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International television formats and their relationship with CCIR 601

Format

Abbreviation

Transmission rate

Origin

CCIR 601 rate

National Television
System Committee

NTSC

525 lines at
60 Hz (interlaced)

United States

720×486 (interlaced)

Phase Alternation Line

PAL

625 lines at
50 Hz (interlaced)

Europe

720×576 (interlaced)

Séquentiel Couleur Avec Memoire (Sequential Color with Memory)

SECAM

625 lines at
50 Hz (interlaced)

Europe

720×576 (interlaced)

Table 5.2: International television formats and their relationship with CCIR 601;