continue to use this vintage method of watching videos and passing their memories to the next generation.

This article aims to explain why you should convert your 8mm tapes to DVD format.

Analog Film Like Hi8 And MiniDV Is Outdated Today

Of all the video formats, 8mm film is one of the most outdated.

You can’t only purchase a cheap video camcorder and churn out high-quality 8mm movies anymore.

That doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy this over-90-year-old technology.

If you have 8mm tapes, you can convert them to a DVD and preserve them for years while still accessing your footage.

Analog Film Like Hi8

Why Is DVD The Best Way To Archive Video?

If you want to preserve the quality of your old family movies, converting 8mm tapes to digital is better.

Why? Because, well, even though DVDs may seem like a thing of the past, they are the highest quality when it comes to archiving video.

I have videotapes (VHS, Hi8 and 8mm, VHS-C, and MiniDV)


  1. If the videotape is in its case, please leave it with a label. Your digital file will be named with that label. “Christmas 1991” sounds much better than “Tape 4.”
  2. Group all of the tapes together if possible. Processing videotapes requires different equipment than other forms of media, and we can get started much more quickly if we aren’t searching for it.
  3. Your tapes will ultimately come back on a DVD … one DVD for each tape. If you also want all of your tapes on flash drives, we can do that. Please remember that very large flash drives are expensive, but we can put up to 250GB of movies on a single flash drive if you want that.

I have reel-to-reel movie film


  1. Please keep reel-to-reel film grouped as well.
  2. Identify the size of each reel. This will give you good ideas of both length and cost.
  3. Recognize that smaller reels will be stitched together during processing to create a longer movie. If you send eight reels about three inches in diameter (about 50 feet per reel), you will receive back one single reel of 400 feet stitched together. Your DVDs will have several files that can be played as a longer movie.
  4. Reel-to-reel movies, by definition, did not have any sound. There won’t be any audio on your DVD when you receive it.

I have documents and books


  1. Grouping is critical because we create searchable PDF files from the groups.
  2. Labeling the groups is also critical; these labels will be the names of the files.
  3. Remove as many staples, paper clips, binding clips, etc., as possible while maintaining the integrity of the groups. We have to charge for all the unbinding, and we will keep things in groups, but we do not usually refund items. This saves you money.
  4. Leave detailed instructions. A lot of what we get are old letters—and legal documents. Most phone calls with customers during the processing phase involve document orders.

Beyond 8mm Tapes

Memory Fortress doesn’t just stop at 8 mm tapes. We also convert VHS tapes, VHS-C tapes, mini DV tapes, and more.

Our digital services cover many old video formats, ensuring no memory gets left behind.

Preserving More Than Just Video

We also help you digitize old photos and other media besides videos. Whether a compact cassette or a film format, our media conversion services ensure your memories are preserved in the digital video format.

We digitize everything right here at our facility in metro Atlanta, processed by US citizens.

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We Serve All Of The United States

It is our pleasure to serve all 50 States.

Our customers rely on us to deliver a top-quality, affordable product with a fast turnaround time.

When you need to convert 35mm film 8mm camcorder videos into the latest digital formats, USB or DVDs, we hope you will choose Memory Fortress.

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