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Old 02-09-2008, 05:36 AM   #1
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Default Best settings to convert PAL to NTSC? [ProCoder2]

I want the highest quality possible...will be going from Uncompressed files to DV via ProCoder2 for DVCAM archiving.

I know there will be "stutter" when there are pans, any way to work around these? I know this is a frame rate issue (25fps>30fps)?

If there is a program (not expensive) that I should grab for this, please let me know. Hopefully it doesn't cost $20,000 :D

Highly appreciated.

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Old 02-09-2008, 06:10 AM   #2
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I often convert Pal DVCAM to NTSC DV using Procoder3 ore even Procoder Express

the result is not bad at all

it is only with DVD spec mpeg standards conversion that Procoder falls over dead
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:25 AM   #3
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Yeah the results are not bad...I've done it before, but this time the footage I got is very important to me (archival purposes)...Hmmm any settings I should check before I convert? Maybe use some type of filter in PC2? Wonder how it looks in After Effects.... I guess I have to experiment...

Ever heard of this one?

http://www.nattress.com/Products/sta...conversion.htm

Only FCP, though. Hmm....

Another AE tip:
http://www.toolfarm.com/tutorials/ntscPAL.html

I will try all of these and PC2 to compare the results.

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Old 02-11-2008, 01:06 AM   #4
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Can't you archive the footage in PAL? If you have a DSR-11 or better you can just compress and output to PAL tape. Who knows what miraculously better tool for PAL to NTSC conversion may come along in the future?

But if you have to do a standards conversion from PAL to NTSC then I have found that the best affordable tool is indeed Procoder. And the consensus is that 1.5 did a better job than 2 or 3.

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Old 02-11-2008, 05:08 AM   #5
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Hi Mark,

yeah I was planning to archive the tapes to PAL (Via DSR11)...then capture if I needed to convert to NTSC (Which I do)...

I have a real PAL SVHS deck with component already, waiting for my computer to come back from the repair house so I can start archiving to DVCAM.
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