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It's not always so easy to do NTSC <-> PAL conversions, and it's impossible to do them in Premiere while maintaining any degree of quality.
You can do a good job of this with AviSynth (freeware) but the learning curve may be a bit steep for a newbie. I also hear that ProCoder ($500+) does a good job of this but I've never tried it.
As for the sync, you can chop up your PAL clip within the muticam sequence (leaving some "holes") and match up particular points manually. You'll obviously have to edit around the holes.
DVFilm Atlantis will do the conversion for less than ProCoder, but I've never used it so I can't speak to it's quality.
Neil Wilkes has done many conversions using Atlantis, and he swears by it.
> DVFilm Atlantis
It converts 60i -> 24p -> 25p (speedup) and 50i -> 24p (pulldown). That's not really NTSC <-> PAL, it's a "film look" NTSC <-> PAL. Methinks it's not so different from their DVFilm "Maker" program, with which I was less than impressed :)
Then again, it may be good enough to get the job done for you, Jonathan... for $200 ??? <<cringe>>
In any case, I'm not certain it will help your sync issue -- though it will certainly make a nicer looking conversion than Premiere.
Thanks Dan, Jim and Jeff for all the help! First task I really try as a newbie and it's one of those tough ones. Well, atleast I an idea now of what I need to do.
Another free one is http://paul.glagla.free.fr/dvdate_en.htm
I did use it to convert a type 1 file to type 2 but have not used it for ntsc to pal conversion, so don't know how good it is for that