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Updated 20/11/2012Home » Video Glossary » SECAM


Séquential Couleur Avec Mémoire (Sequential Color with Memory). A composite color standard similar to PAL, image format 4:3, 625 lines, 50 Hz and 6 Mhz video bandwidth.

The SECAM standard is currently used only as a transmission standard in France, Russia and a few other countries. Video is produced using the 625/50 PAL standard and is then transcoded to SECAM by the player or transmitter.