Camcorders sold in the United States conform to the National Television System Committee (NTSC) broadcast standard.The NTSC standard defines a composite video signal with a refresh rate of 30 full frames per second (fps). Each frame contains 525 scan lines and can contain up to 16 million different colors.
- Sony® digital and analog camcorders conform to the NTSC standard through the AV output.
- The i.LINK® connection used on Sony® Digital8® and MiniDV format camcorders output video at 29.97 full fps in DV format. The i.LINK format used on these models conforms to the DV standard 29.97 fps.