How to Convert PAL to NTSC and Vice VersaWhen 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 the NTSC format cannot be played on a DVD player that supports only the PAL format. 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. Just download the appropriate version of the software and follow the steps below.
1. Download and Install our Program
Download the Movavi video converting software. After the download is complete, run the installation file and follow the on-screen instructions.
2. Launch the Converter and Open a DVD
Start Movavi Video Converter. Hit the Add Media button, then choose Add DVD, and click Open DVD. Locate the VIDEO_TS folder on the DVD to add the DVD video files that you want to convert to the program.
3. Choose the PAL/NTSC Preset
Open the Video tab and go to the DVD-Compatible Video category. There, you can choose any of the available PAL or NTSC presets.
4. Convert DVD
Click the folder icon next to the Save to field to specify the target folder to save your converted files, then click Convert. Conversion between PAL and NTSC couldn't be simpler!
5. Burn DVD
If you use Windows and want to burn your PAL or NTSC videos to DVD right after conversion, use Movavi Video Suite for Windows. This comprehensive software package will help you with these and many other video processing needs. In addition to Movavi Video Converter, the suite contains a DVD burning module and tools for video editing, splitting, screen capturing, and more. Download Movavi Video Suite and see how easy it is to create, convert, and burn videos all in one go.
With Movavi Video Suite installed, you need only to insert a writable DVD into your DVD drive and click Burn Disc to make a DVD from your files. As you've already selected a DVD-compatible preset in Movavi Video Converter, there is no need for the videos to be re-encoded for the DVD format, so writing the videos to DVD will only take a few minutes.
* 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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