8mm video followed the VHS tapes.  These 8mm cassettes are 10 cm X 7 cm X 2cm.  8mm video tapes are better quality than the old VHS tapes.  The 8mm video cassettes were common from around the mid 1980′s to the early 2000′s.  During these years the 8mm video cassettes started as 8mm video or Video8, then Hi8 was introduced, and finally an 8mm digital format called Digital8 was introduced.  These 8mm video tapes were almost exclusively used in camcorders.  Very few 8mm video decks were ever made and those that were made were not cheap.  The lack of 8mm decks has caused a major problem for consumers.  Most consumers used their 8mm video camcorders to show their videos.  However, as time goes on, very few of these camcorders are still in working order and therefore the 8mm video tapes can no longer be viewed.