I have a wedding project that involves both NTSC and PAL (Germany). This is my first experience with PAL. I exported in both formats (Premiere CS5) and everything seems to work great. I tried the PAL disc in my XBOX360 and my Insignia Blu-Ray player and it works on both of them?!
I need to send the drafts to Germany but I wonder if they're really in PAL format. The display in Encore's Project Settings seem to indicate that I'm indeed burning in PAL (the "Television Standard" button has a grayed out PAL selection).
I'd hate to waste the time and expense of mailing these to Germany if they aren't going to work. I'd appreciate any knowledge/experience on this topic.
At least in the past, PAL coded video didn't work in NTSC coded equipment...
However, X-Box is different, and most Blu-Ray players seem ignorant of the difference as they all upscale output these days to 1920x1080.
Insignia is also quite a well-known make internally - the electronics are from someone very well known.