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    Hi guys i have some video footage, that i want to burn onto a DVD, the problem is the video is in NCTS (30fps) and when i burn it to PAL (25FPS) it gets quite choppy, i assume due to the drop in frame rate, is there any way of getting it onto DVD without a drop in frame rate, if i burn it as a NCTS dvd will i be able to still play it on my dvd player?

    Im using Ulead Video Studio 8

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    Some PAL players will quite happily play NTSC discs providing you set it up correctly. However, even if you do have a player capabale of playing, you have to have a TV capabable of accepting the signal (all Sonys and a lot of modern TVs do). You can either post your player/TV make and model and I will try and find out for you, or simply burn a NTSC disc and try.

    To convert NTSC to PAL if your player accepts the disc but your TV doesn't you could use an external hardware converter. www.whitedog.co.uk/

    I seem to remember converting NTSC > PAL perfectly in TMPGenc before though. But maybe this was because the source wasn't perfect and I didn't notice any difference in quality! Additionally, I've found the following software:

    www.focusinfo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters

    I seem to remember converting NTSC > PAL perfectly in TMPGenc before though. But maybe this was because the source wasn't perfect and I didn't notice any difference in quality! Additionally, I've found the following software:

    www.focusinfo.com
    Hi thanks for the reply, you pretty much told me what i was expecting, the video im trying to convert isnt very good quality so maybe my best and cheapest option would be too use "TMPGenc".

    Bare in mind im stupid and have no idea what TMPGenc is where do i get it from is it hardware/software and how much will it cost me!

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    Probably your first option would be to burn the disc as NTSC and try that.

    You can download TMPGenc from www.tmpgenc.net and there are guides at www.marcpeters.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters
    Probably your first option would be to burn the disc as NTSC and try that.

    You can download TMPGenc from www.tmpgenc.net and there are guides at www.marcpeters.co.uk
    Hi thanks again for replying, ive burnt it to disk and it works fine, even on my 4 year old DVD player and 3 year old t.v which seemed a bit strange to me! anyway it works so thats ok.

    Another question on a different matter, the video that i burnt to disk is quite low quality, bit rate (i think thats what its called! ) around 2000 and the resolution is around 300 X 450.

    What i was wondering is what difference does the bit rate make to the quality of the video and am i wasting disk space rendering it at 8000?, would i lose any quality if i rendered it at its orignal 2000.

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    Birate is key to quality - the higher the bitrate the better quality. Morever, your video seems like it's in a non-standard resolution. Take a look at these links:

    http://www.videoforums.co.uk/ftopic380.html
    http://www.marcpeters.co.uk/How-to-make-a-DVD.html
    http://www.marcpeters.co.uk/encoding.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters
    Birate is key to quality - the higher the bitrate the better quality. Morever, your video seems like it's in a non-standard resolution. Take a look at these links:

    http://www.videoforums.co.uk/ftopic380.html
    http://www.marcpeters.co.uk/How-to-make-a-DVD.html
    http://www.marcpeters.co.uk/encoding.html
    Ok thanks for that, ive read through those and i think i have got it all to stick in my brain!

    One last question, i have noticed that ulead are offering a plug in for video studio 8 to enable you to encode in mpeg 4. Now i didnt even realise there was a mpeg 3! would it be worth getting this plug in? will it make much difference to the quality of my movie and will i still be able to play it on a stand alone dvd?

    Thanks

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    MP3 - ring any bells MPEG4 (divx and the like) is gaining mainstream popularity and there are more and more players coming out - but standard DVD players don't play them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters
    MP3 - ring any bells MPEG4 (divx and the like) is gaining mainstream popularity and there are more and more players coming out - but standard DVD players don't play them...
    mp3 hmmmmm i've heared that somewhere!

    thanks for your help

    Mike

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