What is Super 8 Film and Hi 8 and 8mm Film? Before the digital era, camcorders and video cameras are the main video instruments. The most popular video format fitting for the camcorder is 8mm which is later divided into Video8, Hi8 and Digital8. Hi8 video format has 400 lines of horizontal resolution and it is the higher-resolution version of Video8. The three formats have the same magnetic tape width and near-identical cassette shells, measuring 95 × 62.5 × 15 mm.
As time went by, with the widespread of 8mm video format, 8mm film gradually became the mainstream type in the film industry. Generally, 8mm film could be mainly divided into two types: Standard 8mm and Super 8mm. Standard 8mm is 8mm in width and it does not have sound which has a frame size of 4.5mm x 3.3mm. While Super 8mm film has a frame size of 5.79mm x 4.01mm and has sound. Super 8mm’s sprocket holes are more rectangular whereas Standard 8mm are squarer. Concerning the film reel, Standard 8mm film’s reel center hole is smaller than Super 8mm’s. In summary, Super 8mm film had the higher resolution and quality than Standard 8mm.
Why is it Necessary to Convert Super 8 Film to DVD?
Even though Super 8mm was so popular in that age, nowadays it is hard to find 8mm film players. So if you want to keep those old films, you have to convert them to digital formats. Besides, the quality of the images will have degraded and become hard to watch over time. So it is necessary to convert Super 8 film to digital format. Of course, DVD will be your best choice. How to transfer Super 8 film to DVD? What are the methods to convert Super 8 film to DVD? Let’s go ahead.
How to Convert Super 8 film to DVD by Leawo DVD Creator?
Converting Super 8 film to DVD is not so difficult with the help of Leawo DVD creator. Compared to the traditional DVD recorder, Leawo DVD creator will be more flexible to be used. Here you will need to prepare your Super 8 camera, an analog-to-digital video converter and Leawo DVD Creator. The instructions will be divided into two parts. The first part is to use the analog-to-digital video converter to transfer the Super 8 format movie to another digital format, such as MPEG. Then you need to know how to transfer the converted Super 8 movie to DVD with Leawo DVD Creator. Now let’s refer to the details below.
Part 1. Convert Super 8 film to MPEG format.
Step 1. Purchase an analog-to-digital video converter.
Step 2. Connect your Super 8 film camera to the analog-to-digital video converter. Usually the converter has a USB portal on one side and red, white and yellow RCA cable on the other side.
Step 3. Connect the other USB portal on the analog-to-digital video converter to your computer. Then you can download a video capture program, such as Windows Movie Maker. Click Import video button to capture the Super 8 video (Analog-to-digital video converter is the link between the Super 8 camera and the digital video capture software.) and follow the instructions to save the imported video as the MPEG format.
Part 2. Burn the MPEG file to DVD by Leawo DVD Creator
After obtaining converted Super 8 movie in the MPEG format, then you will need to burn the MPEG video to DVD with the help of Leawo DVD Creator. The program will burn the video to DVD with ease and accuracy.
Step 1. Download Leawo DVD Creator and install it.
Step 2. Insert a blank DVD to a PC’s CD drive.
Step 3. Choose Leawo DVD Creator and import video. Usually you can just click Add Video button at the main interface. Or you can drag the video directly to the software. You can also set the output DVD disc type (DVD-5 or DVD-9), quality and aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) at the bottom.
Step 4. Set your disc menu. This is optional. You could choose from the right sidebar: Standard, Business, Education, Childhood, Holiday, etc. Or you can DIY disc menu with your own images and audios.
Step 5. After setting disc menu, users could click the big green icon Burn to call out DVD burning panel.
Step 6. Enter the DVD burning setting panel, and confirm the Burn to(disc, folders or ISO), Disc Label, and Save to route.
Step 7. Click Burn button to start video to DVD conversion process.
Compared to the DVD recorder, Leawo DVD Creator will be more flexible in editing the videos. Besides, the program is much cheaper than other Super 8 to DVD converters, like Just8mm converter. Leawo DVD Creator will have the 6X faster speed to turn your 180+ formats of videos and photos to DVD with 40+ beautiful DVD menu templates. It is your best choice.