View Full Version : Are MPEG's NTSC and PAL? Help
02-12-2004, 03:53 PM
Hello all. I can't believe I don't know the answer to this, but it never came up before. I am doing an animation for a client who is going to play it back through her laptop into a projector in Orlando, Florida. Does this mean that the animation can be any frame rate I want (i.e.: 25 or 30) or does the fact that she's using a projector in the States limit me to 30 FPS. I'm 90% sure that the animation can be 25FPS and PAL res (which is what I have done it in) since it's just the computer playing it, but I need to be sure.
02-12-2004, 04:31 PM
if it is a computer that is playing, it doesnt matter, usually projectors get RGB input. if you need to record it to analog media first, it does.
02-12-2004, 04:45 PM
unless you're playing through a CRT it doesn't really matter, as far as I know.
Since, using a projector, she can probably just display any old thing on the computer monitor, it shouldn't be a problem. (She IS shooting the video info via computer, not vcr/etc, right?)
On a pure informational level (not like "for your info", the information processed in the image) PAL/NTSC really has to do more with color temperatures, frame rates and resolution than display devices, and the limitations are in hardware that play back transmissions and actual tapes, more than anything else. AKA, you can play back 1,2,3,12,24,etc etc frame rate back on a computer, and if the video output happens to be something else, than that will cooperate. Computers make the thing just a matter of choice. and ME? I prefer PAL. It' purdier.
And er, yeah, this is all a guess; I use to work at a company that did everything in PAL, and the only time that was a problem was trying to put things to actual, physical tapes.
02-12-2004, 06:43 PM
Thanks for the reply. that's what i figured anyway. Just wanted to check. I prefer PAL too, everytime i come to the states, im horrified at the quality of the tv picture there.
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