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Digital8

Digital 8 is a digital videotape format devised by Sony.

It uses conventional analog Hi-8[?] tapes, but records the video signal in digital form using the DV codec.

Digital 8 camcorders preserve backward compatibility with Hi-8 by seamlessly playing the old analog tapes and transcoding them to the DV format at the same time.

Sony has only manufactured Digital 8 camcorders. Separate videotape recorders have never been manufactured. The format has largely been supplanted by mini-DV[?].



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