4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2011 8:56 AM by the_wine_snob


    ljeco Level 1

      Captured video in PAL. When exporting to DVD i should therefore keep it as PAL?


      I believe NTSC is more region restricted than PAL is it right?


      Which has a better output resolution and are there issues converting between the two (maybe don;t need to answer this if the solution is to leave my PAL files as PAL on export!)?

        • 1. Re: PAL Vs NTSC
          nealeh Level 5

          Assuming the TV's you will play it on are PAL then you should keep the format in PAL. The following links show the countries that use PAL:



          PAL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

          PAL / NTSC country list.


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          • 2. Re: PAL Vs NTSC
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            You are correct - PAL & NTSC are regional TV formats, and the links that Neale furnished go into a lot of detail on WHERE PAL-land is, and WHERE NTSC-land is.


            Only real consideration is for us in NTSC-land is that our set-top players can only use NTSC material, while most newer PAL players can handle either - lucky PAL folk!


            If you are in PAL-land, you do not need to consider NTSC, unless you have to send the material to the US, for instance. Then, you will need to convert everything to NTSC for us. For use in PAL-land, just ignore us... Every now and then, you will likely see our Presets, but just pass over them, and do not worry about them. Always just use PAL, and all will be fine.


            Good luck,



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            • 3. Re: PAL Vs NTSC
              ljeco Level 1

              Thanks guys....


              Are 'tis lovely to be in PAL-land to be 'shure to be shure'

              • 4. Re: PAL Vs NTSC
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                There are some other advantages, as well. To many, NTSC translates to Never Twice the Same Color! Plus, you get higher vertical resolution.


                Enjoy, and good luck,