Will a PAL DVCAM tape work in a NTSC DVCAM carmera?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by woodface, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. woodface

    woodface Guest

    I've done some searching and haven't found a definitive answer to
    this. I have a Sony PD150 Dvcam camera and I would like to get some
    footage off of some PAL Dvcam tapes via firewire. Is this do-able at
    all? Thanks
    woodface, Jun 29, 2004
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  2. woodface

    nappy Guest

    is it a PAL camera?
    nappy, Jun 29, 2004
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  3. Not according to the subject...

    Chris Pollard
    Christopher Pollard, Jun 29, 2004
  4. Some equipment will play and/or record in both standards.
    Unless the equipment SPECIFICALLY states that it does
    both PAL and NTSC, it is safe to assume that it won't.
    Dual-standard is a desirable feature and you can be sure
    that equipment makers that have it will flaunt it.
    For example the Sony DSR-11 does both PAL and NTSC.
    Richard Crowley, Jun 29, 2004
  5. I was thinking, even if it is an NTSC camera, the firewire is just a
    file transfer, so it is maybe possible? Unless of course the camera
    recognises it as a PAL tape and rejects it.

    Doubt that it could hurt anything to try anyway.

    Kevin Gleeson, Jun 29, 2004
  6. "Kevin Gleeson" wrote in message
    Or more likely doesn't recognize an NTSC pattern and
    rejects the tape. NTSC and PAL video are encoded
    differently in DV and written differently on the tape
    (like a different tape speed, etc.)
    Don't get your hopes up.
    Richard Crowley, Jun 29, 2004
  7. woodface

    Brian Guest

    Most video editors will accept either PAL or NTSC video.

    Regards Brian
    Brian, Jun 29, 2004
  8. woodface

    nappy Guest

    Oh... really?

    I thought a bit of logic might be helpful.
    He answered his question in his post.
    nappy, Jun 29, 2004
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