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 Unfortunately, outdated formats like Hi8 can no longer effectively provide that service.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
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 4 - 6 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.