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Old July 12th, 2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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I shot some video in Ghana, West Africa on a MiniDV Panasonic DVX100 bought in the US. I want to transfer the data to VHS that can be viewed in Ghana where the VCRs can only use Pal format. Is it possible to make a Pal format tape from MiniDV without a PAL format VCR?
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Old July 12th, 2004, 07:27 PM   #2
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There is some software you can get to convert it, but you would still need a PAL deck to make a PAL tape. Most dub houses can do a PAL vhs these days.
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Old July 12th, 2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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NO you will always need a PAL vhs deck of some form. The easiest way is to record to a multi standards deck like the Samsung 5000. This will make a PAL VHS with an NTSC analogue input. IF you are going to do this a lot this Samsung deck is a very good economical choice and will let you watch PAL tapes you might get sent too.

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