Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by John, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have just found this group so apologies if the group is tired of this
    question - or it should have gone to a different group (please advise).

    A friend has a Sony TRV19 Mini DV Camcorder which was bought in the US. It
    is clearly a NTSC version and he now realises his error. Is there a way he
    can download to a VHS VCR which has NTSC capability and then view it on his

    Plugging the camera into the TV just gives a monochrome picture.


    John, Dec 29, 2003
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  2. John

    gm Guest

    Panasonic VCRs are dual enabled (ie they play NTSC and PAL tapes). Not
    sure if he could plug in through one of these and get it to work that

    gm, Dec 29, 2003
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  3. advise).

    uk.rec.video.digital would be better.
    A UK sourced VHS VCR may have NTSC playback capability but will not
    have NTSC record. Without additional specialist equipment you cannot
    record an NTSC source to a PAL device.
    A modern PAL set will usually give a coloured picture from an NTSC
    source, but maybe a not very good one.
    Malcolm Knight, Dec 29, 2003
  4. John

    Paul Andrews Guest

    A friend has a Sony TRV19 Mini DV Camcorder which was bought in the US. It
    It's B&W because the TV doesn't handle NTSC. The TV must be rather old,
    most modern TVs would give a colour picture. Perhaps he should try another

    Paul Andrews, Dec 29, 2003
  5. Most modern TV's in the UK will also display NTSC input, and many VCR's will
    play back NTSC tapes too. I have a USA NTSC VCR somewhere if he wants one.
    Email me on crackle at fuse dot net.
    Christopher Roberts, Jan 6, 2004
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