INTERNATIONAL VIDEO CONVERSIONS CHART
INTERNATIONAL CONVERSIONS CHART
Have a videotape or DVD you want converted? We can help!
Conversions from (PAL) Mini-DV, DVCAM, VHS, VHS-C, DVD, BETACAM, BETAMAX, 3/4" UMATIC, DIGITAL 8 VIDEO, HI 8 VIDEO, VIDEO 8
Conversions from (NTSC) VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, Hi8MM, Digital 8MM, 8MM VIDEO, BETAMAX, BETACAM, BETACAM SP, 3/4"UMATIC, DVD, MINI-DV, DVCAM to (PAL/SECAM) FORMATS
- NTSC SPECIFICATIONS
The first colour TV broadcast system was implemented in the United States in 1953. This was based on the NTSC(National Television System Committee) standard. NTSC is used by many countries on the American continent as well as many Asian countries including Japan. NTSC runs on 525 lines/frame.
The PAL (Phase Alternating Line) standard was launched in the early 1960's and implemented in most European countries except for France. The PAL standard utilizes a wider channel bandwidth than NTSC which produces better picture quality.
PAL produces 625 lines per frame. Other PAL family systems are: PAL B,G,H - PAL I -PAL D - PAL N & PAL M.
PAL Afghanistan (Kabul)
United Arab Emirates
Secam standard was introduced in the early 1960's and implemented in France. SECAM uses the same bandwidth as PAL but transmits the colour information sequentially SECAM runs on 625 lines/frame.
DVD REGION CODE
WE CAN CONVERT ANY PAL/SECAM REGION CODE DVD TO CODE FREE NTSC DVD-R
This means if you purchased a (PAL) DVD with region codes from anywhere in the world and it will not play on your (NTSC) DVD player we can copy it to DVD-R (NTSC) so it will play in Canada and USA
INFO: The DVD world is divided into six major geographical regions, with two additional regions reserved for specialized use.
REGION 1 -- USA, Canada
REGION 2 -- Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
REGION 3 -- S.Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Parts of South East Asia
REGION 4 -- Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (including Mexico)
REGION 5 -- Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa
REGION 6 -- China
REGION 7 -- Reserved for Unspecified Special Use
REGION 8 -- Resevered for Cruise Ships, Airlines, etc...
REGION 0 or REGION ALL -- Discs are uncoded and can be played Worldwide, however, PAL discs must be played in a PAL-compatible unit and NTSC discs must be played in an NTSC-compatible unit.
To keep it simple, this means that DVD players and DVDs are labeled for operation on within a specific geographical region in the world.
The end result is that DVDs encoded for regions other than Region 1 cannot be played on a region 1 DVD player, also, players marketed for other regions cannot play region 1-stamped DVDs. Thats were we come in, we can convert ANY DVD to play on your NTSC player.
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION & DVD REGIONS: COLOUR TV STANDARDS AND DVD REGIONS
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