copying NTSC laserdisc to DVD-R

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  1. trainspotter

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    I have a couple of Japanese (NTSC) laserdiscs that I wish to copy to DVD, and do so with the minimum loss in quality.

    I have the use of a laserdisc player, and I own a Toshiba RDXS32 DVD recorder, however I guess that this will not be of much use, as the input will be a NTSC signal, am I correct, or do certain laserdisc players convert to a PAL output??

    Alternatively, I could try to do it via my PC, although this is not a route that I am familiar with.

    It is not an issue if the DVD-R that I end up is NTSC.

    All help and advice gladly accepted, thanks
     
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    Unfortunately the Toshiba is the only one with NTSC issues.
    Panasonic and most other recorders will accept NTSC with no problems.Pioneer and Philips will even record PAL 60.
    Get any other recorder and it will be plain sailing.Obviously a HDD model is the best for cutting the side change etc
     
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    cheers for the info, I have had a look at a few similar threads, and the Toshiba name has not been mentioned. I will have to borrow another recorder, or go the PC route.

    any PC ideas anyone, or shall i try a computer based forum

    ta.
     
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    To do it on the PC, you will need a way of capturing the NTSC source. The most common way to capture directly to a PC is using a DV camcorder; but you’d need a NTSC one, not a PAL one.

    Mark
     
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    Or a good quality capture card. Depending on your machines power you have to decide wether to go for hardware mpeg2 encoding etc.

    have a look here..

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Products.ASP?CatID=53&Category=Multimedia/TV&Thumbnails=yes
     

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