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Old October 1st, 2002, 11:20 PM   #1
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NTSC to PAL via firewire

Does anyone know what result you will get if you send info from an NTSC unit to a PAL unit via firewire? I am familiar with some of the differences , but will any data be transerred at all?
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Old October 2nd, 2002, 12:50 AM   #2
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NTSC to PAL

Must admit that I have not tried to do that myself but I will bet that you end up with a nice black and white piece of tape.

I am over hear in Europe (PAL-land) and of course all of the American stuff that comes over here is NTSC... If you don't have a multi system that will switch between NTSC and PAL, you usually get a viewable picture but it is black and white.
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Old October 2nd, 2002, 04:16 AM   #3
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Francis, what do you mean by a unit? Camcorder?...VCR?... DV>analog convertor? Do you intend to record or just visualize(display)?
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Old October 2nd, 2002, 08:41 AM   #4
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No way without converter
As far as i know there are three big differences between DV PAL and NTSC
frame rate 50/60
number of lines 625/525
sampling scheme 4:2:0/4:1:1
PAL uses 12 tracks on tape for writing 1 frame, NTSC uses 10.
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Old October 2nd, 2002, 05:00 PM   #5
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Canopus has a couple of converters.
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