ntsc-camcorder to pal-camcorder??

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by robert, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. robert

    robert Guest

    hello everybody!

    i want to buy a canon XL1s camcorder, since the camcorder in
    ntsc-format is much cheaper, i want to know if i can change it into
    i believe that it must be the same hardware, so maybe i can change the
    format simply with a firmware update, or jumper configuration or
    something like that.

    thanks for any help!
    robert, Nov 5, 2003
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  2. robert

    Keith Laws Guest

    I have previously suggested that such a thing is possible on here, and
    had all the 'knowledgeable' people jump down my throat about how
    difficult format conversion is. I think they missed the point that when
    recording in the camera there is no format conversion required.

    I have no idea how to do it, but I would be surprised if there isnt a
    flag in the memory to tell the hardware whether to store PAL or NTSC
    framerate and resolution, in a similar way to how enabling DVin on my
    panny was simply a case of changing a flag in the memory.
    Keith Laws

    What's my solution?

    Keith Laws, Nov 5, 2003
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