FORUMS: list search recent posts

From Pal to NTSC in final cut

COW Forums : Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Sara Blom
From Pal to NTSC in final cut
on Aug 19, 2012 at 10:34:49 am

Hello,

I'm working on a documentary film in a final cut PAL project (HDV 1050i) but for
a festival in the US I need to deliver a NTSC DVD. Could someone help me to
explain how I can best do this?
Can I just simply copy the project and change the settings and then re-render?
Or should I make a quicktime which I then re-render.
Thank so much,
Sara

ps I'v done searching on this topic but find the results unclear so far.


Return to posts index

Jessica Muth
Re: From Pal to NTSC in final cut
on Aug 19, 2012 at 12:08:23 pm

Just a warning: converting from PAL to NTSC via software wil cause interlacing because you're going to adding frames. The best route is a hardware conversion.

But, if you must do it in Compressor, here is how you do
It

Take your PAL sequence and send it to Compressor, from there, select the preset you wish to export. Go into the "Encoder" tab and change the frame rate under the video part to whatever frame rate you need (29.97 or 23.98) From here, Go into the "Frame Controls" and turn it on. Go to "Retiming Control" and change the Rate Conversion. Each option will add more time to your export, but will try to blend the frames together as much as possible. Also, you may want to do the same thing under the "Deinterlace" part. If you need to make it 23.98, then you need to change your Deinterlace to "Reverse Telecine."

That's the best way to do it. Prepare for a VERY long export. Do a small sample first before you export your entire program. Again, if you have access to a hardware standars converter, you will have MUCH better results than doing a software conversion.

Jessica Muth
jmuth01@gmail.com


Return to posts index

Sara Blom
Re: From Pal to NTSC in final cut
on Aug 21, 2012 at 7:58:39 am

thanks so much for your very clear explanation!
I will definitely first try a hardware conversion now before I try in final cut..
best,
Sara


Return to posts index


Nick Meyers
Re: From Pal to NTSC in final cut
on Aug 21, 2012 at 7:20:11 am

people report very good results using Nattress Standards Converter for FCP.


nick


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2018 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]