Stage 32 Glossary


NTSC is the abbreviation, refers specifically to National Television System Committee that sets TV and video standards. Also refers to the US, Canada and Japanese video display systems that have 525 horizontal scan lines of resolution, 16 million different colors, at 30 frames per second (or 60 half-frames (interlaced) per second). Competing systems in Europe and worldwide are PAL (Phase Alternating Line) and SECAM (Sequential Color with Memory).