DVD Studio Pro project.. NTSC and PAL?

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  1. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    I am making a video for an Italian student to bring back home from her stay in America. She is leaving in less than a week, and I need to finish editing and get the tape converted to PAL. Would it be possable, using my standard USA Powerbook, to make a dvd using DVDSP that she could bring home and watch? I'm not sure I can pull off this video in time to get it to the converter on Friday, and knowing I can make a region 2 dvd would really make this project easier.

    I won't be able to reply until I wake up... as a matter of fact, I woke up to start this thread when the idea came to me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Miner Willy macrumors regular

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    Need to convert video

    You need to have your NTSC video converted to PAL to do it properly otherwise it will play in black and white in europe (sometimes green&black) Once you have done that make your dvd but don't set any region restrictions to be on the safe side. All of that said, most modern PAL TVs with euroSCART sockets on the back will
    play an NTSC signal without any problems.
     
  3. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    DVD-R does not support region protection. In the UK most DVD & TVs will play NTSC disks, (and alot of DVD players are sold multi region).

    You can make you project pal & it will render the mpeg2 files as pal, though I dont know who well it will do the step down from 30fps to 25fps.
     
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    Yes it does. The region coding is stored in the video_ts.ifo file (I think), and whether the file contains region protection has nothing to do with the type of disc used. However, most (all?) consumer-level authoring software doesn't support region protection, but I guess that DVDSP does.

    Correct, but PAL's a much nicer format :)
     
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  6. Kingsnapped thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Woo.. I'm awake now, but still confused. It sounds as though I could burn a regular NTSC dvd and send it to Italy with her, and people will be able to watch it. That would rock.

    I was poking around DVDSP and noticed a checkbox for NTSC/PAL in the options. If modern DVD players can go either way, why would this be there? What will I be doing if I check it?

    All the video coming in is going to be NTSC Mini DV, but does this:
    mean that all I have to do is check that magic box, I won't have to worry about a thing?

    I'm feeling pretty dumb, but I know I only get one shot.. without a chance to test it. Thanks for your help.
     
  7. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    At the moment I'm reading Martin Sitters "DVD STUDIO PRO FOR MAC OS X" on page 28:- You cannot region-protect a DVD-R (general)disk


    Yes PAL is a much nicer format, but if it is shot in NTSC & the DVD player / TV can play back NTSC, it would be better to leave it in its naitive format.


    Kingsnapped If the dvd was for someone in the UK I would say make it NTSC, if the DVD player can play DVD-R (some older players can't) it should be able to play NTSC.
     
  8. Kingsnapped thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Alright... I'll just burn it as an NTSC DVD and give her an NTSC VHS. If she can't see the DVD, there must be someone in Bologna who can do the transfer. Thank you all.
     

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