[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: American quality standards.
Thu Mar 16 14:12:01 CET 2006
On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 19:43 +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> > Just poking my head in here to note, for the little it's worth, that I
> > (as a not-particularly-videophilic American) had never even *heard* of
> > SCART until this discussion started; to the best of my knowledge I've
> > never seen any hardware which supported it.
> Consider yourself lucky. SCART was "invented" by the French, whose
> other contribution to the video world is SECAM. The SCART connector
> is an abominable thing that has the habit of falling apart when
> unplugged. That is, if you manage to get it plugged in properly in
> the first place. To make matters worse, the cable is thick as a
> garden hose and enters the plug at an angle, invariable towards the
> wrong side.
The fact that the scart connector falls apart, is not nearly a big
problem as the fact the after a few years the TV set's connector starts
to fall apart as well.
Note on SECAM: for a reason I forgot (or didn't want to remember) it's
impossible to edit SECAM material. So they're actually using PAL
camera's and editing gear and then convert it to SECAM...
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