Digital Video - American to European

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Neana, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. Neana

    Neana Guest

    Does anyone know if a digital video camera (Mini DV) will work on the
    European television system? My Norwegians want to buy a Mini DV here
    and take it home, and the salesman assured them they just hook it up
    to the television with the cables and watch it on their TV.
    Neana, Jul 16, 2003
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  2. It's two different colorsystem; NTSC for US and PAL for Europe.It is very
    common that (newer) european PAL tvs accepts NTSC and a lot of the PAL vcrs
    have NTSC playback through a hybrid format known as PAL60. If the tv does
    not support NTSC, it will probably support PAL60. PAL60 og NTSC cannot be
    copied to a PAL vcr, even with NTSC playback support. But...your friends
    might find them selves unlucky and none of it works.

    I'm from Denmark and visited Florida this spring. In Orlando, which of
    course is a tourist city, the electronics shop sold PAL camcordes. Sony and
    JVC only. They are imports models and not entirely comparable to european
    model - e.g. different model numbers. I bought a JVC PAL only camcorder. The
    price was a little lower compared to danish prices.

    Don't know where you're located or if shops near you sell PAL camcordes but
    I'd recommend that you give it a try. Maybe shops with indian owners as
    India uses the PAL system.
    Jesper Brogaard, Jul 17, 2003
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  3. Here's a map of the three world standard colorsystems:
    Jesper Brogaard, Jul 17, 2003
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