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Liz Rodda November 2nd, 2008 05:15 PM

DVD Studio Pro Error: Pal Assets cannot be imported...
into NTSC project-

however, what I am trying to import is an NTSC MPEG2- a file that I created w/Compressor (DVD: Best Quality 90 minutes). I've checked preference settings in Compressor and DVD Studio Pro and don't see where DVD Studio is getting PAL from.... has anyone encountered this problem?

David Knaggs November 2nd, 2008 06:26 PM

Hi Liz.

My first thought is that your .m2v file (the one that emerged from Compressor) is 25fps.
if you open the .m2v in the QuickTime Player and open the Movie Inspector (Command I) you will be able to view its frame rate.

As far as I know, an NTSC DVD has to be either 23.98 fps or 29.97 fps.

If your source material was shot in 25fps and was of a higher resolution than Standard Def (such as 720p or 1080i), one fast and easy approach would be to edit at that resolution and frame rate, export as a QuickTime Movie (at that higher resolution), import that into Cinema Tools and change the frame rate from 25 fps to 23.98 fps.

Then you can take it into Compressor and apply your Best Quality settings and the .m2v should import into your NTSC DVD SP project.

This might not be the problem you're running into, but it's the first thing I would check.

Noah Kadner November 2nd, 2008 08:18 PM

Yeah I'd do a re-encode and then check the MPEG-2 in a brand new DVDSP project to see how it loads in.


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