How do I convert NSTC to Pal

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My Canon Elura is a USA cam that I mistakenly brought second hand. So its NSTC.

My dvd recorder only plays nstc but not record, Is there a divise I can buy to convert NSTC to Pal for recording to a DVD?

I am based in the uk?



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You can in software
None of them is TV system specific
For hi def it does not matter
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As senu said you can use editing software on a PC to convert NTSC footage to PAL, but I would advise you to leave it as NTSC.
Conversion will lead to some quality loss and if done badly can make the footage unwatchable with movement jumping on the screen etc. If you create the DVD on the PC and you player plays NTSC DVD's then you have no need to convert the footage.



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Expensive , i think and for Hi def , not really nessesary

In fact Most DVD players and TVs in the UKplay NTSC natively so the advice to leave it as NTSC may be the best

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