Video 8 tape in Digital 8 camera?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Beemer, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Beemer

    Beemer Guest

    Can I use Video 8 tape in my Sony Digital 8 camera? Are there any issues?

    Beemer
     
    Beemer, Mar 24, 2007
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  2. Beemer

    Beemer Guest

    | Can I use Video 8 tape in my Sony Digital 8 camera? Are there any issues?
    |
    | Beemer
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    |

    Hope I have not asked a stupid question!

    Beemer
     
    Beemer, Mar 26, 2007
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  3. No. Not a stupid question at all.
    This newsgroup has very low traffic so some questions may not get
    answered at all.....
    Anyway, back to the point

    It depends what you mean by use. Play or Record?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital8

    Doc
     
    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Mar 26, 2007
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  4. Beemer

    Gripper Guest

    I've used plain old Video8 tapes in 2 different Digital 8 camcorders, for
    recording and playback in Digital8 format, without ever encountering any
    problems.
    hth
    Neil
     
    Gripper, Mar 27, 2007
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  5. Beemer

    Beemer Guest

    | >
    | > | > | Can I use Video 8 tape in my Sony Digital 8 camera? Are there any
    issues?
    | > |
    | > | Beemer
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | > Hope I have not asked a stupid question!
    |
    | No. Not a stupid question at all.
    | This newsgroup has very low traffic so some questions may not get
    | answered at all.....
    | Anyway, back to the point
    |
    | It depends what you mean by use. Play or Record?
    |
    | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital8
    |
    | Doc
    |
    |
    to record. The reason I am interested is that I can buy video 8 tapes at
    very much lower cost that Digital 8. Perhaps they are not "metal type" and
    this is why they are lower cost?

    Beemer
     
    Beemer, Mar 27, 2007
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  6. Beemer

    Beemer Guest

    |
    | > Can I use Video 8 tape in my Sony Digital 8 camera? Are there any
    issues?
    | >
    | I've used plain old Video8 tapes in 2 different Digital 8 camcorders, for
    | recording and playback in Digital8 format, without ever encountering any
    | problems.
    | hth
    | Neil
    |
    |
    Neil,

    Are the video 8 tapes "metal type" like I believe the Digital 8 ones are?

    Beemer
     
    Beemer, Mar 27, 2007
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  7. Beemer

    Gripper Guest

    Just grabbed one from the shelf- it's "BASF HG90 High Grade 8mm
    VideoCassette P5-90"
    Nowhere does it mention metal or metal evaporated, so I assume it's not.
    Beware that Video8 tapes used in a Digital 8 camcorder don't give you the
    same running time as in a Video8 camcorder- the tape runs through the
    camera's transport more quickly- so a 90 min tape will only give you 60 mins
    record/playback time. Otherwise no "issues".
    Neil
     
    Gripper, Mar 27, 2007
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  8. Beemer

    Beemer Guest

    |
    |
    | > Neil,
    | >
    | > Are the video 8 tapes "metal type" like I believe the Digital 8 ones
    are?
    | >
    | > Beemer
    | >
    | Just grabbed one from the shelf- it's "BASF HG90 High Grade 8mm
    | VideoCassette P5-90"
    | Nowhere does it mention metal or metal evaporated, so I assume it's not.
    | Beware that Video8 tapes used in a Digital 8 camcorder don't give you the
    | same running time as in a Video8 camcorder- the tape runs through the
    | camera's transport more quickly- so a 90 min tape will only give you 60
    mins
    | record/playback time. Otherwise no "issues".
    | Neil
    |
    |

    Neil,

    Thanks,

    Beemer
     
    Beemer, Mar 29, 2007
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