Sony introduced the Video8 format in 1985.
Video8 was positioned to rival the VHS-C format developed by JVC.
Video8 has a resolution of 240 lines, about that of VHS.
The main drawback of Video8 is that it can’t be played back over a VHS player with an adapter.
Is Video8 the Same as 8mm?
Video8 can be said to be the same as 8mm.
8mm here refers to the width of the tape.
Video8 has a tape width of 8mm.
However, in differentiating between Hi-8 and Digital8, Video8 is often called 8mm.
Check out the video below for more information on the Video8 format.