I want to shoot and edit with PAL gear, but I'd like to create an extra NTSC DVD too.
A. How is that done nowadays in a pro situation, when you could rent or buy whatever you need? What is the ideal source material for dual norm output (PAL & NTSC)
B. What can I do, using just some PAL camera's (maybe HD, maybe SD only) and a HD edit set?
>> Time is not an issue: if I have to render a week for the best PAL to NTSC conversion, no problem. I was thinking After Effects and pixel blending...
>> Please do not reply from hearsay; hands-on pro experience only.
I have tried a number of software methods and none of them are as good as a Alchemist hardware convertor. I send my master PAL tape to a Soho facilities house for conversion. About £275 for 2 hours of material.
I am working on a similar project and Harm Millard advised to use Grass Valler Procoder which is a way off my budget at the moment. I would try to export the finished edit using AME to NTSC widescreen. I am currently editing this project as PAL HDV 1080i.