Video8 was launched in 1985, into a market dominated by the VHS-C and Betamax formats. The first model was the Sony Handycam CCD-V8, a record only model with no play back features, only three focus settings and a 6x zoom. Soon after, an Auto-focus model was introduced.
Video8 has one major advantage over the full-size competition. Thanks to their compact size, Video8 camcorders are small enough to hold in the palm of the user's hand. Such a feat was impossible with Betamax and full-sized VHS camcorders, which operate best on sturdy tripods or strong shoulders. Video8 also has an advantage in terms of time, because although VHS-C offers the same "palmcorder" size as Video8, the VHS-C tapes only hold, at most, 45 minutes of tape in SP speed. Thus, Video8's 120-minute capacity served well for most users during its peak.
At Color Images, we can Convert your Video8 Tapes to DVD. Or, if you would prefer, we can Convert your Video8 Tapes to Digital Files...
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Converting Video 8mm Tapes to DVD since 1992
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