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analog format

With regard to audio, analog audio formats always contain the electronic equivalent of the frequencies of human hearing and are differentiated mostly by their transport systems, such as 1/8" cassette tapes and 1/4" reel-to-reel tapes. See analog audio, audio cassette and sampling.

With regard to video, analog formats mostly deal with resolution and frame rates that were dictated by the NTSC, PAL and SECAM television standards. From time to time, high-definition analog TV formats were developed, most notably the MUSE system in Japan, but all were superseded by digital formats. See video format.
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A federal law was scheduled to take effect Tuesday - but has been delayed until June 12 - requiring television stations to stop broadcasting in analog format and switch to digital format, meaning viewers with analog televisions will require digital converters.
Comcast's Limited Basic Cable package of channels 2 through 31 will remain in analog format, but all channels from 32 upward will be switched to digital signals beginning Feb.
On February 17th, 2009 all full power TV stations will comply with a Federal mandate and switch from the analog format consumers have been watching since TV began to a new digital format.
The LCD display presents measurements in digital and analog format for instant test results.
In the early 1990s, just over 90% of the world's data was born non-digital in analog format. Today, the reverse is true as more than 90% of newly created data is born in a digital format.
gauges utilize information from the SAE J1939 data link and display it in an analog format. A gauge controller receives and translates the J1939 information through a local data link and sends it to the appropriate gauge through a single interface.
The receiver can convert IP-based video back to an analog format so that multiple analog systems, such as multiplexers and matrices, can be connected throughout an enterprise.
Through this integration with Kodak, InputAccel allows Kodak's scanner customers to capture and deliver documents directly into the high-speed DAW, which preserves digital documents by rapidly converting them to an analog format and writing the digitally enhanced images to archive storage media (microfilm).
Assuming that your old video is in analog format, the most popular solution is to purchase a Dazzle Hollywood DV Bridge (about $275), which is available for both Macs and PCs (www.dazzle.com).
Voice is transmitted from the local PBX in digital or analog format from the opposite end.
PACE provides engineer planners at the battalion and brigade task-force levels with doctrinally based standardized engineer planning tools, information, and battle-tracking spreadsheets in digital and analog format. It includes sections on key duties of engineer staff, the military decision-making process/engineer estimate, engineer battlefield assessment, battle-tracking charts, and planning considerations for offensive and defensive operations.