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Old January 23rd, 2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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NTSC playback on PAL TV + version recommendations

I hope this is in the right place...

I live between PAL and NTSC countires, meaning I commute every few months. I will most likely be buying a VX2100 this week, and again most likely the NTSC version. BUT....

This will be my personal cam and only I will be critiquing the final product. My NTSC versioned Sony PC series cams have always be stable performers, but when I playback on PAL (Sony 100hz direct views) I think that the color washes out.

What are the proven limitations or advantages of NTSC on PAL?
NTSC on NTSC clearly is not my concern, and it is exceedingly rare to find a US spec "family" set the reproduces PAL.

Any other solutions or issues?


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Old January 24th, 2005, 06:45 AM   #2
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I'm in PAL land and I often play NTSC DVD's on my TV set which
looks good to my eyes. It might be that particular TV?

PAL seems to be a problem in NTSC country indeed. So whether
that is feasible depends on how often you need to play the footage?

It's a shame that we still need to have these problems in this
century.... oh well....

One additional thought: if post-processing is an option then it
shouldn't be too hard to go from one standard to another where
PAL to NTSC will probably give the best result.

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