Hi8 to DVD Service

Starting at $15.00
  • Videotape Conversion
    Delivery option (DVD Set or Thumb Drive) required.
  • Videotape DVD Set
    DVD Set applies to all of your Videotape Conversions. You only need to add one unless you'd like extra sets.
  • Videotape Thumb Drive
    Thumb drive applies to all of your Videotape Conversions. You only need to add one unless you'd like extra.
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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 Unfortunately, outdated formats like Hi8 can no longer effectively provide that service.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

We’ll provide you with a barcoded order sheet (to keep your memories safe and sorted!).
We provide you with personalized updates, from start to finish.
You’ll receive back your originals plus new digital copies, ready for reviving and sharing.


  • Tapes: 6 Full Hours
    6 Full Hours
    Up to six hours of one tape onto DVD or digital files.
  • Tapes 2
    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 13 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 >
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