Digital8 Tape to DVD
In 1999 Sony developed the Digital8 tape, or D8, which is a consumer digital video tape design. It is a combination of the older Hi8 tape with the DV codec. The Digital8 equipment uses the same video cassettes as analogue Hi8 equipment. However, they differ regarding the fact that the audio/video signal for Digital8 is encoded digitally, using the industry standard DV codec.
As the Digital8 format uses the DV codec, this means they have identical audio and video specifications. As a result, the quality of Digital8 to DVD transfers is excellent.