iMovie change from NTSC to Pal?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JW Pepper, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. JW Pepper macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2002
    My friends iMovie is stuck in NTSC as a default, but as he lives in England he needs to be in Pal. How can this be changed there doesn't seem to be a preference for the video format of choice?
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    It should auto recognize what format you are using.

  3. JW Pepper thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2002
    Well it does if you connect a firewire device, but he is trying to work with Pal .DV files and iMovie reports that they are in the wrong format because it is defaulting to NTSC.
  4. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Well, You're right, I never noticed that, I tried the same a minute ago, and it refused, I ran the clip through QT 6 and exported it as an NTSC DV file and it worked right away, so that's an option, re-export your DV clips through QT 6 to convert them to NTSC (realises what he's just suggested....):eek:

    Only if you've got a couple of days free of course:D

    iMovie doesn't have an option for importing PAL.

    I suggest you wait for iMovie 3 and hope it'll import both, or go get Final Cut Express, better still, save your pennies and go FC Pro, you'll love me for it;)

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