Sony Hi8 Camcorder Tape
Sony has long been a household name in terms of electronics. They were trailblazers when it came to camcorders. The Sony Hi8 range has undergone renovations and changes over the years, but began it's life in the days of tapes. Sony Hi8 camcorder tapes may invoke a sense of nostalgia, but are still practical items should you have an old Sony Hi8 camcorder.
Perfect for home videos to share with the family, you can record directly onto these cassettes , the majority of which can hold up to 90 minutes of footage. Preserve memories for your future viewing pleasure on this nostalgic format. The majority of tapes are 8mm making them sleek and compact, meaning you won't have to lug a huge bit of kit around with you to make your home movies.
You may have to invest in a specific cassette player to view these, or convert the format once filming is complete, being digital tapes, they can be converted into fully digital files with the right equipment, allowing you to store the files on a computer or put online. Tapes are rerecordable, but come with pull out tags that will prevent this, in case of accidental recording. They are available in singles, packs of 4 or even packs of 8. If you just want to record the odd video, one is enough, but should you wish to film regularly than the latter is the best option.
Sony produced a large number of Hi8 camcorders ranging in size and features. However, the 8mm Hi8 tapes from Sony are compatible with all of them, meaning regardless of the model you have you can find tapes to fit it. You can even share with others who own similar cameras.
The newer the tape, the better the quality will be, so check when each type and edition for the release date to get an idea as to what to expect.