Sony Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Logo (1980s)

Visuals: On a white background is the word "SONY" in its respective font, on the top left of the screen. Below it is the stylized word "Video" outlined with a drop shadow effect with a line below.

Variants: Below the word "Video", on the line and in the same stylized font, are:

  • LP: VHS tapes that play in the LP mode. Generally focused on concerts and video compilations.
  • EP: VHS tapes that play in the EP mode.
  • 45: VHS tapes of 3 songs per artist.
  • Variant 45: On a black background, the white Sony logo appears in the top farther left of the screen. In the middle is a white segmented rectangle with a black segmented shooting star in the middle and "VIDEO 45" also in black with a white shadow on the right.

Technique: The fade in and fade out. [possible misuse]

Audio: None.

Availability: It's seen on VHS releases of Tears for Fears: The Videosingles, The Beatles: Ready, Steady, Go Live!, and Bon Jovi: Breakout. The black background variant was seen on Video 45: The J. Geils Band.

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