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help on NTSC to PAL for Sony camcorder 2.0

by xristos40 / April 13, 2008 8:41 AM PDT

hey there guys. the 2.0 means that i read many threads similar to this ntsc to pal conversion and i tried to do what they said; but no results. so i need to step up the effort by giving every info i can about my stuff and hoping that you can give me an individualized solution.

i ve got a Sony trv80 which i bought in the US (thus it is NTSC) but now i am in Europe (PAL). i can see perfectly on my panasonic viera, but only when it is connected straight on the tv. i cannot burn on dvd what i can see. let me explain. i ve got my Sony dar-rh1000 dvd recorder connected to my tv via scart (av1). when i plug my camcorder on the dvd recorder, i can see the video but it is distorted, and the sound is like a chewed up tape (remember those?)! when i connect the camcorder to the tv, i set the tv on the component option, thus i cannot record from my recorder because the av1 option (which is appointed to it) is not selected. all it records this way is what is broadcasted that time on tv.
i tried doing it on my pc but still nothing. i bought firewire pci card and connected them directly. i used both Nero and Magic DVD Burner, but in every setting i tried the video is like it is in slow motion and the sound as before. i use windows XP.
has anyone anything to advise me that i have not already done? i dont want to take my videos to a professional but i dont want them to be left on that almost obsolete medium.
thank you all in advance.

ps: remember that everything BUT the camcorder was bought here thus they are in PAL (tvs are now multiformat so this is why i have no prob on that).

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Ok, what about...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 13, 2008 12:15 PM PDT


Does it do any better?

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by instow / April 13, 2008 3:46 PM PDT

You are not alone with this problem. I have been unable to satisfactory format a video so that it will play on my TV here in England. I can record and playback on the PC, but whatever format I use will not allow me to use the video on my TV. The TV is a Sharp VCR/DVD recorder Model DV-RW260H and will support DVD-RW and DVD-R. My Video Camcorder is a Sony SCD5000, bought in the USA, which when hooked up directly to the TV produces perfect video.

I use Nero 7 for burning the DVD and have tried WinDVD Creator but to no avail.

If anyone can throw any light on what I need to correct this problem I would be most obliged.

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Just FYI
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 13, 2008 11:20 PM PDT
In reply to: NTSC to PAL

While I've done this I will not write tutorials in the forums. I've used many video editors that I use various NTSC/PAL clips and for the final step I select PAL, NTSC (SD) DVD output. It's been that simple. I not DVD FLICK since it's a freebie.

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