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    What's the different btw PAL and NTSC? I notice my Digital video cam is Pal, but some I saw from the web is NTSC. What's the different? Is one better than the other?

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    Read this http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Contrib/WorldTV/compare.html

    Interestingly, you can see that countries within historic US "sphere of influence" adopt NTSC.
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    They are just different video standards. Nothing much to worry about. In Singapore/Malaysia, we use PAL. In places like US, they use NTSC.

    If I am not wrong, PAL is 720 x 576 @ 25fps, NTSC is 720 x 480, 29.97fps.

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    From what I know, most TVs sold in Singapore are multi-system type, ie, can accept both PAL and NTSC, and automatically detects and switches between both systems.
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    Originally posted by roygoh
    From what I know, most TVs sold in Singapore are multi-system type, ie, can accept both PAL and NTSC, and automatically detects and switches between both systems.
    That's right. Only trouble comes when you produce a NTSC tape/VCD/DVD then give to someone whose player can only play PAL, or vice versa.

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    Default Re: PAL vs NTSC

    Originally posted by Kho King
    What's the different btw PAL and NTSC? I notice my Digital video cam is Pal, but some I saw from the web is NTSC. What's the different? Is one better than the other?
    Thanks.
    NTSC = Never Twice Same Colour

    PAL = Perfection At Last

    Of the two systems PaL or more specificaly PAL-D is the more advanced system
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    Default Re: Re: PAL vs NTSC

    Originally posted by Ian


    NTSC = Never Twice Same Colour

    PAL = Perfection At Last

    Of the two systems PaL or more specificaly PAL-D is the more advanced system
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    Great answers, guys! Thanks!
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