Creating a PAL iMovie project

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Lynal, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Lynal macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2007
    Wondering if anyone can help with this? I am using iMovie 6 and want to create a project with default PAL format but don't have this option when creating a new project. It allows selection of DV video format but then automatically defaults to a NTSC session. Does this mean that even if I import PAL clips into the project, once I build a movie by dropping these onto the timeline, the resultant iMovie will be NTSC with lower quality rather than PAL? Also, if I include photo images in the iMovie, are they converted to NTSC? Anyones assistance with this would be greatly appreciated. :confused:
  2. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    I don't think it matters until you burn the project onto a DVD, at which point iDVD will give you the option of PAL or NTSC. I believe iMovie DV project looks like NTSC, because both dv and NTSC is 30 frames per second, whereas PAL is 24-fps or so (Sorry, I forgot the exact number for PAL).

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