SECAM

SECAM, also written SÉCAM (French pronunciation: [sekam], système électronique couleur avec mémoire,[1] French for Electronic system color with memory), is an analog color television system first used in France. It was one of three major analog color television standards, the others being PAL and NTSC.

All the countries using SECAM are currently in the process of conversion, or have already converted to Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB), the new pan-European standard for digital television. SECAM remained a major standard into the 2000s.

This page primarily discusses the SECAM colour encoding system. The articles on broadcast television systems, and analogue television further describe frame rates, image resolution and audio modulation.

Analog television encoding systems by nation; NTSC (green), SECAM (orange), and PAL (blue).