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Old February 9th, 2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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Wedding DVD going to India

I just completed an edit of a Hindu wedding and my clients want to ship copies of their wedding DVD to family in India. They asked me if the DVDs would be compatible. My initial research mentions the need to have a DVD player that converts NTSC to PAL. Is this feature common in DVD players and is it the only requirement?
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Old February 9th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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Hi Art

In PAL country our DVD players, provided they are fairly recent, will play NTSC disks but it's probably not worth taking the chance and sending NTSC DVD's to a PAL region.

I would rather render the project into PAL as well and send them PAL DVD's. Over here I often will get a bride with family in the USA and I make a point of doing NTSC copies for any DVD's that are destined for that region.

It would be the better (and safer) option as older PAL players never had the 'play NTSC' option!

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Old February 9th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #3
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Your public profile says you use Sony Vegas. You can easily create PAL DVDs using Vegas/DVD Architect.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #4
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yes I am using Vegas and DVDA - that sounds like the solution - Thanks!
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Old February 11th, 2010, 09:06 AM   #5
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I will be doing a PAL version of a wedding in the spring, and I use Adobe CS4 and DVD Architect 4.0. Would it be best to render out the final edit in PAL in Adobe or can it be converted to PAL using just Architect?
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Old February 13th, 2010, 09:13 AM   #6
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Can anyone give me advice for the same situation (NTSC to PAL) for Final Cut Studio users?

I know in DVD Studio Pro, the DVD's you author are region-free, but from a bit of research, that doesn't necessarily mean that PAL DVD players can always play them?

If anyone knows, I'd appreciate some guidance, if I have to change my sequence settings in FCP and re-export, or simply press a button in DVDSP.
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