Originally Posted by eddiehimself
The PAL i think uses 24fps and it's the same format used in the UK too. The North American NTSC system is 30 or 29.97 fps. The reason they're different is because American electricity fluctuates direction at a higher frequency than European power so TVs have different refresh rates (although PC monitors don't) and therefore a different frame rate is required so that it doesn't look ridiculous.
yup - your right....there's SECAM too....ahhhh the french...
but PAL is 25fps generally, or it was when i edited it for 10 odd years....it's getting confusing now though...but that's the general idea me thinks....some broadcasters wont take anything shot progressive, so it's always best to check.
film is shot at lots of speeds, but as a rule of thumb 24 is the standard, for normal action. Film is very different from digital, or ande tape. it's pretty. still better than any Red Cam or HD cam i think..
PAL also looks nicer than NTSC too...(had to put that in...)