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World Standards

NTSC - National Television Systems Committee

Line Frequency 15.734k Hz
Scanning Lines 525
Field Frequency 60 Hz
Color Signal Modulation System Suppressed Quadrature Modulation System
Color Signal Frequency 3.579545 MHz
Burst Signal Phase settled

PAL - Phase Alternation Line

Line Frequency 15.734 kHz
Scanning Lines 625
Field Frequency 50 Hz
Color Signal Modulation System Suppressed Quadrature Modulation System
Color Signal Frequency 4.433619 MHz
Burst Signal Inversion by 1H

PAL M - Phase Alternation Line - M

Line Frequency 15.734 kHz
Scanning Lines 525
Field Frequency 60 Hz
Color Signal Modulation System Suppressed Quadrature Modulation System
Color Signal Frequency 3.575311 MHz
Burst Signal Inversion by 1H

SECAM - Sequential Couleur a Memoire

Line Frequency 15.625 kHz
Scanning Lines 625
Field Frequency 50 Hz
Color Signal Modulation System FM Conversion System
Color Signal Frequency 4.40625 MHz/4.250 MHz
Burst Signal Phase settled

A

  • Afghanistan PAL
  • Albania SECAM
  • Algeria PAL
  • Andorra PAL
  • Angola PAL
  • Antigua NTSC
  • Argentina PAL
  • Australia PAL
  • Austria PAL
  • Azores PAL

B

  • Bahamas NTSC
  • Bahrain PAL
  • Bangladesh PAL
  • Barbados NTSC
  • Belgium PAL
  • Belize NTSC
  • Benin SECAM
  • Bermuda NTSC
  • Bolivia NTSC
  • Borneo PAL
  • Bosnia-Herzogovina PAL
  • Botswana PAL
  • Brazil PAL M
  • Brunei PAL
  • Bulgaria SECAM
  • Burkina SECAM
  • Burundi SECAM

C

  • C.I.S. SECAM
  • Cambodia SECAM/PAL
  • Cameroon PALM
  • Canada NTSC
  • Canary Islands PAL
  • Central African Republic SECAM
  • Chad SECAM
  • Chile NTSC
  • China (Peoples Republic) PAL
  • Colombia NTSC
  • Comoros SECAM
  • Congo (Peoples Republic) SECAM
  • Costa Rica NTSC
  • Croatia SECAM
  • Cuba NTSC
  • Curacao NTSC
  • Cyprus (Greek) SECAM
  • Cyprus (Turkish) PAL
  • Czechoslovakia SECAM/PAL

D

  • Denmark PAL
  • Djibouti SECAM
  • Dominican Republic NTSC

E

  • Ecuador NTSC
  • Egypt SECAM
  • El Salvador NTSC
  • Equatorial Guinea PAL
  • Estonia SECAM
  • Ethiopia PAL

F

  • Fiji PAL
  • Finland PAL
  • France SECAM
  • French Guiana SECAM

G

  • Gabon SECAM
  • Gambia PAL
  • Germany PAL
  • Ghana PAL
  • Gibraltar PAL
  • Great Britain PAL
  • Greece SECAM
  • Greenland PAL
  • Grenada NTSC
  • Guadeloupe SECAM
  • Guam NTSC
  • Guatemala NTSC
  • Guinea SECAM
  • Guinea-Bissau PAL
  • Guyana NTSC

H

  • Haiti SECAM
  • Hawaii NTSC
  • Honduras NTSC
  • Hong Kong PAL
  • Hungary PAL

I

  • Iceland PAL
  • India PAL
  • Indonesia PAL
  • Iran SECAM
  • Iraq SECAM
  • Ireland PAL
  • Israel PAL
  • Italy PAL
  • Ivory Coast SECAM

J

  • Jamaica NTSC
  • Japan NTSC
  • Jordan PAL

K

  • Kenya PAL
  • Korea (North) PAL
  • Korea (South) NTSC
  • Kuwait PA

L

  • Laos PAL
  • Latvia SECAM
  • Lebanon SECAM
  • Lesotho PAL
  • Liberia PAL
  • Libya SECAM
  • Lithuania SECAM
  • Luxembourg SECAM/PAL

M

  • Macau PAL
  • Madagascar SECAM/PAL
  • Malawi PAL
  • Malaysia PAL
  • Maldives PAL
  • Mali SECAM
  • Malta PAL
  • Martinique SECAM
  • Mauritania SECAM
  • Mauritius SECAM
  • Mexico NTSC
  • Monaco SECAM/PAL
  • Mongolia SECAM
  • Morocco SECAM
  • Mozambique PAL
  • Myanmar NTSC

N

  • Namibia PAL
  • Nepal PAL
  • Netherlands Antilles NTSC
  • Netherlands PAL
  • New Caledonia SECAM
  • New Zealand PAL
  • Nicaragua NTSC
  • Niger (Republic) SECAM
  • Nigeria PAL
  • Norway PAL

O

  • Oman PAL

P

  • Pakistan PAL
  • Panama NTSC
  • Papua New Guinea PAL
  • Paraguay PAL
  • Peru NTSC
  • Philippines NTSC
  • Poland SECAM
  • Portugal PAL
  • Puerto Rico NTSC

Q

  • Qatar PAL

R

  • Réunion SECAM
  • Romania SECAM
  • Rwanda SECAM

S

  • St. Kitts NTSC
  • St. Lucia NTSC
  • Samoa NTSC
  • Saudi Arabia SECAM
  • Senegal SECAM
  • Seychelles PAL
  • Sierra Leone PAL
  • Singapore PAL
  • Slovenia SECAM
  • Soloman Islands PAL
  • Somalia PAL
  • South Africa PAL
  • Spain PAL
  • Sri Lanka PAL
  • Sudan PAL
  • Surinam NTSC
  • Swaziland PAL
  • Sweden PAL
  • Switzerland PAL
  • Syria SECAM

T

  • Taiwan NTSC
  • Tanzania PAL
  • Thailand PAL
  • Togo SECAM
  • Trinidad & Tobago NTSC
  • Tunisia SECAM
  • Turkey PAL

U

  • U.A.E. PAL
  • U.S.A. NTSC
  • Uganda PAL
  • Uruguay PAL

V

  • Venezuela NTSC
  • Vietnam PAL
  • Virgin Islands NTSC

W

  • Western Sahara PAL

Y

  • Yemen PAL
  • Yugoslavia PAL

Z

  • Zaire SECAM
  • Zambia PAL
  • Zimbabwe PAL

 

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