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I have a UK camcorder but want to produce DVD's for the US market

I've bought a UK camcorder which obviously uses PAL but I'm going to be selling DVDs in the NTSC format.

When I used the software provided by the camcorder - Power Director and rendered it in NTSC I got a warning that it would convert it but I would loose quality. Is this significant?

Or do I have to purchase a camcorder from the US and get an adapter but will that be ok with a UK laptop?

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Try the software with the camera first, if you do loose significant quality, go and download one the numerous free video converters.

p.s. here is a good website as well
http://www.videohelp.com/convert

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