If you’re wondering how to keep your old 8mm film safe and protected, the best thing we can recommend is to get them transferred to DVD. You can preserve the life of the film as long as possible by storing it in a cool, low moisture area away from sunlight. Even with the best possible care, the film will deteriorate over time, and the only sure way to keep your precious memories truly safe is to get them over to a more permanent format, such as DVD.
We do film transfers here at ATV Productions in-house to ensure the safety of your priceless videos. Give us a call today or visit us at http://www.atvproductions.com/ for more info!
“How long will a DVD last?”
I have seen reports of 75-100 years. This could be wrong. DVDs will last until they become too scratched to be read, and scratching a DVD is not hard to do. Always make a back up copy of important video or data and put the DVD away in a cool, dry place. Exposure to extreme heat or extreme cold can cause damage to DVDs, and they should also be kept away from any harsh chemicals to ensure a longer lifespan.