Video frame rates and NTSC vs PAL - 550D

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archiebald Senior Member • Posts: 1,499
Video frame rates and NTSC vs PAL - 550D

Is this assumption correct?

If I record video with the camera set to NTSC it will record at 30 / 60 fps depending on the selected resolution.

If I play back from the camera direct to an NTSC TV it will play back correctly.

However, if I travel to the UK and plug it into a PAL TV, I need to change the camera output to PAL.

Will the camera then try to play back the video at 25 / 50 fps? i.e. 20% too slow. Or will it play back at the recorded frame rate and let the TV sort out how it is displayed?

Of course if I run it through editing software, I can do almost anything with the output. It is just direct output to TV I was thinking about.

archiebald OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,499
Re: Video frame rates and NTSC vs PAL - 550D

Anyone who can answer this?

Narcosynthesis Senior Member • Posts: 1,819
Re: Video frame rates and NTSC vs PAL - 550D

My knowledge of current tv is very limited, but is NTSC/PAL still an issue if you are taking about HD broadcast?
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Lawrencew Veteran Member • Posts: 4,751
Re: Video frame rates and NTSC vs PAL - 550D

All modern PAL tvs will accept NTSC input. So just play back NTSC, don't change to PAL.
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Re: Video frame rates and NTSC vs PAL - 550D

On my PAL Samsung LED TV I played all combination (standards and frame rate) with no problem at all.

But, may not be the same on NTSC TV set,

See the article

http://hometheater.about.com/od/televisionbasics/qt/ntscpalframes.htm

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