PAL Hi8 -8MM to digital transfer
We specialize in video tape transfer from PAL Hi8, 8MM and
all professional, industrial and consumer video tape formats.
We offer PALHi8 and 8MM digital conversion in standard or
high definition capture via our Teranex optical encoders.
The technology we employ is used by all television networks globally to bring content that was originally recorded in SD to
the HD platform we live in today. To view a sample video of SD to HD upscaling, click the link below.
For more information, please call Tel. 310-227-2400.
Or use the short form below to send us a message.
PAL Hi8 - 8MM - Digital 8
Output to Standard Definition:
720x576 pixel resolution (580i, Native)
4X3 Aspect Ratio
Output to High Definition:
1920X1080 pixel resolution (1080p)
16X9 Aspect Ratio
The following output file formats are available.
ProRes 422 HQ | ProRes 422 | MOV | H.264
Uncompressed 8 or 10 bit.
ProRes 422HQ digital file size (SD) = 36GB per hour.
ProRes 422HQ digital file size (HD) = 100GB per hour.
Sony introduced Video Hi8 (short for high-band Video8). Like S-VHS, Hi8 used improved recorder electronics and media formulation to increase the recorded bandwidth of the luminance signal. Both Hi8 and S-VHS were officially rated at a luminance resolution of 400 lines, a vast improvement from their respective base formats and are roughly equal to laserdisc quality. Chroma resolution for both remain unchanged. The final upgrade to the Video8 format came in 1998, when Sony introduced XR capability (extended resolution). Video8-XR and Hi8-XR offered a modest 10% improvement in luminance detail. Imagine Video has the high end VTR decks, specifically designed for Hi8. We can transfer a single tape or an entire library of tapes.