How to Convert 8mm Camcorder Tapes to Video File

If you want the content from your video camera tape transferred directly to DVD, then this method is for you. 8mm tapes start to have noticeable degradation from last 5 years so backup 8mm tapes by converting to digital media file. Hi8 and Digital8 were the 8mm tape formats. You may want to convert 8mm camcorder tapes to DVD for watching on on DVD players and TV, or to backup the precious videos. In this article, welike show you how to create a video file from 8mm film conversion easily.

What you need is a media cature software that can help you burn 8mm tapes files to DVD or any other video format with good video quality and fast burning speed. Any good video capture software is highly recommended to help you finish the task. Besides 8mm tapes, it can also convert all popular video formats to DVD, such as MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV, ASF, MKV, etc.

Convert 8mm tapes to Video File

  1. There are many ways to capture videos from 8mm tapes to computer, such as capture card or digital camcorder. Below are the general steps to convert analog signal to digital signal which could be captured with video capturing software
  2. Connect your 8mm tape digital camcorder using Firewire, USB cable, or S-video cable to computer
  3. Run the video capturing software on computer.
  4. Insert the 8mm tape into the 8mm tape camcorder or player, and find the spot in the tape where you want to begin the capturing process.
  5. Select either “Options” or “Settings” in the video-capturing software and make sure that the output format, which could also be labeled “capture format,” is MPEG-2 because it is best for burning to DVD.
  6. Select “Capture” on the video-capturing software and select “Play” on the 8mm tape camcorder or player. When it is finished, the footage from the 8mm tapes will be on the computer’s hard drive.

These steps helps you to convert your video tape to DVD or any other format with out loose your precious moments.