Newbie question: 60p NTSC to PAL conversion -- what software?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by true777, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. true777 macrumors 6502a

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    I am a long-time Mac user, but complete newbie with HD video, so please bear with me -- I really don't know the first thing.

    If I understand correctly, I should be able to burn Blu-Ray discs from 1080 video recorded at 60p using an external Blu-Ray burner. My question is, will this also work if the HD camcorder I use is NTSC but I want to burn a PAL Blu-Ray disc? Is that an issue, or does my editing software take care of conversion? What software will I need to import/edit 1080 60p files (only need basic editing capabilities, nothing fancy -- iMovie, FCE, FCP???), convert to PAL, and burn to Blu-Ray?? Also, I assume a Blu-Ray recorder purchased in the US can record PAL Blu-Ray discs if I properly converted my video files?? Sorry about stupid newbie questions. Thanks.
     
  2. woodbine macrumors regular

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  3. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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  4. true777 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks much, MovieCutter. Didn't realize NTSC/PAL conversion was such a complex deal, but glad it's at least possible without any kind of expensive pro setup.
     

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