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vickimoroughan
Can I convert NTSC to PAL?
on Mar 20, 2007 at 3:14:50 pm

I have a Premiere Pro 2 project that was output in the NTSC format in Encore 2, then enhanced with eDVD4 and burned to a DVD. Can I take that same project and just switch from the NTSC format to the PAL format in Encore 2, without redoing the whole project over in Premiere Pro 2, or changing the menu dimensions in Encore? What happens with the difference in frame rates and screen resolution? Thank you very much, Vicki

Vicki Moroughan


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Neil Wilkes
Re: Can I convert NTSC to PAL?
on Mar 21, 2007 at 11:13:38 am

Essentially, you're stuffed.
NTSC uses 720x480, with a Pixel Aspect Ratio of 0.9 for video & menus, with a frame rate of 29.97fps.
PAL uses 720x576, with a Pixel Aspect Ratio of 1.066 for Video & Menus, with a frame rate of 25fps.

There is simply no way to do the conversion in one easy step.
Best option is to use something along the lines of either
A - DV Film Atlantis for the Video or VOB conversions, but be aware you will lose all Surround information (If present), all chapter markers & all menu structures.
B - Start over, from your Premiere Pro output.
Import the NTSC footage into a PAL Premiere project, hit the "enter" key and then simply export out as a PAL movie or MPEG-2 file.



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vickimoroughan
Re: Can I convert NTSC to PAL?
on Mar 21, 2007 at 1:12:38 pm

Thank you for responding. Vicki Moroughan

Vicki Moroughan


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Neil Wilkes
Re: Can I convert NTSC to PAL?
on Mar 27, 2007 at 5:58:15 pm

I'm only sorry it's not good news.....



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