The conversion of home movies to digital has now reached the highest level of quality. In the 1990s, 8 mm and super 8 films were shot with artisanal methods and recorded on VHS cassettes. In the following decade, DVD took over, while today, thanks to pen drives and hard discs, all the problems that this kind of transfers had (low definition and in the case of VHS, perishable supports) are overcome.
I explain it well in this video:
Converting super 8 and 8 mm films to DVD start here
Although DVD is still a popular format for some people (for example, those not very up to date with technology), it can play videos on a specific standard definition of quality, that is:
- 720 horizontal pixels
- 576 vertical pixels
I won't go into technical details, but high definition is not just a little bit better, but up to 400% more (1280 × 720 or 1920 × 576).
In other words, you can see the difference very well, even if you are not an expert.
If you consider that television monitors are getting bigger and bigger every day, it is a shame not to take advantage of this possibility now that you can do it thanks to the latest technology.
Unfortunately, if you plan to rely on a low cost lab, beware that the better quality of HD resolution videos is visible only if the super 8 home movie turned into digital was handled by a qualified person who used professional equipment.