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Old August 3rd, 2006, 04:50 PM   #1
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Viewing PAL footage on NTSC TV

Hey all, Can you view footage from an FX1E on a standard NTSC SD TV (I have an eight year old 32" Sony), using one of those cheap 20 dollar Pal to NTSC conversion boxes? I'm sure the video wouldn't be stellar but would it basically work? My firewire is fried and I won't be able to take it out of commission long enough to repair it until filming is over--but J.R. and I would like to see it on some kind of screen larger than that ittle LCD:)
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Old August 4th, 2006, 07:10 AM   #2
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I don't know about the boxes, but if your NTSC monitor can't support PAL (the Sony professional SD monitors can), you'll see a strange, black and white image.

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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:18 AM   #3
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What's a $20 PAL conversion box? Never saw one of those. But generally you get what you pay for, so the quality may suffer since conversion involves changing both the frame rate and size.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #4
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If you go to ebay and put in pal to ntsc converter it'll call up a very simple looking device with only stereo jack inputs/outputs--so S Video, or other. I'd cut and paste it but that's probably against the rules. Again, probably won't work great but wonder if it would work at all.

As for what shows up on my tv if I plug it in as is, yes it is some kind of scrambled monochromatic image you'd expect. Strangely enough though, when I put one of my old JVC HD1 NTSC tapes in my FX1E and played that on my standard TV it displayed a razor sharp black and white version of what I shot--very strange.
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