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(1980s) Sony Video LP (1985)Sony Video EPSony Video 45Sony Video 45 (early 80's)
Logo: 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.
FX/SFX: The fade in and fade out.
Availability: Rare. 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.