Content Tag: Video format standards

SECAM Video Format Explained

What does SECAM stand for?

SECAM is an abbreviation for Sequential Color and Memory or Séquentiel couleur à mémoire in French....

PAL Video Format Explained

What does PAL stand for?

PAL is an abbreviation for Phase Alternating Line....

NTSC Video Format Explained

What does NTSC stand for?

NTSC is an abbreviation for National Television System Committee....

What is the abbreviation of Picture Element (PIXEL)? Definition

A pixel is the abbreviation for picture element. A pixel is the smallest component of an image or picture. Pixels are arranged in rows and columns in order to produce a complete image....

What is MESECAM?

MESECAM stands for Middle Eastern Secam. MESECAM is not a broadcast standard. It is a VCR “standard” by which the color under process in VCR’s is done by subcarrier shift instead of by frequency division. This means that an original Secam recording (frequency division) does not play back in a MESECAM player....

Is there any way to convert PAL to NTSC?

Yes!!! There are some ways you can use to convert from PAL to NTSC or vice versa....

What is PAL 60?

PAL-60 is NTSC with the chroma part converted to PAL (both encoding and subcarrier frequency, 4.43 MHz). PAL-60 or “pseudo PAL” standing for 60 Hz, instead of 50 Hz. The PAL colour system, either baseband or with any RF system, with the normal 4.43 MHz subcarrier unlike PAL-M, can also be applied to an NTSC-like 525-line (480i) picture to form what is often known as “PAL-60”, sometimes “PAL-60/525” or “Pseudo PAL”....

What is the difference between NTSC, PAL, SECAM?

There are 3 main analog video standards in use around the world....

What is the difference between NTSC 3.58 and NTSC 4.43?

The NTSC 3.58 is pure US and Japan TV system. NTSC 4.43 is used on PAL video recorders which can play NTSC on PAL and allow reproduction of American video tape on PAL TV....

What is NTSC 4.43 system?

NTSC 4.43 is also known as NTSC-J. NTSC 4.43 is a pseudo color system which transmits NTSC encoding (525/29.97) in a color subcarrier of 4.43 MHz instead of 3.58 MHz....

What are the SECAM variants?

There are five varieties of SECAM:...

What are the PAL variants?

There are five varieties of PAL:...

What are the NTSC variants?

There are three varieties of NTSC:...

What is the difference between STV, ETV, and HDTV?

Standard Definition TV (SDTV) ...

What is the Difference Between Digital TV and Analog TV?

The difference between Analog TV and Digital TV boils down to the way the TV signal is transmitted. Standard analog TV is transmitted in a manner similar to radio....

What is the difference between DTV, HDTV, and SDTV?

“DTV” is a general reference to Digital Television, as compared to “analog” Television. DTV broadcasts can be either HDTV (high-definition television) or SDTV (standard-definition television). HDTV can broadcast at resolutions typically as high as 1920 by 1080 pixels (2 million pixels), whereas the resolutions of SDTV broadcasts are typically only as high as 640 by 480 pixels (290,000 pixels). ...

If I Have Cable Do I Need A Converter Box?

TVs connected to cable, satellite, or other pay services do not require a TV converter box from this program to receive programs after February 17, 2009. Check with your cable or satellite provider to determine how they will support your analog set after February 17, 2009. Time Warner, Comcast and Direct TV Cable are already broadcasting digital programming....

How do I know if I already have a digital TV or DTV?

Digital TVs have labels as “Integrated Digital Tuner,” “Digital Tuner Built-In,” “Digital Receiver,” or “Digital Tuner,” “DTV,” “ATSC,” or “HDTV” (High Definition television). If your television equipment contains any of these labels or markings and it contains a digital tuner, you can view over-the-air digital programming without the need for a digital-to-analog converter box....

What are Digital Television Quality Levels?

There are many quality levels of digital television programming. The most common are:...

What is a Digital to Analog Converter Box?

A Digital to Analog Converter Box or Digital Television (DTV) Converter Box is an electronic device that converts the new free over-the-air digital signal into an analog signal viewable on older “analog” television set....