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Square Pixels to Other Formats Conversion

Sometimes you need to work in a software  that does not support anything besides square pixels format; for example, you might have to use Adobe Flash, but the final output is a PAL or NTSC format. You will have problems unless you prepare your document right beforehand.

Instead of re-doing the calculations every time, here is a reminder for working in square pixels for a final PAL or NTSC output.

Square Pixels to Other formats conversion

  • NTSC D1 (720 x 486) normal
    4:3 square pixels 712 x 534
    Full width square pixels 720 x 534
  • NTSC D1 (720 x 486) widescreen
    16:9 square pixels 864 x 486
    Full width square pixels 874 x 486
  • NTSC DV (720 x 480) normal
    4:3 square pixels 704 x 528
    Full width square pixels 720 x 528
  • NTSC DV (720 x 480) widescreen
    16:9 square pixels 854 x 480
    Full width square pixels 874 x 480
  • PAL (720 x 576) normal
    4:3 square pixels 768 x 576
    Full width square pixels 788 x 576
  • PAL (720 x 576) widescreen
    16:9 square pixels 1024 x 576
    Full width square pixels 1050 x 576

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