Mesecam

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SECAM Varieties - MESECAM (home Recording) - Technical Background
... to record SECAM video on an unmodified PAL VCR, thus creating MESECAM tapes, which can be played back in color through another PAL VCR into a SECAM TV ... Many PAL VHS recorders, with MESECAM, have had their analog tuner modified in French-speaking western Switzerland (Switzerland used the PAL-B/G analog broadcast standard while the ... but the VCR recorded French broadcasts, in MESECAM ...
SECAM Varieties - MESECAM (home Recording)
... MESECAM is a method of recording SECAM color signals onto VHS video tape ... Although being a workaround, MESECAM is much more widespread than "native" SECAM ... Most VHS machines advertised as "SECAM capable" outside of France can be expected to be of the MESECAM variety only ...
VHS - Signal Standards
... standard/lines/frames) SECAM/625/25 (SECAM, French variety) MESECAM/625/25 (most other SECAM countries, notably the former Soviet Union and Middle East) NTSC/525/30 (Most parts of Americas, Japan ... VCRs allow playback of SECAM (and MESECAM) tapes with a monochrome picture, and vice-versa, as the line standard is the same ... nowadays can typically handle PAL, MESECAM for record and playback, plus NTSC for playback only (provided the TV is capable of displaying NTSC's 525-line/30 fps standard) ...