The Mysteries Of Television Transmission Explained, Busting The NTSC/PAL Myths Part 2

Author xlxmarketing 21.6.2008. | 08:53
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Don’t miss part one where we look at the history of NTSC/PAL formats and what places they can be found round the world. Or learn more about NTSC and PAL in the Chinavasion guide to video formats.

What products do I definitely have to take care with?

The main two types of components that will give you difficulty are surveillance equipment, with anything used to pick up television transmissions also potentially creating difficulty.

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Security cameras, TVs and monitors and DVR systems, three of the things that will cause you trouble.

What does it look like when you team products with different formats?

While there are a number of varying things that can happen when you accidentally, unwittingly plug a thing which uses one format into another there are a few constant outcomes,

When you put a PAL camera with a NTSC recording device or use a NTSC monitor in an area where PAL is the broadcast color format you may get:

  • rolling pictureA rolling picture.

  • blank screenA blank screen

When you put a NTSC camera with a PAL recording device or use a PAL monitor in an area where NTSC is the broadcast color format you may get:

  • black and white screen A black and white picture

  • rolling pictureA rolling picture.

  • torn pictureA torn picture

  • blank screenA blank screen

Don’t miss part three where we look at what products NTSC/PAL formats don’t effect, how Chinavasion can help and where you can find out more information. Or learn more about NTSC and PAL in the Chinavasion guide to video formats.

Author xlxmarketing 21.6.2008. | 08:53
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