For several years, I have been using Premiere Elements to work with my home movies.
Recently I recorded footage with Canon HV-20 in high definition ( HDV 1080 i )
and then edited with version 4.0 using HDV 1080i 1440x1080 frame size and 29.97 frame rate setting.
Finally I burned Blu-ray disk for my self and DVD disk for my friends. Both look great.
I live in Chicago suburb and both production as well as camcorder material
are in NTSC TV system.
However, I also burn same project to PAL widescreen dolby DVD , for viewing in European country covered by PAL TV system.
When I previewed this PAL disk on my computer , video is jerky , specially when moving objects are present, or when panning with camcorder. This looks similar to video with reverse field order.
Also viewed this DVD with stand-alone DVD player, which is capable to play
both NTSC and PAL disk with same result.
My next step was burning this project to folder on computer , and result did not change.
In addition, color and sound has been degraded in some way.
Why this happens and is it anything I can do to fix this issue?
Can anybody recommend how to burn NTSC project to PAL DVD with possible
same quality what I achieved burning NTSC disk?
Thank You for advise. I'll follow steps from thread You recommended and will se the result.
However, I'm still wonder what happen inside Pre. Elem. when one is burning NTSC project
to PAL DVD.
Take note of Bill's suggestion that virtually all PAL DVD players can play NTSC discs.
Then conversion from NTSC to PAL is a complicated one -- and not always successful.
In most cases, you're much better off sending an NTSC disc to your European friends and clients.