Newbie Question about Pal & Ntsc in HD at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > High Definition Video Acquisition > General HD (720 / 1080) Acquisition

General HD (720 / 1080) Acquisition
Topics about HD production.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 9th, 2009, 02:27 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beer Sheva
Posts: 54
Newbie Question about Pal & Ntsc in HD

is there such thing as Pal or Ntsc cameras in HD?
or how do you distinguish between them?
Asaf Benatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2009, 03:15 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Apple Valley CA
Posts: 4,866
Yes, 50i PAL, 60i NTSC

Depending on the manufacturer there should be different part or model numbers between the different markets. Sony for instance typically adds an "E" at the end or shifts the model # one number... i.e. CX11= PAL model, CX12=NTSC
Dave Blackhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2009, 03:44 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,699
Quote:
Originally Posted by Asaf Benatia View Post
is there such thing as Pal or Ntsc cameras in HD?
No, "PAL" and "NTSC" only refer to systems of colour subcarrier coding, and all HD cameras are component. The only things that are likely to be "PAL" or "NTSC" about HD cameras are any downconverted SD outputs.

There IS a difference between cameras meant for different areas in terms of framerates, but it's much more accurate to define them as "60Hz" and "50Hz" modes.
David Heath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2009, 05:51 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beer Sheva
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Heath View Post
No, "PAL" and "NTSC" only refer to systems of colour subcarrier coding, and all HD cameras are component. The only things that are likely to be "PAL" or "NTSC" about HD cameras are any downconverted SD outputs.

There IS a difference between cameras meant for different areas in terms of framerates, but it's much more accurate to define them as "60Hz" and "50Hz" modes.
thanks for the replay,
it seems like there is cameras that can make 50&60 Hz, so that means that they can work on PAL and NTSC countries?
Asaf Benatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2009, 06:40 AM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Namibia
Posts: 82
And so the everlasting saga continues. No compatability ever in sight? What a pain to film in PAL land and then deliver to NTSC customer! (or vice versa) Although I think the XL H1 can be factory modified to switch between both.

If all cams were to shoot at 300 frames we would not have this problem would we? Plus the added bonus of getting some real slo-mo material!

In the beginning when HDV was on the horizon I thought that finally there was a solution but it turned out to be just as confusing. Now that we don't have PAL/NTSC to worry about we have the 720p vs 1080i(p) dilemma.(on top of the 50/60Hz)

I gave up being a Diesel Mechanic for nearly the same reason: Witworth / UNC / Metric etc.

Maybe I should get into toiletpaper recycling!
Björn Rehder is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > High Definition Video Acquisition > General HD (720 / 1080) Acquisition

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:40 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network