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Zane Townsend
region coding
on Aug 13, 2008 at 3:43:40 pm

Hey all,

I've captured footage into FCP as an NTSC DV25 codec and would like to
create a DVD that plays in all regions. Other than checking all the
region boxes in DVD SP, is there anything else I need to do?

I.e.
Does the video file itself need to be encoded as a PAL for it to play
in Europe? Other questions I am missing?

Thanks,




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Michael Sacci
Re: region coding
on Aug 13, 2008 at 5:34:47 pm

regions are different than video standards (NTSC/PAL) they are kind of a gatekeeper. Papers Please. If the DVD has the correct region key the player plays the DVD. And yes all you need to do is leave all the boxes checked.

As for PAL, most European countries have DVD players that play back NTSC disc, the need for conversion is not that big of a deal anymore (not true for PAL in US though). Making a PAL version of a DVD is a complete reauthoring, all the assets need to be converted. PAL and NTSC cannot live on the same disc.



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Zane Townsend
Re: region coding
on Aug 13, 2008 at 5:42:43 pm

Gotcha, thank you very much Michael that all makes perfect sense. Thank you again for the response and explanation it will help out greatly.



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