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What is NTSC?


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2012-07-06 21:32:45
2012-07-06 21:32:45

NTSC stands for National Television Systems Committee. It's the set of standards used for TV and video in the U.S. since 1953.

These are mandated standards for televisions sold in the U.S and some other countrys like Japan. They include an aspect ratio of 4:3, 525 horizontal interlaced scan lines, and 29.97 fps (frames per second).

Since NTSC allows the control of the HUE (tint) of the color unlike PAL that does not, many TV engineers used to say that NTSC stood for "Never Twice Same Color"


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