NTSC to PAL

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Alasdair, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Alasdair

    Alasdair Guest

    I have ordered a DVD from the US of A and it is supposed to be in NTSC
    format. Please, folks, how can I play this either on a DVD player or
    on my computer? I am based in the UK and have UK equipment.
     
    Alasdair, Sep 11, 2008
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    Jerry Guest

    Slight correction, it's not the number of times a *given* region is
    selected but the number of times the region is **changed** - on the
    7th change the settings will become permanent, sort of some major OS
    hacking or a HDD format and re-install...
    There is another problem, if a stand alone player (or the output from
    a computer video card) is being feed to a TV, this is the fact that
    the device needs to be able to cope with PAL60 [1] - rather that the
    PAL standard of PAL50 [2], most modern should cope but other AV
    equipment might not.

    [1] 60 frames per second
    [2] usually just referred to as PAL as 50fps is the standard, derived
    from the power supply (mains) frequency of the recording equipment,
    the UK being 50hz and the USA being 60hz
     
    Jerry, Sep 11, 2008
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    G Hardy Guest

    There are two main issues with discs bought in America: Region restriction
    (they are region 1, we are region 2) and TV standard (they are NTSC, we are
    PAL)

    Do you know if it's region restricted? If you have a DVD burner, the easiest
    way to fix it is to use DVD Decryptor or similar to copy the VIDEO_TS folder
    to your hard drive, then just use Nero or similar to put it back on a DVDR.
    Unless your TV and player are ancient, the original non-region disc, or your
    new non-region copy of a region 1 disc, will work fine even thought they are
    NTSC.
     
    G Hardy, Sep 11, 2008
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