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You have a Hi8 in your hands

Hi8, Video Hi8, High-band video 8mm or Hi8-XR; these analogue video tapes have a magnetic tape of 8 mm (0.3 inch) in a closed cassette. They grew into one of the most popular consumer formats. Their long production time of 1989 to 2007 proves this.

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The 8mm family

From the outside, this cassette looks like two similar 8mm tapes: forerunner Video8 and successor Digital8. As a matter of fact, all Hi8 equipment can play the Video8 format. This usually does not work the other way around.

Did you know …

… that Hi8 tapes can contain up to 30, 60 or 120 minutes of imagery (depending on the type)?

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