How to Convert between PAL and NTSC Formats
When do you need to convert your video from NTSC to PAL or vice versa?
The answer is simple: when you want people overseas to watch your video. It’s not a secret that different countries use different analog television encoding standards. So, if you record your video in the United States using an NTSC camcorder, people in Europe will most likely be unable to watch it on their VCRs.
This is also partially true for digital video. A DVD recorded in NTSC format can not be played on a DVD player that supports PAL format only. You will find more information about NTSC and PAL formats below.
PAL (Phase Alternating Line) format is common for Europe and Asia. PAL is used in almost all Western European countries, Australia and in some countries of Africa, South America and Asia.*
NTSC (National Television System Committee) is a Color TV standard for the United States, Canada, Japan and other countries of North and South America and Asia.
To resolve the incompatibility problem of NTSC and PAL formats, you will need software which will allow you to convert PAL to NTSC and vice versa. Movavi Video Converter offers just what you are looking for! Our convenient PAL to NTSC Converter will allow you to convert these formats between each other.
Step 1: Download and Install our Program
Download Movavi Video Converting software. After the downloading process is completed, run the installation file and follow the Wizard instructions.
Step 2: Launch the Converter and Open a DVD
Start Movavi Video Converter and click the Add DVD button and locate the VIDEO_TS folder on the DVD to add the DVD video files that you want to convert.
Step 3: Choose the PAL/NTSC Preset
Open the Preset list and go to the DVD-compatible video category. There you can choose one of the available PAL or NTSC presets.
Step 4: Convert DVD
Click the Browse button next to the Destination field to specify the target folder to place your converted files.
If you want to burn the converted files to DVD, all you need to do is check the Burn to DVD checkbox, and the videos will be burned to a DVD after conversion using the Movavi Chiliburner module. Don't worry if you don't have Movavi ChiliBurner installed – installation shouldn't take more than five minutes!
Finally, click Convert. Conversion between PAL/NTSC couldn't be simpler!
* There is also a format called SECAM (Sequentiel couleur avec memoire, French for "sequential color with memory"). It was introduced in France, and now France, most countries of Eastern Europe, many Asian and some African countries broadcast in SECAM. Some SECAM countries are currently switching to PAL and broadcasting in both PAL and SECAM formats.
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