Video8

AKA
8mm
Era
1985–2000s
Format
analog
Format2
Cassette
Developed by
Kodak & Sony
Manufacturers
Sony, Kodak, more
Market
Consumer
(Max) Capacity
2 hours
Size
9.5 × 6.2 × 1.5 cm
Color
Color
Encoding
Color Under
Tape type
Metal Particle
Tape width
0.315"
Bandwidth
Low Band
Fun facts
This format's appeal was around its smaller size, which made for much lighter camcorders than VHS or Betamax
This format was the first 8mm video tape format; its later predecessors were Hi8 and Digital8
This format was initially launched by Kodak but Sony ended up dominating the market with its Handycam camcorder line
Fun fact about all 8mm: there was no separate linear audio track; it all AFM, recorded in the video signal, from the jump