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Ajmetz
NTSC to PAL Software or Hardware conversion?
on Jul 17, 2007 at 5:44:55 pm

Hi,
Last year I converted a load of Beta SP tapes from NTSC to PAL, cost around


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Floh
Re: NTSC to PAL Software or Hardware conversion?
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on Jul 17, 2007 at 6:01:06 pm

Good conversion is not cheap (the one or other way). The Alchemy is a really good hardware transcoder. If you want to do it in software you should take a look at Compressor 2.1 or later (in case you already have it). But while you may have the software which gives excellent results you will have to take some serious render times for the conversion.


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Ajmetz
Re: NTSC to PAL Software or Hardware conversion?
on Jul 17, 2007 at 6:37:55 pm

=/Hmm...only got Compressor 1.2.1 by the looks of it. =P

But thanks for the info.

=)


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Sheeplove
Re: NTSC to PAL Software or Hardware conversion?
on Jul 18, 2007 at 9:18:40 am

I'm in the same boat. Have found the Alchemist the only high quality means of transcoding high speed or busy footage. Locked off shots, or footage with little dynamic change in the frame can be encoded with other hardware which is not motion compensated. But as more facilities are now using the Alchemist, you should be able to negotiate a deal?

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Ajmetz
Re: NTSC to PAL Software or Hardware conversion?
on Jul 18, 2007 at 3:09:05 pm

Yeah, I got quite a good deal last year, considering the number of tapes I was converting. And it is high motion - all videogames stuff.
Will try and barter on the phones then. =P

^_^ Thanks.


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