digital 8

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by stuart tyrer, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. stuart tyrer

    stuart tyrer Guest

    where is the best place to get digital 8 tapes from ?
     
    stuart tyrer, Nov 26, 2006
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    Jerry Guest

    How many tapes are you after, 1 or 100(+)?

    Also is there such a thing as a 'digital 8 tape', wasn't the idea
    behind the format that it would use existing Hi8 tapes?....
     
    Jerry, Nov 26, 2006
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  3. stuart tyrer

    Jukka Aho Guest

    There weren't any when I bought my D8 camcorder (DCR-TRV210E). The
    manual instructed to use Hi8 tapes.

    Since then, I've seen some Digital8 labelled tapes in the shops but it's
    probably just a marketing gimmick.
     
    Jukka Aho, Nov 26, 2006
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    Jerry Guest

    <mode=pedantic>
    You mean digital, not D8, there is no such thing as D8 format
    although there is a D9 and thus referring to the digital 8mm consumer
    format as 'D8' might get confused (on paper / screen) for the
    professional D9 format!

    [1] JVC Digital-S, the tape is 1/2" and the cassettes are the same
    size as the (S)VHS format.
    </mode>
     
    Jerry, Nov 27, 2006
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  5. stuart tyrer

    Jukka Aho Guest

    Considering that even Sony's Digital8 logo is based on the letter "D"
    and the number "8": <http://web.telia.com/~u57102366/bildegif/d8.gif>, I
    don't think it is an unreasonable colloquial abbreviation for the
    format.
     
    Jukka Aho, Nov 27, 2006
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    Jerry Guest

    Yes, lets not allow the facts to get in the way of the marketing....

    In the context of the thread, someone thinking that digital8 is the
    same as the (non existent D8 format) might miss read a list of tapes
    and order D9 tapes thinking that they are suitable.
     
    Jerry, Nov 27, 2006
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