PAL to NTSC?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Xephian, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    How do you convert a ISO image of a DVD that's PAL to NTSC?
     
  2. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    I personally use DVDback Up and DVD2One to change PAL to NTSC or region free. :)
     
  3. emaja macrumors 68000

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    I did it using all freeware with Handbrake, iMovie, and iDVD.

    I ripped the DVD with Handbrake, imported it into iMovie and set my chapter marks in it, then created new menus and burned it with iDVD.

    It wasn't perfect, but it was better than passable and free.
     
  4. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    What the second poster is referring to is region coding, not NTSC vs PAL. Region codes are simple to strip, hover the differences between NTSC and PAL are much more imbeded into the movie. PAL runs at 25FPS at a res of 720x525. NTSC is either 23.97 or 30fps at 720x480. A lot of dvd players will work with both as long as the region codes don't interfere, but some wont. I just wanted to clarify.
     
  5. Xephian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any software I can purchase to make it easier?
     
  6. emaja macrumors 68000

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    I didn't see anything that was affordable that would do it easily, meaning a straight copy from PAL to NTSC. As jimsowden pointed out, there are a great number of differences between the two formats, from resolution to frames per second.

    All I can advise you to do is Google away until you find something. I could be wrong, but I believe that Final Cut will do it, but you will still need to reconstruct menus and such.

    It is not a quick and easy process. It took me several days to figure it out and do it, but it can be done with free tools that will do almost as good of a job as the expensive ones. It all depends on what you think is a reasonable investment of time and money.
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Just a tweak of clarification. PAL is 25fps running on a 50hz cycle w/a res of 720*576 and NTSC is 29.97fps running on a 60hz cycle w/a res of 720*480.


    Lethal
     
  8. 3dit3r macrumors member

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    Further tweak. NTSC-DV is 720x480. NTSC-601 is 720x486.:)
     
  9. blitzkrieg79 macrumors 6502

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  10. Xephian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So far, this seems to be the best solution. Except I used Toast instead of iDVD.
     

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