A Fernesh G.m.b.H television standards converter used for conversion between the European 625-line, 50 fields/second and the American 525-line, 60 fields/second standards, was seen at Ciampino Airport, and the quality of the converted pictures assessed. A Japanese slow-scan system used for transmitting short sequences of pictures to Tokyo was seen at Fimicino. A brief visit was paid to the Rome studios of RAI, and recent developments were discussed with RAI engineers.