NTSC output, which stands for the national Television Systems Committee, is the agreed upon TV output format that is widely used in the United States. Use NTSC output to operate a television in the States with information from the executive producer of a video production company in this free video on digital video.
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Christopher Rokosz here, actor, director, producer and owner of Rokosz Media Studios. And we're discussing NTSC output. Okay, basically NTSC output if you're coming in contact with it when you're deciding to buy a video camera or looking at your television or monitor, it is the standard format agreed upon for the United States of America and other countries abroad. So if you're looking at that that is a good one, that is something you want to see. If it says PAL, P-A-L only, or NST-dash anything, J, or anything, steer away from it. Those are sub agreed upon formats and they are international formats. You will not have a good result if you're operating within the United States of America for that. So that is the standard format, that's what we see on television during normal broadcast, that was the standard for all the versions of video tapes up and coming, up through DV, including super VHS, VHS, your eight, your Hi8, your digital eight, your straight eight, all those types of things. So if you're using it in that way, you want NTSC output. Now what is NTSC output? Well in reality it stands for the National Television Systems Committee, it was formed in nineteen-forty and they were set up to standardized formats for the United States, because if different television stations had different formats, well you'd need different antennas or receivers to pick it up. So the FCC teamed up with them to create this standardized format. They ratified it in nineteen-forty-one and decided to name the format after the initial, so it is the National Television Systems Committee comes up with the NTSC format. Now originally it came out in analog and black and white, and it was a true thirty frames per second interlaced video. Now when color came out they had to come up with a new standard, it was actually CBS in nineteen-fifty who came out with a newer version of the - of what was called the NTSC format and it was coming out at twenty-nine point nine seven frames per second. And that was upgraded for color. That created kind of an interesting crossover because film runs at twenty-four frames per second, and we simply couldn't just speed it up and have a natural looking thing, so then there was a three by two conversion set up to come up with some kind of things like that. So interesting history, it's what we use here in the United States so if you're choosing between any other format or NTSC in the United States of America, I would suggest you do that. I'm Christopher Rokosz, we'll see you in Hollywood.