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Full-motion video
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Video reproduction at 30 frames per second (fps) for NTSC signals or 25 fps for PAL signals. Also known as continuous-motion video. In the videoconferencing world, the term "full-motion video" is often used, and often misunderstood. Videoconferencing systems cannot provide 30 fps for all resolutions at all times nor is that rate always needed for a high-quality, satisfying video image. Picture quality must sometimes be sacrificed to achieve interactive visual communication across the telephone network economically. Videoconferencing vendors often use "full-motion video" to refer to any system that isn't still-frame. Most videoconferencing systems today run 10 to 15 frames per second at 112 Kbps.


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