Times Are A-Changin'
Digital8 recording tapes were introduced in 1999, just 13 years ago (Oh my god we are so old). But in that decade advances in video recording and viewing technology have progressed at an astounding pace. Digital is now by far the most ubiquitous, safe, and reliable technology to copy your film and video to. It’s getting harder to find a quality way to actually watch and cherish your Digital8 video recordings – your memories. But it doesn’t have to be that way. At Southtree we take your existing Digital8 tapes and transfer them to clear, high quality digital formats that you can easily watch and share. Isn’t it time you and your memories got back together?
Our Digital8 to thumb drive, digital delivery through Southtree Cloud™ or DVD service takes your old tapes and converts them to pristine, clear and easy to store digital formats. We use the same process that the Academy of Motion Pictures uses to supervise the transfer of old films to newer, more easily preserved versions. Our state of the art facility is overseen by experienced technicians who supervise the transfer of your video from start to finish. That ensures that nothing is ever left out, quality never suffers, and colors and clarity are maintained and even improved. The best part is that at the end of the process you get a beautiful, high quality digital version of your memories to cherish.
Don’t let your memories and special events go unwatched, packed up in a box in the attic. Transfer them using our Digital8 to Digital service and turn that storage problem into an easy way to get back in touch with and share your past. Get reacquainted with your memories today!
How It Works
6 Full HoursUp to six hours of one tape onto DVD or digital files.
One-to-OneFor best quality, each tape is provided its own premium disc, one to one.
Full ResolutionWe preserve videos at the original resolution, with no quality loss.
Pro EquippedWe use professional video decks to ensure the best quality playback of old analog tapes.
Real-Time UpdatesWe’ve developed an amazing order tracking system that provides you updates every step of the way.
Made in USAWe process and check every order by hand here in the high-tech hub of the South, Chattanooga.
We convert all these formats (and more).
BetaAh, the faraway 80s…so many great wars. The Cola Wars, the Cold War, and most importantly, the war between VHS and Betamax.Learn more about Beta >
MiniDVSo named for the approximate length of time that people would be buying them – also, their diminutive size.Learn more about MiniDV >
VHSLike Astroturf and perms, VHS tapes have gone the way of the Alicia Silverstone dinosaur.Learn more about VHS >
Hi8Ah, remember the halcyon days of the 90s? The music was grungy, tech and the economy were booming, and Steven Segal was still a thing.Learn more about Hi8 >
Digital8Digital8 recording tapes were introduced in 1999, just 20 years ago (Oh my god we are so old).Learn more about Digital8 >
VHS-CThere was a time when stocking up on VHS-C tapes seemed like a great idea. When the thrill of a compact VHS format was a fresh and beguiling as Jennifer Grey’s career.Learn more about VHS-C >
MicroMVSince introduction, Apple got their groove back, Britney Spears boomed, busted, and then boomed again, and Fast and Furious 5 changed all of our lives.Learn more about MicroMV >
Our mail-in service is simple and easy. Just send us your Southtree kit, filled with old home movies or pictures. We'll do the rest, digitizing all your recorded moments to DVD or digital. Every Southtree kit includes a welcome guide with instructions, safety barcodes for every item, a pre-paid return mailing label, and a sturdy Southtree box for safe packing and sending.
Our team of trained Technicians can digitize 19 different types of analog media to DVD, Thumb Drive or Digital Download.
- Video 8
- Digital 8
(25 pictures = 1 item)
- 35mm slides
- 35mm negatives
- Audio Cassette
- Cassette Tape
- Compact Cassette
It takes 2 - 4 weeks once we receive your filled Southtree kit. You'll receive regular email updates throughout the whole process with access to a personal concierge to answer all your questions.
Updated along the way
Memories are personal, so are we. That's why we're committed to keeping you informed at every step in the digitizing process.Log in to track your order at any time! Plus, every item you send is barcoded and tracked from start to finish. You’ll receive up to a dozen e-mailed updates throughout our process.Track your order »
You'll receive your original analog media plus digitized and ready to relive digital copies on your choice of DVD, Thumb Drive or Digital Download. Our team of professionals carefully converts all analog media by hand, right here in the United States.