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PAL to NTSC

Here's what I'm doing now: a new client asked if it's possible to take PAL VHS tapes and convert them into NTSC DVDs.  I told her that it is possible, but that I would have to look into it.  So for the past 5 hours I've been trying to get a PAL DVD to convert to NTSC DVD.  Hopefully this render will work, and if so, I'll buy some equipment to do the PAL VHS tapes.  (I gotta do something to pay the bills!)   *smile*

As the render is burning, I'm writing up the code so that I ....oh crap, render doesn't look good.  

Anyway, like I was saying, I'm writing up the code for all the vintage advertisements.  This should all be up by this weekend.  There's something for everyone:  those who like antique straight razors, curlers, bottles of hair tonic, tubes of shaving cream, hair tint.  Ads range from the 1900s to the late 1960's.

I stole some time earlier to look through those cosmetology texts.  One is from 1931.  Both texts cover permanent waves with and without the help from the machines.  Oh my gosh, very good detail and instructions!  To the guy who sent them, I love you man!  :D  Both texts are out-of-print and are very rare.  I'll scan them in maybe early next month or so.  

Well, I gotta see the result of my render.  Oh boy, I think I'm looking at another couple of hours on this thing.  I *will* get this figured out.  :)

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degenx
Mar. 13th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what programs your using for conversion, but here is a link to one way of converting from PAL to NTSC. http://forum.videohelp.com/topic300144.html It seems to return pretty decent results. I played around with converting video before I realized my dvd player will play PAL disc. From everything I've seen, the video will always look a bit different, just because of the framerate upconversion. Even PAL disc played through my DVD Player on an NTSC TV, look different. It tends to have a more film like appearance. Best of luck with the converting.
haircuttingfun
Mar. 13th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
converting
Thanks, Degenx! I did successfully do a conversion last night. I use Pinnacle Studio 11.1, and just had to play around with the settings and delete some aux files.

Thanks again for your advice!

*hugs*

Kat
degenx
Mar. 13th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re: converting
Glad to here everything worked out. I mostly use Premiere CS3 for editing now a days, I do video production for a couple pro wrestling promotions, but keep a swiss army knife of smaller specialized tools, for occasions that Premiere is overkill.

Matt
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