Appendix D

Television Standards




A number of standards exist to describe video transmission, fiber optic or otherwise. These standards break down into numerous categories for a variety of applications. This appendix does not claim to be exhaustive, although every effort was made for accuracy and completeness. For simplicity, this appendix will cover only standards currently in force and not list the myriad of developing standards.

Broadcast Standards: NTSC, PAL, SECAM

Broadcast standards combine technical and legal definitions for television broadcasting. They include NTSC, PAL, and SECAM standards.


NTSC broadcast standards include the recommended standards (RS) published by the EIA. This format is basically synonymous with composite ...

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