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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:11 AM   #1
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PAL/NTSC conversion for web delivery

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I want to make some films for web distribution in an NTSC country. I have a PAL XH-A1. Should I convert the camera to NTSC/PAL (400 Euro) or is that unnecessary when delivering for the web? (will the post-converted media be good enough) I work in FCP.

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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:59 AM   #2
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It won't make a difference if it's for web only. NTSC & PAL are television standards which have nothing to do with the internet.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 03:21 AM   #3
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The main reason to convert the camera would be to avoid light flickering, right? So that I can shoot 1/60. From what I've heard that can be a serious problem.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #4
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Er, hi, Urban...........

Ahem, for the web this is not a problem.

Shoot 50i and it will be cool, everyones computer screens can display it just fine.

If you convert the camera to run 60 in a 50 country - now THEN you have a problem!

Relax, I think you'll have far more serious things to worry about down the track - the camera being PAL ain't one of them.


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Old June 10th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #5
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I work in FCP.
Just in case you would still NEED to do framerate conversions: compressor, which comes with Final Cut Studio, does near-perfect frame conversions. The downside is that it takes time, but the quality is one of the best on the market.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 03:29 AM   #6
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Would the PAL/NTSC thing be a problem for showing stuff on video projectors? If I shoot PAL and try to show it on a projector in a NTSC country. I don't know if most projectors can handle both.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 11:30 AM   #7
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I have never seen a video projector that could not handle pal and ntsc.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:02 PM   #8
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Ahem, for the web this is not a problem.

Shoot 50i and it will be cool, everyones computer screens can display it just fine.



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Actually, no one's computer screen will display 50i correctly. Shoot in progressive mode if you want to display your video correctly.
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Shoot in progressive mode if you want to display your video correctly.
Or deinterlace.
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