Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by azz at 2007-01-10 12:24
(Not currently working, so see the IA cached copy of it.)
According to Microsoft, SECAM is an "819 lines per second" broadcast standard.
(And PAL and NTSC are similarly defined in "lines per second".)
- SECAM, PAL and NTSC are standards for transmitting colour, not anything else (you can use NTSC on 625 or 405 lines, for example).
- "Lines per second" is meaningless; it's the number of lines in each frame. One frame per second would make for pretty poor TV.
- ... and the French TV system hasn't been 819 lines for a long time, and was never 819-line SECAM.