View Full Version : What's the Video system specifications in Europe/France?

10-19-2012, 06:07 AM
I need doing a video to show at France. What's the specifications I must do?

NTSC? SECAM? PAL? 25 fps? 24 fps?

Silvio Toledo

10-19-2012, 08:39 AM
PAL, 25 fps.

10-19-2012, 08:48 AM
well we use pal 25fps but today everything we do is in 1080p or 720p. I don't even remember when was the last time we did anything in pal 720x576

10-19-2012, 10:20 AM
Are you guys sure France is using PAL ? I thought that was SECAM ?

Not sure that matters that much, though, as most devices are compatible with both standards.

10-19-2012, 05:03 PM
is it still PAL for digital broadcasts? I thought PAL/NTSC were the analog format specifications for TV.

10-20-2012, 05:03 AM
PAL/NTSC are still the broadcast formats as far as i'm concerned.
although in the age of hi-def the terms are often just used in reference to framerate

Areyos Alektor
10-20-2012, 06:38 AM
Secam was the French standard. But this is no longer the case since the beginning of the DVD. It's the European standard, so the PAL, which is used. The framerate is 25 frames per second. Knowing that for television it's either 720 p or 1080i which is used today. The 1080P is more often for a show. If it's in a projection room it can be 4 k, but it's often of the 2 K.

10-21-2012, 01:13 PM
I need doing a video to show at France. What's the specifications I must do?

NTSC? SECAM? PAL? 25 fps? 24 fps?

Silvio Toledo

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10-23-2012, 06:19 PM
Thanks guys!