The first 8mm video with integrated camera.
In 1977, just two years after the launch of Betamax, Sony's founder Masaru Ibuka instructed his engineers to develop the next generation video format, encouraging them to "increase the recording density by a factor of ten and develop a format that will make today's video a thing of the past." The CCD, which Sony had been working diligently to develop, was completed, and Sony announced its plan to create a VTR with a built-in camera that could record and videotape using a CCD camera. In July of the same year, a prototype of the video with integrated camera "Video Movie" was announced and a call was made for standardization of 8mm video standards in the industry. The standardization was discussed at the 8mm Video Conference with 127 companies from Japan and abroad, and the 8mm Video Standard was established in 1984. In January 1985, the CCD-V8 was launched with a 250,000-pixel CCD, and its excellent image quality caused a great sensation.