Quite a bit goes into a PAL Project, from an NTSC Project, Frame Size, Frame Rate, etc. Converting your NTSC source footage to PAL and doing the edit in a PAL Project is the best way, but that is a lot of work.
One good thing is that most newer PAL players can handle the conversion from an NTSC DVD-Video just fine. The reverse is NOT the case. If your UK friends have fairly recent equipment, then the NTSC disc should play just fine for them.
Now, if they send you a PAL disc, then you are not likely to have such luck.
Thanks for your help. Sooo, would you say that I did not actually create a PAL format then?
Most likely yes. You can check it by running the MPEG you created through GSpot - if PAL then it will be 720 x 576 @ 25 frames per second. If NTSC 720 * 480 @ 30 fps.
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Excellent. I checked it that way and indeed it is PAL. Odd that I would be able to watch it on my old DVD player here in the States, no?