Bypassing Censorship Through the Physical Production of DVDs
DVD videos are a great way for our viewers to experience UFO Seekers® content. No ads. No politics. No shadow-banning. No censorship.
But every avenue in life requires proper understanding and DVD players are one of them. That's because different countries around the world use different formatting for their televisions. So what are the formats? There are three, but we produce DVDs only in the two popularly used formats, NTSC and PAL.
NTSC Versus PAL
For televisions, there are two types of color encoding systems. These encoding systems affect how content is viewed on televisions. On analog TVs the difference can be a lot while on HDTVs the affects may be minimal.
FPS, Aspect Ratios, & Regions
NTSC = 30 fps 720x480 aspect ratio with manual color correction
NTSC is typically found in North America, South America, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
PAL = 25 fps 720x576 aspect ratio with automated color correction
PAL is typically found in Australia, Western Europe, China, India, Africa, and elsewhere.
SECAM is typically used in France, Russia, and parts of Africa. We do not produce DVDs in this format.
NTSC Technical Details
The National Television System Committee (NTSC) developed the analog television format encoding system that was introduced in North America in 1954 and stayed in use until digital conversion. It is one of three major analog format television standards, the others being PAL and SECAM. All the countries using NTSC are currently in the process of conversion, or have already converted to the ATSC standard, or to DVB, ISDB or DTMB.
The analog NTSC color encoding system is usually associated with the broadcast System M. NTSC is analog composite video because the luminance (luma, monochrome image) and chrominance (chroma, color applied to the monochrome image) are transmitted together as one analog signal.
Since the introduction of digital sources (ex: DVD) the term "NTSC" might be used to refer to digital formats, even though they use completely different color encoding systems. For example, 480i (480 interlaced horizontal lines) digital video with color encoded as YCbCr, intended to be backward compatible and easily displayed on legacy NTSC devices, is usually described as "NTSC" (ex: NTSC DVD). Similarly, gaming consoles outputting a 60Hz signal might be labeled as "NTSC", as opposed to 50Hz "PAL" machines. These borrowed terms should not be confused with the analog color system itself.
PAL Technical Details
Phase Alternating Line (PAL) is a colour encoding system for analogue television. It was one of three major analogue colour television standards, the others being NTSC and SECAM. In most countries it was broadcast at 625 lines, 50 fields (25 frames) per second, and associated with CCIR analogue broadcast television systems B, D, G, H, I or K. The articles on analog broadcast television systems further describe frame rates, image resolution, and audio modulation.
PAL video is composite video because the luminance (luma, monochrome image) and chrominance (chroma, colour applied to the monochrome image) are transmitted together as one signal. A latter evolution of the standard, PALplus, added support for widescreen broadcasts with no loss of vertical resolution while retaining compatibility with existing sets. Almost all of the countries using PAL are currently in the process of conversion, or have already converted transmission standards to DVB, ISDB or DTMB.
Due to the introduction of digital sources (ex: DVD) the name "PAL" might be used to refer to digital formats, even though they use completely different colour encoding systems. For example, 576i (576 interlaced horizontal lines) digital video with colour encoded as YCbCr, intended to be backward compatible and easily displayed on legacy PAL devices, is usually mentioned as "PAL" (ex: PAL DVD). Likewise, gaming consoles outputting a 50 Hz signal might be labeled as "PAL", as opposed to 60 Hz "NTSC" machines. These popular designations should not be confused with the analog colour system itself.