1)Blank DVD's are just blank DVD's. You can buy them from anywhere in the world and they will work. Now having said that some brands work better with some equipment than others so I suggest you only buy one or two and test them. Find one that consistently works and then stay with that brand.
2) NTSC systems can not play a PAL. However there is a lot of good free/cheap software that will do the NTSC/PAL conversion if you have a PC. Virtualdub is one I have used. Also most DVD burners will come with software that will also do this conversion for you.
3) A DVD copy will just take the contents of one DVD and copy it to the other irrespective of the format of the data on the DVD. So yes an English PC will copy an NTSC DVD but the resulting DVD will still be in NTSC format.
This is an international question and any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.
The camera is a Sony DCR-DVD 101 available in both a PAL version and NTSC. (not purchased yet)
The object is to play DVD's in both England and the US.
The NTSC format can be converted easily to PAL in the UK. The equipment is very affordable. On the other hand converting PAL to NTSC is very expensive. Also buying NTSC equipment in the US is much cheaper than in England which all makes buying an NTSC version of this Sony camera the object of choice.
This camera is to be used in England.
1) Will blank DVD's bought in England be compatible with this camera or will the DVD's have to be bought in the States?
2) If the DVD's bought in England are compatible with the camera and can be viewed in England, will they be able to be viewed in the US?
3) After a DVD has been made in England can a copy be burned on an English computer in the NTSC format?
Thank you in advance,
Posted by: Syncopation