Definitions for "HI-8"
same specifications as Video8 with double resolution
An eight millimeter tape format which provides better video quality by using s-video technology.
An improved version of the 8mm tape format capable of recording better picture resolution ( definition). A higher-density tape is required which provides a wider luminance bandwidth, resulting in sharper picture quality (over 400 horizontal lines vs. 240 for standard 8mm) and improved signal-to-noise ratio. Camcorders using this format are very small, light and provide a picture quality equivalent to S-VHS.