Hi8 to DVD or Digital Service

High tech videotape conversion meets simple mail-in service so you can relive the good ole days digitally.

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Hi8 to DVD or Digital Service
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southtree cd, thumb drive, digital download outputs
hi8 videotape on blue background
Hi8 to DVD or Digital Service
woman smiling holding southtree thumb drive output
southtree cd, thumb drive, digital download outputs

Hi8 to DVD or Digital Service

High tech videotape conversion meets simple mail-in service so you can relive the good ole days digitally.

How many do you want to digitize?
2PC Converter Box
  • 2PC Converter Box
    $39.99
  • 10PC Converter Box
    $139.99
  • 20PC Converter Box
    $269.99
  • 40PC Converter Box
    $419.99
What do you want to get back?
Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$9.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$19.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$39.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$79.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
Disc Set
$9.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
Disc Set
$19.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
DVD Set
$39.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
Disc Set
$79.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$9.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$19.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$39.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$79.99
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$39.99
2PC Converter Box, 1 Thumb Drive
Mix & Match Photos, Negatives or Slides All Formats
Details
• Includes welcome guide with instructions, barcodes to tag your items, crush-proof box, pre-paid return shipping label and all digitizing • All formats are carefully digitized by hand, right here in the United States • Receive regular email updates throughout the whole process • 2 - 4 week turnaround once we receive your Southtree order • Access to a personal concierge to answer all questions • Includes extra safety item barcodes in case you have more media you'd like digitized. We'll invoice for any add-ons once we receive your media. • National leader with 10+ years experience. Trusted by universities, governments, even Disney!

Wave Goodbye to Hi8.

Ah, remember the halcyon days of the 90s? The music was grungy, tech and the economy were booming, Steven Segal was still a thing, and we could record all our most important events with a giant camcorder loaded with Hi8 tapes. Okay, maybe it wasn’t all a bed of roses. But at Southtree we’re committed to doing our part to bring just a little bit of that magic back into your life.

You know that stack of Hi8 cartridges in your garage that you can’t watch on a modern device, and may be starting to deteriorate? We can bring them back to life – we can rebuild them, bigger, faster…ok, maybe we’re mixing our decades here. The point is that our state of the art Hi8 to DVD service can take your old tapes, that have sound or are silent, and convert them completely and perfectly to high quality DVDs that you can watch over and over again.

Old formats of video have their unique charms, but the main problem is that your local electronics store doesn’t carry the kind of specialized equipment you need to actually watch them anymore. DVD players have permanently replaced older kinds of video transmission and projection devices, and it’s no use to have all 11 innings of your daughter’s little league championship game recorded if you can’t, you know, watch it.

The most important thing you can do for you and your families memories is preservethem. Unfortunately, outdated formats like Hi8 can no longer effectively provide that service. At Southtree our expert technicians and state of the art equipment transfer every frame of your video recordings to exacting standards of clarity, fidelity, and audio-visual quality. Don’t lose touch with your favorite memories – keep them with you by transferring them to long lasting, high quality DVDs or DataDVDs from Southtree.

How It Works

Send
Pack your Southtree box with all your analog media. We include safety barcodes for every item, and a pre-paid return shipping label. Hand your package to the mail carrier, pat yourself on the back, and let us take it form here.
Digitize
Our team of professionals will digitize every item, by hand, with personalized updates provided at each step. Your memories will be digitized at our 3 acre, 50,000 square foot campus.
Receive
You’ll receive your original recorded moments back, plus perfectly preserved digital copies on thumb drive, the cloud or DVD. Gather the family and begin reliving your memories. Tissues not included.

Features

  • Tapes: 6 Full Hours
    6 Full Hours
    Up to six hours of one tape onto DVD or digital files.
  • Tapes 2
    One-to-One
    For best quality, each tape is provided its own premium disc, one to one.
  • Tapes 3
    Full Resolution
    We preserve videos at the original resolution, with no quality loss.
  • Tapes 4
    Pro Equipped
    We use professional video decks to ensure the best quality playback of old analog tapes.
  • Tapes 5
    Real-Time Updates
    We’ve developed an amazing order tracking system that provides you updates every step of the way.
  • Tapes 6
    Made in USA
    We process and check every order by hand here in the high-tech hub of the South, Chattanooga.

We convert all these formats (and more).

  • Beta
    Ah, 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 >
  • MiniDV
    So named for the approximate length of time that people would be buying them – also, their diminutive size.
    Learn more about MiniDV >
  • VHS
    Like Astroturf and perms, VHS tapes have gone the way of the Alicia Silverstone dinosaur.
    Learn more about VHS >
  • Hi8
    Ah, 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 >
  • Digital8
    Digital8 recording tapes were introduced in 1999, just 20 years ago (Oh my god we are so old).
    Learn more about Digital8 >
  • VHS-C
    There 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 >
  • MicroMV
    Since 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 >

Common Questions

How does it work?

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.

What can I get digitized?

Our team of trained Technicians can digitize 19 different types of analog media to DVD, Thumb Drive or Digital Download.

TAPES

  • VHS
  • VHS-C
  • Hi8
  • Video 8
  • MiniDV
  • Betamax
  • MicroMV
  • PAL
  • Digital 8
  • Camcorder

FILMS

  • 8mm
  • 16mm

Pictures

(25 pictures = 1 item)

  • Prints
  • 35mm slides
  • 35mm negatives

AUDIO

  • Audio Cassette
  • Cassette Tape
  • Compact Cassette
  • Reel-to-Reel
How long does it take?

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.

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What do I get back?

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.

Thumb Drive

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Digital Download

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DVD Set

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All your original media

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