[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: American quality standards.

Erik Slagter erik
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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