8mm Film to Digital: Why You Need To Do It Today

Reminiscing about the past is what keeps us fueled for the future. We are who we are today because of our past experiences, so it makes sense that you would want to look back on those special moments through photos. However, as time changes, those traditional ways begin to vanish.

This is the case as the digital age advances and conventional methods of preserving memories are left in the past. The 8mm film you’ve grown used to is becoming more and more obsolete, which is why it’s best to transition to digital. Making the switch from 8mm to digital will benefit you in many ways, not just in terms of protecting your memories.

Learn why you should make the jump to digital below.

8mm Film

To make home videos more affordable, 8mm film was created in the 1930s. This motion picture film format, which replaced 16mm as it rose to fame on the big screen, captured family moments that would be cherished for generations. 8mm refers to the film's width, much like 16mm. 16mm was a popular format for independent or low-budget movies.

However, as the digital age has taken hold, both have faded away after nearly a century. In fact, because of advancements in the film industry, this video format is now rare, which is why we stress the importance of transferring as soon as possible.

Digital Film

Any type of medium used to store pictures in digital cameras is referred to as digital film. It will often depend on how well the choice of storage works with the various kinds of digital cameras. Numerous advantages exist with digital film, including greater capacities and faster writing speeds.

Thanks to digital film, you can easily access your photos and videos, whether from your computer, an external hard drive, or DVDs. Keeping your photos and home videos backed up and stored can be done separately from your computer using an external hard drive. Even though DVDs are becoming dated, many people still find physical collections to be useful.

How Easy it is to Transfer

It is essential to convert your old film to digital film, and the process is simpler than you might imagine. To digitize your collection, simply pack up and send us your collection of photos and videos. Each should be wrapped in plastic wrap and kept in a durable container. Try to steer clear of using dust-producing packing materials during this process.

Your 8mm film will be digitally converted using our patented smart scanning technology. Additionally, your film will be lubricated, cleaned, and captured frame-by-frame. Then, at no additional cost, our team of professional film editors will manually adjust each scene's color and exposure.

This process is as simple as that. You can rely on our team of professionals to provide you with the best scans available, so ask for our assistance. Check out the many benefits this action offers below.

Benefits of Transitioning to Digital

There are many benefits that come with making this essential transition. Keeping memories alive, sharing them, and even avoiding the hassle of trying to watch these memories are all included in this. Learn about each and more below.

Avoid Film Aging

8mm films are fragile, and as time progresses, they won’t stand the test of time. If you wait too long to transfer what could be great memories you look back on, they could be lost forever. With digital film, you don’t have to worry about your 8mm film aging and disintegrating because these precious memories will always remain.

Watch Without the Hassle

Don’t force yourself to scour the internet for obscure and rare equipment, like projectors, to finally view your photos and videos. Instead, make the transition to a digital format to play your videos without the hassle. You'll experience the wave of nostalgia in no time with any device.

Share Memories With Loved Ones

Due to their susceptibility to destruction, 8mm films cannot simply be taken to a family member's home and shown to them. But today, you can easily send a photo or a video to a loved one, thanks to the wonders of technology. Simply switching from 8mm to digital film is all that is necessary. Before you know it, you’ll be able to share these memories with ease.

Don’t Take up Space

If you have a lot of 8mm photos and videos, you are aware of how much space this requires. There is an alternative way to store everything that is currently taking up space in a closet, basement, or storage facility. 

You must also consider the possibility that something terrible could happen and erase all of those priceless memories in an instant. With digital film, all this could be stored without taking up any space. You also won’t have to deal with a mistake, like a spill, that would ruin all these memories.

Experience the Joys of Preserving Memories.

We’ve mentioned this benefit all throughout this article thus far. This is the most important benefit that you can experience. The reason we document our lives is so we can look back on these incredible moments with fondness.

It is also great for our children to see how we lived—and their children. This can really drive home the history of your family and what you are all about.


As you can see, it is essential to convert your 8mm film from almost a century ago into a digital collection that is easily accessible. You won't have to worry about this storage taking up additional space or the fragility of the film. You also won’t have to deal with the hassle of finding a projector or another piece of equipment to view your old pictures and videos.

Instead, make the switch to digital so you can easily relive the joy of your memories with close family members. With our help, this procedure is as simple as it can be, so don't wait any longer and ask for assistance right away.