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Rec. 601

An ITU-R standard for component digital video (YCbCr). It was designed to provide a common digital standard for conversion from the three analog video/TV systems (NTSC, PAL/SECAM). Rec. 601 (ITU-R BT.601) also enables easy conversion back to any of the three analog signals for distribution.

The choice of a luma sampling frequency of 13.5 MHz and a chroma frequency of 6.75MHz (4:2:2) yields 720 samples of active data per line for both NTSC and PAL/SECAM. For ITU-R high-definition specifications, see ITU-R HD standards. See YUV, YCbCr and chroma subsampling.
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Optional interfaces include CCIR 601 serial digital, and DV/1394.
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MediaRacer 1000 features high quality full motion video at CCIR 601 PAL/NTSC resolutions with extremely low latency, which makes it best suited for "mission critical" implementations requiring precise PTZ control, including military applications.
According to Kent Hatfield, vice president for technology and operations at WXXI, the project includes design, engineering and integration of a new CCIR 601 16:9 & 4:3 format broadcast facility.
Igniter features CCIR 601 video resolution and 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio along with the option to upgrade to Component I/O with balanced audio.
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