I don't understand the submission formats or the exhibition formats

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Hi.  I'm submitting my high school project to some film festivals but don't understand what DVD-NTSC-R0 or  DVD-NTSC-R1 formats are?  Also, what is a HDCAM NTSC 3 format?  I have been submitting with the secure server format in Withoutabox.  But some festivals don't give this choice, so I have to use the above formats, but I don't understand what they are.  I have a MacBook Pro and use Quicktime.  (I've uploaded my project/movie to YouTube too.)

Thanks for your help.
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I'm assuming you know what a DVD is, but, from google:

NTSC is the video system or standard used in North America and most of South America. In NTSC, 30 frames are transmitted each second. Each frame is made up of 525 individual scan lines. PAL is the predominant video system or standard mostly used overseas.
WHAT IS NTSC AND PAL STANDARD?ihffilm.com/videostandard.html
The R0 and R1 are region codes:

  • Region 1: U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda.
  • Region 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt.
  • Region 3: Southeast Asia, East Asia, including Hong Kong.
  • Region 4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
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Amazon.com Help: About DVD Region Specificationshttps://www.amazon.com/gp/help/.../display.html?nodeId...

I assume if they need region 0 or 1, they are in the US, Canada, Bermuda and need to be able to play it. A DVD with the wrong region for your DVD player will not play (region 0 is no region coding and will play universally).

I don't know anything about HDCAM format but this info might help:

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