NTSC and PAL Compatibility problems

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Jon Harris, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Jon Harris

    Jon Harris Guest

    Hi,

    I am from Australia, where the TV and video standard is PAL. However I have
    managed to find that digital camcorders are much cheaper in the USA, even
    when counting shipping costs.
    What I was wondering is if an NTSC camcorder form the US will have any
    compatibility problems in Australia?

    My main plans for a camcorder would be filming stuff, then capturing onto my
    pc where I will then burn dvd's of the good stuff. Will this burn in NTSC,
    or is there a way to convert it?

    Thanks for any info.

    Jon
     
    Jon Harris, Jul 22, 2003
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  2. Don't do it.
    Conversion between formats is full of pitfalls. Loss of quality ensues.
    Unconverted NTSC and PAL are completely incompatible with each other.
     
    Robert Morein, Jul 22, 2003
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  3. Read the thread "Digital Video - American to European" from july 16 in this
    newsgroup.
     
    Jesper Brogaard, Jul 22, 2003
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