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If I am shooting for broadcast TV, should I use standard 4:3 or 16:9? Which is more likely to be accepted? Also is it a bad idea to use 24P mode for TV? I thought it may enhance the look of the work even though it is not a cinematic production. Finally, if I do this in NTSC is that going to have a negative impact on the ability to sell to international markets?
You can ask the TV service provider which format is most acceptable. Most will accept both formats. Also, it is my experience that they prefer 30 fps but if you ask the provider they should provide you with format specs to help you out. I am not sure of how shooting in NTSC will effect over seas sales as most of Europe is PAL while some countries use NTSC.