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Old December 1st, 2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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Convert 25 fps PAL to 29.97 NTSC

Someone I am helping was on safari in Africa and when his camera died, he borrowed a locals for the day. The locals was PAL at 25 fps. The project is 85% NTSC 29.97. His camera read the PAL tape fine and imported fine, the video even looks OK, but its unable to interact with other videos of NTSC format. No transitions/effects can be applied probably because its an NTSC project. Is there a way to maybe edit the PAL footage in a PAL project then export an NTSC compatible video to dump into the NTSC project?
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Old December 1st, 2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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Premiere is not really capable of of good quality PAL-to-NTSC.

Could you get access to Procoder or After Effects to do the conversion, before re-importing into Premiere?
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Old December 1st, 2008, 06:51 PM   #3
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... or Atlantis (by DVFilm digital transfers):
PAL to NTSC Software - DVFilm Atlantis

I use both Atlantis & Procoder:
Atlantis seems to be slightly better,
Procoder quicker...

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Old December 2nd, 2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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well I`m looking to do it for free, and have After Effects on my home machine. Could I edit the Pal footage in Premiere and export the final cut down version as PAL, then Convert it in AE? Trying to cut down converting 30 minutes of footage when it'll likely only be about 10 minutes in the end.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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Sure - edit down the PAL material in a PAL project, pull it into AfterEffects for conversion, the reimport it into you NTSC project.

I have Procoder so if you get stuck and its only 10min of footage, maybe there's a way I can help?
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 04:33 PM   #6
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well I`m looking to do it for free, and have After Effects on my home machine. Could I edit the Pal footage in Premiere and export the final cut down version as PAL, then Convert it in AE? Trying to cut down converting 30 minutes of footage when it'll likely only be about 10 minutes in the end.
Hi there
I did a convertion NTSC to PAL in After Effects this year.. obvioulsy I had a quality loss but worked fine. Your quality hit will be less doing PAL to NTSC... Check out the HELP section as there are a few tricks, like Frame Blend etc....

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Old December 4th, 2008, 11:34 AM   #7
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Hey Graham, thanks, I`ll let you know. I do have virtually unlimited bandwidth on my ftp, so I could always load it up there for you. I am meeting with the guy again tomorrow, I`ll explain it to him and go from there. Thanks so much :)
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