The 8mm video format refers informally to three related videocassette formats for the NTSC and PAL/SECAM television systems. These are the original Video8 (analog recording) format and its improved successor Hi8 (analog video and analog audio but with provision for digital audio), as well as a more recent digital recording format known as Digital8.
Their user base consisted mainly of amateur camcorder users, although they also saw important use in the professional television production field.
In 1985, Sony of Japan introduced the Handycam, one of the first Video8 cameras with commercial success. Much smaller than the competition’s VHS and Betamax video cameras, Video8 became very popular in the consumer camcorder market.
We can convert these video tapes to DVD and Digital Files or both. Our Digital file formats are MPEG (for Windows) or AVI format (for MAC).