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Old September 29th, 2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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Clarification on PAL to NTSC conversion needed

Hi, I am using FCP 4 on a MAC G5 here in Ireland and want to make a large batch of DVDs of a 63 minute PAL documentary that I can send to the US and Canada. I have tried using IDVD but it doesn't really work. I don't have DVD studio pro and wondered what is the easiest way to convert to NTSC or make the DVDs region free?? Thanks
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Old September 29th, 2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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Hi Robb,

I think you'll need to do the format conversion before burning the DVD. I don't think you can do a good job of this with FCP4 by itself however. Nattress standards conversion is one option; it's an FCP plug-in. See the info and free trial version here: http://www.nattress.com/Products/sta...conversion.htm

There's also DVFilm Atlantis, which I've used myself - it's a small standalone program which can run in the background. They also have a free trial version: http://www.dvfilm.com/atlantis/

Are you really on FCP 4? If so you might want to upgrade to 4.5, it's free and can be downloaded at apple.com.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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Thanks Boyd. I'll follow those leads. Robb
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