First, you may not need to convert, since the large majority of PAL DVD players also play NTSC. If you need to convert, use something like Procoder, which does a great job.
ok i knew my buddy Harm was gonna write something
well, Harm this is going to a TV station and they require PAL files only , i guess they drag and drop the file on their timelines,,,,
so, please tell to convert my Song.Avi to PAL by using a convertor , or i can open my project and see if there is an option to render as PAL !! thanks
Procoder is often mentioned, but look here as well:
As well as performing excellent 30i to 24p conversions, Dan Isaac's script can also do NTSC to PAL conversions. Give it a shot, it's free.
Thanks Harm and Jim
Harm were you referring to Canopus procoder .
Thanks Jim for the Dv2Film page, it sounds very interesting and good..
He also talks about using DV2Film to convert from standard definition to 24P to give the DV the film look..
I have a JVC HD U110 Camera and I think if offers 24P, I don't have much experience with shooting 24P, is that a better option to shoot.
Not necessarily better, just different. 24p provides most of what people call the "film look".
If you're careful to light the scene well, are lucky enough to have a LETUS to provide shallow depth of field, use traditional film movements with your camera and do some decent post CC work, 24p can be so close to film the average viewer would never know the difference.
Ok thanks sounds good !
I 'll try for the next project using 24P instead of 29.97 frame rate and see how it goes
Then i guess even the new project within CS3 needs to be started with 24P !
By the way I installed procoder and tried to convert NTSC to PAL, is there any way to check my video and see if it converted correctly !
What about playing it?
I used the Microsoft DV PAL settings or Template within Procoder and conversion went fine, I played it using Windows Media Player , it plays it very fine, with no problem, but my concern is that , now this new video is PAL and its playing it in my PC , so that's about right ?
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To make sure it's a valid PAL video file, open a PÄL project and drop it into the timeline.
If no red bar appears, then you're good to go.
Ok buddy thanks i will try that now and see what happens !
I think that was a good test , I opened a NEW PAL project both 16:9 and 4:3
I imported my PAL video and then dragged it on timeline, then i went to "Show frames" the video channel looks blank with no footage, when i hit PLAY, I see a Green Fuzzy screen with partials of my original video !!
what could be wrong
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Use the program called Gspot to determine the specifications of the new PAL file. It'll let you know if all is OK or if something is wrong with it.
Since I live in USA and the Monitor that i use i am sure its NTSC , is that might be the reason why i see everything fuzzy and green ?
maybe I need a PAL monitor to view the PAL file ?
Ok I'll look into Gspot and see what happens !!
Thanks Jim for the Idea of Gspot !
I had to google "Gspot" and suddenly my GF walked in
That was a great utility..
Here is a screen shot of that, I think its done correctly may be the reason I couldn't see the video channel clearly is because my monitor is NTSC !
Take a look at this please and tell me what you think !!
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There's nothing wrong with your file. It will not play correctly on an NTSC set. (However, it should display correctly on Premiere's internal monitors.)
Thanks Jim ,
Always appreciate your help , I guess i am gonna leave it the way its for now and will send it for broadcasting and see what they say and as far as playing it with Windows media player it did play very smooth with no loss of quality and Gsopt shows it as PAL, so i think i am good to go !!
Normally when transfered from one format to the other (NTSC to PAL) I heard there is a little bit of loss in quality, but i guess Procoder is pretty good , I didn't notice any loos in quality at all !!
Thank You as well as Harm and RDA972 !