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NTSC versus PAL. What's the Difference?

  • NTSC is the video standard commonly used in North America and most of South America.

  • PAL is the video standard which is popular in most of the European and Asian countries.

  • The difference between NTSC and PAL is the transmission of number of frames per second. In NTSC, 30 frames are transmitted per second. Each frame is constituted up of 525 scan lines.

  • In PAL, 25 frames are transmitted per second. Each frame consists of 625 scan lines.

  • Second, the power frequency used in NTSC is 60 Hz. While in PAL, the power frequency is 50 HZ.

Outland products can be either. If you have a product from Outland and you are wondering what standard your product is setup for, just look at the serial# tag/label. If the model# include /E, the product is PAL. If the /E is absent, the product is NTSC or is configured to work with either format.

Still have question? Just call us at (985) 847-1104 and we will talk you through which standard is right for you.

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