Video Standards

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Video signals for television in North America are different from those used in Europe. North America uses the NTSC system, and most European countries, as well as many others, use the PAL system. The main differences between the two modes are resolution and frame rate. NTSC displays have 200 lines vertically and displays 29.97 frames per second (most people round it off to 30). PAL uses 256 with a frame rate of 25 frames per second - sometimes just 24.