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Copying NTSC VHS to DVD

captainH

Active Member
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me with my problem. I am currently tranferring a few VHS tapes to my Panasonic E100 with a scart cable and it works fine. However I have 2 NTSC tapes and they have a strange problem. My VHS player supports NTSC but when I play it through the scart to the E100 (with TV system set to PAL on the DVD recorder) the sound and picture look fine except the bottom 10% of the screen is actually the top (like the V sync is out and the picture needs to be moved down a bit) - if I change my E100 to use TV system NTSC, the picture is in the correct position but it is B&W. Does anyone have any idea of a way I can do this as I have tried all the different settings that seem available.

Thanks. CH.
 

nwgarratt

Distinguished Member
You have to record in NTSC and playback in NTSC using the recorder.

Can your TV accept a NTSC input? If it is PAL only, then that is probably why you get a B&W picture.

Can you record it to DVD-R and play it on a DVD player that converts to PAL?
 

captainH

Active Member
The TV does accept an NTSC signal as I play US DVD's through it all the time - it's just I cannot seem to get a valid NTSC picture when I put it the video signal through the DVD recorder. Somewhere along the line the signal is getting messed up as described above.
 

nwgarratt

Distinguished Member
I think most VCR's cannot do true NTSC. They end up doing PAL 60 format (PAL colour but at NTSC's framerate).
 

phelings

Banned
Most UK vcr's only output NTSC as PAL 60.Only Pioneer and Philips record PAL 60.Panasonic will only record NTSC in pure form
 
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