8 mm videocassette format:
This page is describing the original Video8 analog recording format and its improved successor Hi8 analog video and analog audio but with provision digital audio, as well as a more recent digital recording format known as Digital8.
Developed by: Sony
Launched in: 1985
A.K.A.: 8 mm video, Video 8, Video8, HI8, Digital8, High 8, Digital 8, D8 and Handycam.
Used for: Consumer (mainly) and professional video recording
Tape used: 8 mm magnetic tape in cassette shells measuring 95x62.5x15mm.
Length: 120 min. max. in SP.
Manufacturers: Sony, Hitachi, Pioneer, RCA, Fuji, Scotch and others
Video recording: helical scan head.
- Video 8 - analog
- HI8 – analog –improved electronics and media formulation
- D8 – digital (DV codec)
- Video 8 - analog AFM
- HI8 – analog AFM, and digital PCM on some machines
- D8 – digital
Variations: Data8 (data recorder), RUVI
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