PAL and NTSC are different. PAL is 25 fps, NTSC is 30 fps. So there is
no way they can be compatible when you make it digital. There is also
the resolution difference. NTSC has considerable fewer lines than PAL.
MPEG is a better format, but you still have the frames-per-second diff.
An MPEG camera :)
My JVC S-VHS video will play both NTSC and PAL. But, if I want to view
NTSC, I must be able to adjust the sync rate on my TV to make it do
I HAVE 4 UNITS OF JVC SR-S365U SVHS MACHINES. THESE MACHINES ARE ALL NTSC AND I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE THE SYSTEMS INTO PAL... IS IT POSSIBLE? HOW CAN I DO IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO USE THESE MACHINES. I AM BASED IN KENYA AND WE USE PAL SYSTEM HERE IN KENYA? HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP ME??
Sorry but I think your out of luck unless I'm seriously mistaken, Not possible is the answer. Below is general info on PAL / NTSC
Discs without codes will play on any player in any country but as the player will only output the video format of the disc, that disc may not be viewable on the television. For example, in the USA, the video format is NTSC and most televisions are NTSC only. If you were to try and play a PAL DVD from Europe on your newly programmed Region Free DVD player, it would also output a PAL video signal which the television could not show as NTSC and PAL are totally incompatible with each other.
Converting NTSC to PAL
When converting from NTSC to PAL, two things need to be accomplished. 480 lines of resolution have to be upconverted to 576 lines of resolution, and 30 images per second have to be downconverted to 25 images per second.
The resolution upconversion does not actually add any real picture information to the image, as you cannot create real picture information where none existed before. It does, however, make the picture viewable on a PAL display, and often results in a superficially better-looking image.
The frame rate conversion actually results in a loss of temporal resolution, as PAL has a lower frame rate than NTSC.
Converting PAL to NTSC
The converse situation applies to PAL to NTSC conversions. 576 lines of resolution are downconverted to 480 lines of resolution, and frames need to be inserted to go from the 25 frames per second of PAL to the 30 frames per second of NTSC. Once again, the resultant image is of less actual resolution than the original image, as information is discarded spatially and made up temporally.
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NTSC and PAL are two major international standards for broadcast television. Because the systems are different, a camera (or a televison) designed for one system may not work with the other. You'll also see this with video tapes: a recording made for one system will not play back on the other. Much of North America uses NTSC while most of Europe uses PAL.
There's also a third system, SECAM, though it's on the way out.
It's neither, really, it's 640 x 480 @ 30 frames per second. The assumption these days is that you're going to keep your movies on your computer and play them there. However, if you're considering converting your movies to a DVD, or some other format that uses PAL or NTSC, then your answer will be "NTSC" because the conversion from ZM1 to NTSC will be painless, whereas the conversion from ZM1 to PAL will lose one out of 6 frames, resulting in very slightly stuttered motion.
First of all, which region do you live in?
Basicaly, PAL and NTSC are standards for TVs that differ depending on the region of the world. The American continent is NTSC, Europe is PAL, and i'm not quite sure about the specifics of every region, but this information should be easy to obtain.
You can go in the config section of your camera and switch the video settings to PAL or NTSC, depending on which you need.
As for your videos, which method are you using to copy your files to your computer? I've got this same camera and the simplest way (as for any camera) is to insert the SD card in your laptop and copy-paste the files where you want them to be.
If you don't have a SD card slot, you can get your hands on a USB adapter, or simply try using the provided camera to USB cable and copy the files from the same method, if it allows you to access your files directly.
I hope it helps!
Have a nice day!
When transferring movies to the computer, the format is a digital format (mjpg), and will play on the computer using QuickTime. If you want to play your movies directly from the camera to a television, you will need to select either NTSC or PAL in the menu system on the camera. Go to this link and type "ntsc or pal movie" in the search window in the center of the screen and click on the Search button. Select the first answer (When connected to a television. . .) and you will find instructions on how to do this.
Image Size: 2560x1920/2048x1536/1600x1200/640x480
Economy : 18 / 26 / 37 / 142
Standard : 9 / 15 / 22 / 101
Fine : 4 / 7 / 12 / 67
640x480 Fine: 30 fps: 9 sec. / 15fps: 18 sec.
640x480 Std.: 30 fps: 14 sec. / 15 fps: 28 sec.
320x240 Std.: 30 fps: 29 sec. / 15 fps: 57 sec.
*The writing speed of the memory card may prematurely end the recording of a movie clip.
14MB Internal Memory
256MB xD Picture Card
512MB xD Picture Card
320 x 240
30 fps movie
20 sec. Max movie
6 min. 27 sec. Max movie
12 min.54 sec Max movie
320 x 240
15 fps movie
41 sec. Max movie
12 min. 54 sec Max movie
25 min. 48 sec. movie