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Old March 24th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #1
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Render in PAL??

I think I already know the annswer to this question but thought I ask. If I am going to send a DVD to someone in England, does it have to be in PAL format, or can they veiw in NTSC. Also, does the DVD player region affect it's playability. In the US it's region 1. If I need to render in PAL, is there anything special I should know (this is my first time doing this). Also, if there is a region conflict, what do I have to do. Thanks for your help.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #2
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Most newer DVD players in PAL land are capable of playing NTSC discs.
If you want to be safe and send them a PAL disc though, it's easy to do in Vegas.
Load your project and set the render template to PAL.
Once it's done, start up DVD Architect, set it to PAL mode and create your disc.
BTW, don't worry about regions as anything you burn is region-free.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 02:29 PM   #3
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Thanks, I appreciate your reply.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #4
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Out of interest, how does it work in reverse. If I send you a PAL disc, would you guys in the US be able to play it or.....should I be rendering and authoring in NTSC?
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Old March 24th, 2007, 05:42 PM   #5
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US equipment (NTSC) will *not* play a PAL disc.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #6
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US equipment (NTSC) will *not* play a PAL disc.
Sigh :-(
Maybe one day we'll catch up to the rest of the world and be multi-standard capable.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #7
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Most newer DVD players in PAL land are capable of playing NTSC discs.
If you want to be safe and send them a PAL disc though, it's easy to do in Vegas.
Load your project and set the render template to PAL.
Once it's done, start up DVD Architect, set it to PAL mode and create your disc.
BTW, don't worry about regions as anything you burn is region-free.
Mike,

I'm assuming that because no-one (esp. Spot or the other VAAST guys), have countered this, that what you say is true. This was news to me. That we could render NTSC footage as PAL and have it be playable. I was intending to burn some stuff for international distribution and was relying on the fact that most newer Euro units play both.

But if this is true, then I could offer a PAL version.

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Old March 26th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #8
 
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you're more or less better off going from PAL to NTSC if you're in SD land, and better going NTSC to PAL if you're in HD land, but this is common practice; Vegas does a great job of outputting either format starting with either format
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