Hi8

AKA
8mm, high-band Video8
Era
1989–2007
Format
analog
Format2
Cassette
Developed by
Sony
Manufacturers
Sony & more
Market
Industry/Education, Consumer
(Max) Capacity
2 hours
Size
9.5 × 6.2 × 1.5 cm
Color
Color
Encoding
Color Under
Tape type
Evaporated Metal, Metal Particle
Tape width
0.315"
Bandwidth
High Band
Fun facts
Hi8 decks are typically backwards compatible, which means they can also play the older Video8 format
The Hi8 format was developed as an improvement to the Video8 format, with greater bandwidth for the brightness levels, but no increase to color resolution
Some professional Hi8 equipment could store additional digital stereo PCM sound on a special reserved track