Hi8 to Digital
About Video Transfers Hi8 to Digital
It’s hard not to worry about your old home movies. When you consider that they hold invaluable memories and experiences, it’s natural to want to keep them alive. But, as with all analog media,
it’s a losing game. It’s only a matter of time before they deteriorate and eventually become unplayable once you record something on them. And the more time that passes, the greater the chance that your precious memories will be lost forever.

The good news is that there is something you can do: convert your old Hi8 cassette tapes to digital files so they won’t degrade over time. That way, no matter what happens to the cassettes physically, your memories will always be preserved!

At VideoMedia, we understand the importance of your family’s home movies. Our know-how and experience enables us to convert your Hi8 tapes to digital files, so you’ll never have to worry about these archives becoming lost to time!

VideoMedia takes the time to ensure that every transfer is meticulously processed. Your Hi8 tapes are handled with care and our team ensures that the transition from tape to digital format is as quick and seamless as possible. 

Your memories should be protected by a team who knows what they’re doing. At VideoMedia we have been providing these services for over 40 years. We know exactly what it takes to protect and preserve your memories in the best quality possible to ensure you can enjoy them for generations to come.
How Does the VideoMedia Digitization Transfer Process Work?
With our Hi8-to-digital transfer service, VideoMedia makes it easy for you to preserve your memories in their purest form. No longer will you have to worry about how much space your tapes take up or how many times they can be watched before they degrade.

First things first: Come by our Montreal location to drop off the Hi8 video cassettes you’d like to have converted to digital or have them delivered to us by courier. To ensure that every tape that comes into our hands is treated with care and respect, our extensive process for handling your originals is as follows: Once VideoMedia receives your tapes, our expert technicians attentively examine each item and issue an inventory. They then examine the quality and condition of the materials.

This step enables you to have all the information you need to decide the best option with which to proceed. We’ll always let you know if there are any issues with your tapes and whether any repair work is required. If necessary, repair is possible (and only if it can be done without compromising the integrity of your original recording), it will be offered as an option that you can confirm over the phone.

After examining your tapes, they are meticulously scanned at a high bit rate to digital format of your choice using specialized equipment and software. That way, you'll be able to see all the details of your original recording preserved. This entire process takes place in-house at VideoMedia, so you don't have to worry about any unnecessary manipulation by third-party contractors.

Your digitized files are then stored onto a digital support of your choice (USB key, external hard drive, DVD-or any combination that you prefer). When the process is completed, you'll receive both your original videotapes back with your new digital file.
Why Choose VideoMedia?
When you choose VideoMedia for transferring your Hi8 tapes to digital files, you get to work with a family-run business that’s been helping people in Montreal and across Canada preserve their memories either personally or institutionally (museums, municipalities, corporations, film producers, etc.) for over 40 years. We know how important your memories are to you, and we take the time to make sure they’re preserved with quality and precision. 

Because the processing is done in-house, we can also accommodate more complex projects quickly and efficiently. Our team of helpful and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your personal, institutional, artistic or commercial project.  

At VideoMedia, you can rest assured you are getting the best value for your money. Although our prices are competitive, the quality of our service is unmatched, supported by state-of-the-art equipment and technology when converting your Hi8 memories to be preserved for generations!

VideoMedia has been around for a while, and our many years of industry experience in the industry has made us a trusted name in media transfer. We take pride in our ability to provide affordable, reliable, and high-quality services to our customers. This experience enables us to undertake any complex project you have entrusted to us. 
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Aleesa Hall
My mom passed away back in 2008 and I randomly found this tape VHS with no way of knowing what was on it, so I needed a service that was able to convert it onto a CD or USB, anything. I am so happy I found this VideoMedia. There were able to transfer it flawlessly and now this is the last footage of have of my mom on camera, I get to see her and hear her voice. I'm so happy I have this footage forever now. The service was great and Michel was so kind :)
Frederic St-Jean
De par leur expertise, ils ont su redonner une seconde vie à de précieux souvenirs familiaux. Le tout a été effectué avec grand professionnalisme, un service courtois et à un prix plus que raisonnable. Je recommande vivement. Merci !
Nico Fleury
J'ai fait mettre sur 3 clés des vieux films et des diapositives qui dataient de plus de 35 ans et vraiment ils ont fait un job exceptionnel.  Ils sont très professionnels et le service impeccable, d'autant plus que les prix sont plus qu'abordables.  Un gros MERCI.
Marco Zilveti
Très bonne adresse pour une prestation professionnelle de qualité, une attention très poussée au besoin de/du client(e), très aimable et un résultat parfait !