CCIR System G

The 625-line analog television display standard used in the European UHF system, as well as the majority of Asian and African countries.

CCIR System G is a common analog broadcast television system used in the majority of European, Asian, and African countries. The letter G stands for the European UHF system. Note that some European countries use a different system.

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A frame is a total picture. The frame rate is the number of pictures displayed in one second. But each frame is actually scanned twice interleaving odd and even lines. Each scan is known as a field (odd and even fields.) So the field rate is twice the frame rate. In each frame, there are 625 lines (or 312.5 lines in a field.) So the line rate (line frequency) is 625 times the frame frequency or 625•25=15625 Hz.

The RF parameters of the transmitted signal are exactly the same as those for System B which is used on the 7.0 MHz wide channels of the VHF bands. The only difference is the width of the guard band between the channels, which on System G is 1.0 MHz wider than for System B: in other words 1.15 MHz (assuming the worst case which is when NICAM sound is in use).

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CCIR System G
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Last modified on July 28, 2020, 8:33 am
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