In their prime, Hi8, Digital8, and Video8 were the go-to formats for capturing precious moments, from family gatherings to your first steps. As technology advanced, these analog and early digital tapes became relics of a bygone era.

Today, many of our customers seek to preserve their cherished memories by converting these outdated formats to digital, ensuring that their nostalgic moments are safeguarded and accessible for future generations.

Here at Disbank with over 25 years of expertise in digital media transfers, we specialise in converting old media formats like Hi8, Digital8, and Video8 into digital versions you can cherish forever.

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Converting Hi8 to Digital

Hi8 tapes captured our cherished moments with superior video and audio quality during the 1980s and 1990s. As these tapes age, their risk of degradation increases. Diskbank’s Hi8 to digital conversion service uses advanced technology to ensure high-quality digital output. We meticulously inspect each tape, use calibrated equipment for optimal video extraction, and offer enhancements like colour correction. Preserve your Hi8 memories with Diskbank, where we convert treasured tapes into digital formats for easy accessibility and enjoyment.

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Converting Digital8 to Digital

Digital8 tapes, blending the ease of digital with the familiar form of Hi8 tapes, were a technological bridge in home video recording.

At Diskbank, our Digital8 conversion process ensures that your digital recordings are seamlessly transferred to contemporary digital formats (including USB/HDD/SSD/DVD). Our technicians handle each tape with care, safeguarding the original digital quality while upgrading it to modern standards. With our conversions, your Digital8 memories are revitalised, ensuring they continue to be part of family gatherings and personal archives in today’s digital age.

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Converting Video8 to Digital

Video8 was the pioneering format that made video recording widely accessible in the 1980s. These tapes, however, are highly susceptible to environmental and age-related damage.

Diskbank’s Video8 digital service is dedicated to reviving your oldest memories with precision. Each Video8 tape is carefully evaluated and processed using specialised playback equipment to capture the best possible quality from the analog format. Convert your Video8 tapes with us and keep your earliest memories alive in a durable, digital format that stands the test of time.

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Transfer Prices – Converting Your Digital8, Video8 and Hi8 Tapes to Digital

Standard digital8, video8 & Hi8 video transfers: FROM $40 PER TAPE

  • ‘Top and Tail’ Edit only – Removal of any Black / Blank / or Copyright TV footage from start or end of tape
  • Digitisation through professional TBC (Timebase Corrector)
  • Capture Linear audio track only


  • Cost of USB drive unless supplied by customer
  • Tape cleaning – Repair – Re-Casing of damage tapes – $20 per tape
  • Separate DVDs for each tape – If each tape to separate DVD is requested, DVDs are charged at $5 per DVD
  • Additional DVD copies if requested
  • Tape baking prior to transfer for tapes affected by ‘Sticky Shed Syndrome’ – $10 per tape

Premium digital8, video8 & Hi8 video transfers: FROM $65 PER TAPE

Experience the ultimate video transfer with our Premium service. Our skilled technicians go the extra mile to provide extensive editing and enhancement options, including repair, noise removal, and colour correction.

The price per tape starts at $65 and gradually decreases as the quantity of tapes increases.

  • Repair or re-casing of damaged or dirty tapes
  • Digitisation through professional TBC (Timebase Corrector)
  • ‘Top and Tail’ Edit – Removal of any Black / Blank / or Copyright TV footage from start or end of tape
  • Removal of white noise and artefacts
  • Attempted Colour Correction where necessary
  • Attempted fix of field interlace problems affecting image quality
  • Cropping of jitter from perimeter overscan area of footage
  • Removal of ‘static’
  • Fade to black at start and end of footage
  • Capture of both Linear and Hifi Tracks and selection best audio track
  • Audio level adjusted to 0dB
  • *Tape baking prior to transfer for tapes affected by ‘Sticky Shed Syndrome’ Included in Premium Service

Over 25 Years in Delivering Digital Transfer & Conversion Services Locally & Australia-wide

Since its inception in 1995, DiskBank has been a leader in Australia’s print and digital media industry. This unwavering commitment to quality and precision extends to our digital transfer services, where our state-of-the-art equipment and meticulous attention to detail ensure the best possible results.

Operating from our Perth office, we are proud to deliver conversion solutions for Video8, Hi8, and Digital8 formats across Australia, ensuring high quality media preservation for both local and national clients.

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Diskbank – More than Just Converting Analog to Digital

At DiskBank, our mission goes beyond simple media conversion. We are architects of memories, carefully transforming your nostalgic Video8, Hi8, and Digital8 tapes into lasting digital legacies. Our team handles each tape with the utmost care, capturing not only the visuals but also the essence of every cherished moment they contain.

Trust us to not only transition your Video8, Hi8, and Digital8 tapes into the digital era but to also breathe new life into the stories they hold. Choose DiskBank for a transformation that transcends mere conversion—experience affordable, high-quality service and unparalleled preservation of your memories.

Preserve & Digitise Your Precious Memories Today

Don’t let your cherished memories fade away! Contact DiskBank now to ensure they’re preserved with the highest quality and value. Our expert team in Perth handles daily dispatches across Australia, guaranteeing customer satisfaction.

Call us at (08) 9388 0800 or email to start your digital preservation project. We’re committed to providing you with the best quality and value for your media conversion needs—anywhere in Australia.

What does your conversion process look like?

We’ve been converting all formats of video and camcorder tapes since 2002. During that time, we’ve honed our procedure to the point now that we believe it is the best you will find anywhere:

This is no ordinary video transfer. The following procedures are standard in our Premium transfer process:

  • Digitising your video through our professional transcoding & digitising equipment
  • Removal of white noise and artifacts from the start and end of your footage
  • Removal of blank or black sections
  • Cropping of jitter from perimeter of footage where necessary
  • Removal of static
  • Adding chapters to final DVD
  • Dolby Digital sound
  • Industry leading two pass variable bit rate encoding
  • Transferring your footage onto high quality DVDs
  • Upgrade to 24kt gold plated archive grade DVDs upon request
  • Professionally packaged into a DVD case
  • Personalised attention from experienced technician throughout from start to finish


  • Use domestic DVD recorders (this will produce a low quality encoding and not allow editing of your footage). All our equipment is professional grade.
  • Our transfers are all done in Perth, we don’t outsource or get anything processed overseas.
  • An experienced operator will complete your transfer from start to finish. Before we edit and clean up any unwanted issues with your media, we digitise it in real time. For example, if you have a 90 minute tape, it will take us 90 minutes to digitise. This time consuming process is the only way to give your memories the treatment they deserve.
Why should I convert my Hi8, Digital8 & Video8 into digital format?

Converting Hi8, Digital8, and Video8 tapes to digital preserves your memories from degradation and makes them easily accessible, shareable, and safe. Digitization ensures compatibility with modern devices, safeguarding your precious moments for future generations to enjoy without the need for obsolete playback equipment.

What do you do with the original tapes after conversion?

After conversion, the original tapes are returned to you along with your new digital copies. We can also safely dispose of the tapes if requested.

How much do you charge for converting Hi8, Digital8 and/or Video8 to digital format?

We offer two pricing options—Standard and Premium—depending on your specific needs. For more detailed information on our pricing, please refer to the pricing section of our website. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at (08) 9388 0800 to discuss any specific requirements or queries you may have.