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Digital8

A digital videotape format from Sony that was introduced in 1999. Digital8 uses the DV/MiniDV encoding technology but not the MiniDV cassettes. The cassettes it does use are the same as the earlier Hi8 analog tapes; however, they run at twice the speed for NTSC recording or 1.5 times for PAL. An LP mode is available so that, for example, a 90-minute Hi8 cassette records 90 minutes.

Using DV encoding with 480 lines of resolution, Digital8 provides more lines than its analog predecessors (270 for Video8; 400 for Hi8). See Hi8, DV and SD formats.
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MiniDV competes with four other digital formats: Digital8, which records using 8MM cassettes; MicroMV, a hard-disk-based format; DVD camcorders, which play DVD-R media in most DVD players and are able to store up to one hour per side; and HDV, which offers high-definition digital recording and playback on MiniDV cassettes.
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