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Hi8

An analog videotape format from Sony that uses 8mm cassettes with metal evaporated (ME) or metal particle (MP) tape. Introduced in the early 1990s with 400 lines of resolution, Hi8 is an improvement over the original 270-line Video8 format (see below), as well as VHS tape. Hi8 also supports a digital audio track. The format was superseded by Digital8.

Handycam and Video8
In the mid-1980s, Sony introduced its first Handycam Video8 camcorder with 8mm tape cassettes to provide consumers with an alternative to bulkier VHS and Betamax models. Video8/Hi8 and VHS-C (compact VHS) camcorders competed with each other until MiniDV and Digital8 units came out. See Digital8.
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of America -- 1977 - Started Umatic/Beta Cassette Assembly -- 1978 - Started Magnetic Media Manufacturing -- 1983 - Started VHS Cassette Production -- 1991 - Started 8mm Video Cassette Assembly -- 1994 - Started D-8 Data Cassette Production -- 1997 - Started DDS Data Cassette Production -- 1998 - Started Metal Particle (MP) Media Production -- 1999 - Started Advanced Metal Evaporated Media Production -- 2004 - Began production of Digital Video Cassette media -- 2004 - Began production of LTO Data Storage product -- Began production of Digital Betacam
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