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Sorry to expand this topic a little bit but...I have video tapes from two old analog video cameras; one in PAL (I'm originally from Ireland) and the other in NTSC. Before I buy Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus (currently discounted on Buy.com) is there an option that allows you to select either format as the input ? I've searched the Roxio knowledge base and the forums and this topic seems to be the only one that touches on the subject of PAL/NTSC ?

 

Kind Regards,

B.

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Sorry to expand this topic a little bit but...I have video tapes from two old analog video cameras; one in PAL (I'm originally from Ireland) and the other in NTSC. Before I buy Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus (currently discounted on Buy.com) is there an option that allows you to select either format as the input ? I've searched the Roxio knowledge base and the forums and this topic seems to be the only one that touches on the subject of PAL/NTSC ?

 

Kind Regards,

B.

 

That is a really good question!

 

Up front, I don't know!

 

However, there is only ONE device, so I would assume that it makes no difference to the A/D Converter!

 

The OUTPUT (DVD) would be based on the your Windows installed language. It uses that to decide if you live in a PAL country...

 

Up top, Store - How to Buy, is a phone number and you could give them a call and ask.

 

Keep in mind that if you buy through the Roxio Store, you do have a 30 day, No Questions Asked, return policy! That is something most retail stores do not allow with computer software/hardware ;)

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The other question is does you VHS player play BOTH PAL and NTSC properly?

 

If you have a European VHS to play thos PAL tapes, you must have a SCART adapter. (accoriding to the help files).

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Thanks guys for getting back to me so quickly. I should have elaborated a little. I actually have both video cameras (PAL and NTSC), so playing the tapes won't be an issue. My question is whether the Roxio software defaults to NTSC for its version sold in the US, or does it give the option to select PAL or NTSC as the input format (or does it even need to differentiate) to successfully capture both types of video streams.

 

Kind Regards,

B.

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Since there is no more information in the help files about PAL vs NTSC except for the SCART connector, I don't think it matters. If you buy directly from Roxio, you have a 30 day, no questions asked $$ money back warranty. Perhaps someone from outside the US will chime in here.

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Hi,

I just received the VHS to DVD plus 3, US version.

DOESN't capture at all with PAL video.

The installation went smooth on two computers, both are windows 7 but 32 & 64.

I tried on the 64 bit first but since i couldn't see video using the video in "yellow" jack i re-installed it on the 32 bit.

same thing.

i tried using 2 scart adapters i got but still couldn't see video, although it might be because they're "in" adapters and not "out" adapters.

As mentioned above, this is supposed to be the "proper" way to capture video.

also see below:

http://vhs-to-dvd-converters-review.toptenreviews.com/roxio-easy-vhs-to-dvd-review.html

although i own quite a lot of roxio products, because they're simple and usually they provide patches long after the product is out.

they're like microsoft in that sense. crappy software first and then alot of patches.

i will look to buy another adapter.

Thx.

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Guys i have an older version of Roxio VHS to DVD converter, I'm from Australia. Now when I connect my VCR/DVD player to the Roxio VHS to DVD converter the Roxio converter doesn't read the NTSC tapes, however my VCR plays NTSC tapes. Also if I connect my multi region bluray player to the Roxio VHS to DVD converter, the Roxio VHS to DVD converter only reads Pal. I bought my Roxio VHS to DVD converter about 3 years ago. I want to find out if the new version Roxio VHS to DVD Converter 3 Plus will read both NTSC and PAL. I have VHS tapes in both PAL and NTSC. So I want to know if the new vertion reads both. If no one knows here would it be best for me to ring Roxio up? My Multi region bluray player plays all regions and it plays both PAL and NTSC. I just need to know if the converter reads both PAL and NTSC.

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I don't have anything here that can play PAL so I cannot do any testing for you...

 

I know that the USB Device converts signals and NTSC or PAL makes NO Difference to it!

 

I would not think that Input would make any difference either... But you are the only one that has ever raised that question and the software was introduced 4 years ago :huh:

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Cheers Jim. I contacted Roxio on Facebook and they contacted their technicians and got back to me saying the new Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus converter reads both PAL and NTSC. My Bluray Player does play it because I can play Region 1 NTSC DVDS on my Bluray player when connected to my TV. So that means that USB from my old version Converter couldn't read anything NTSC. I have ordered the new version "Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus Converter", I selected Express shipping so I should get it later in the week as it is a Sunday in Sydney and Saturday in the USA. When the new version arrives and once I install the produced, then I will test it by putting in one of my NTSC DVDs, what ever happens I will let you guys know if it works or if it doesn't work.

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Cheers Jim. I contacted Roxio on Facebook and they contacted their technicians and got back to me saying the new Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus converter reads both PAL and NTSC. My Bluray Player does play it because I can play Region 1 NTSC DVDS on my Bluray player when connected to my TV. So that means that USB from my old version Converter couldn't read anything NTSC. I have ordered the new version "Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus Converter", I selected Express shipping so I should get it later in the week as it is a Sunday in Sydney and Saturday in the USA. When the new version arrives and once I install the produced, then I will test it by putting in one of my NTSC DVDs, what ever happens I will let you guys know if it works or if it doesn't work.

 

The old VHS2DVD device/version reads PAL and NTSC

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That was my impression, thanks for confirming that Walt!

 

Bill, please describe your hookup to the Roxio USB Device in detail!

 

I will then try to replicate it and see what happens ;)

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The old VHS2DVD device/version reads PAL and NTSC

That means that my old USB was faulty. Thank you for letting me know. Edited by TheBillABCTV

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That means that my old USB was faulty. Thank you for letting me know.

No...

 

You cut into an existing Topic and asked only part of a question without supplying the details needed...

 

describe IN DETAIL (don't assume anything) your connections from source to PC!

 

What does work and what does not!

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On Thursday Australian time the new product is expected to arrive. I will find out then. If it doesn't work then I will get Andrew from servant computers to have a look. I know nothing about computers.

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No...

 

You cut into an existing Topic and asked only part of a question without supplying the details needed...

 

describe IN DETAIL (don't assume anything) your connections from source to PC!

 

What does work and what does not!

When I plug in my VCR/DVD player into my TV PAL TV with NTSC Play back my my VHS tapes work both PAL and NTSC. When I plug in my VCR/DVD player into roxio VHS to DVD Converter the pal stuff it reads. Once I have plugged my VCR into the VHS to DVd converter, then I double click the Roxio VHS to DVD converter, then I select record and edit because I want to put the VHS on Video file. It has a signal, once I put in the NTSC VHS tape in the Roxio VHS to DVD converter says No signal. Then other times I connect my multi region bluray player up to the Roxio VHS to DVD converter, when I put on the NTSC DVDs the Roxio VhS to DVD converter says no signal. That could mean my USB from Roxio could only read the PAL stuff. But I would have to get Andrew from Servant to look into it if the new Roxio VHS to DVD 3 Plus converter doesn't read my NTSC Tapes/DVDs. That should arrive on Thursday. With a bit of luck it will work. When I have my multi region bluray player connected to my TV set all my DVDs play, my TV is a PAL TV and has NTSC play back.

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I made a mistake. Roxio Easy VHS to DVD upgrade came this afternoon. No USB, so maybe the upgrades don't come with a USB so what I will have to do in a couple of weeks just order a new Roxio Easy VHS to DVD Converter the 3 plus version and hopefully it would include a USB with it. I though the upgrade may have included the USB, but it doesn't I know for next time. In two weeks from now I will order a new one and once it arrives then I will let everyone know.

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I still don't buy your story...

 

I think your problem is within your SCART adapter. If you read through here you will notice that every user that was using SCART and has had problems, resolved them by using a 'proper' adapter...

 

No one here has ever heard of Special device for PAL or NTSC and this thing has been out since 2008 :huh:

 

You would think that someone would have mentioned it in 4 years and it would specify the version in the Roxio Store ;)

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I still don't buy your story...

 

I think your problem is within your SCART adapter. If you read through here you will notice that every user that was using SCART and has had problems, resolved them by using a 'proper' adapter...

 

No one here has ever heard of Special device for PAL or NTSC and this thing has been out since 2008 :huh:

 

You would think that someone would have mentioned it in 4 years and it would specify the version in the Roxio Store ;)

I messaged Roxio on Facebook saying [Roxio my product Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus Converter has arrived and I registered the product as in Australia because I live in Australia. Now when i have the NTSC tape I can only hear the sound and it says no video signal. Everything is connected right. Please help me so I can record PAL and NTSC tapes? Now on my old version it didn't even play the sound when I played my NTSC tape. Now when my VCR is connected to my TV I can play NTSC and PAL tapes and I can see the Picture in Colour and hear the sound on my TV. So my VCR and Bluray player are fine so I will need to do something for it to work on my Roxio product please help me?]

 

I don't know what is a SCART adapter? Maybe it could be the USB cable? On my old Roxio Version when i put in the NTSC tape and my cords were connected to the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD Convereter it would say No Video Signal and I also couldn't hear the sound. With the new version I can hear the sound just i can't see the video. Hopefully Roxio will help me out. Maybe I need more software or maybe a setting needs to be changed. Hopefully Roxio can help me.

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I listed links to 3 Scart Adapters in post #8... If you followed the links, there were pictures.

 

A Scart Connection should only be present on you VCR, DVD and TV. BD would not have one as only Component and HDMI connections can carry HD signals.

 

Your USB cable cannot work with one and not the other!

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In Australia we don't have that. from my VCR/DVD and Bluray Players the yellow, red and white cords plug into my VCR/DVD and Bluray players the other end of those cords [Yellow, Red and white] plug into my TV or if I was using the Roxio USB cable into that, then the roxio USB cable would be put into the computer.

 

What I have done last night was put my The Bill Series 1 [uSA release - Region 1 DVD] into the computer DVD player, then using AVS Video 8 Converter I transferred it onto DVD [Good quality PAL] meaning I burnt it onto Blank DVD from NTSC to PAL. Once I finished doing that, I connected my bluray player to roxio, I inserted the copied DVD in the Bluray player [that was the DVD Disc that I I made PAL] I was able to record what I wanted. So this is what I can do if I want my DVDs onto the computer which were NTSC I transfer them into PAL on DVD then put them onto the computer in video files.

 

For my [NTSC] VHS tapes I may need to pay someone to transfer them first onto DVD and also into PAL format for me. Then I can have my music videos on DVD and transferred into the PAL format hopefully they will do it in Stereo. It may cost me a bit to do each VHS tape, but if that is the only way then I will just have to pay someone to do that for me.

 

That way I use my Roxio device for [PAL] VHS tapes and [PAL] DVDs to put them on video files on my computer.

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In Australia we don't have that. from my VCR/DVD and Bluray Players the yellow, red and white cords plug into my VCR/DVD and Bluray players the other end of those cords [Yellow, Red and white] plug into my TV or if I was using the Roxio USB cable into that, then the roxio USB cable would be put into the computer.

 

What I have done last night was put my The Bill Series 1 [uSA release - Region 1 DVD] into the computer DVD player, then using AVS Video 8 Converter I transferred it onto DVD [Good quality PAL] meaning I burnt it onto Blank DVD from NTSC to PAL. Once I finished doing that, I connected my bluray player to roxio, I inserted the copied DVD in the Bluray player [that was the DVD Disc that I I made PAL] I was able to record what I wanted. So this is what I can do if I want my DVDs onto the computer which were NTSC I transfer them into PAL on DVD then put them onto the computer in video files.

 

For my [NTSC] VHS tapes I may need to pay someone to transfer them first onto DVD and also into PAL format for me. Then I can have my music videos on DVD and transferred into the PAL format hopefully they will do it in Stereo. It may cost me a bit to do each VHS tape, but if that is the only way then I will just have to pay someone to do that for me.

 

That way I use my Roxio device for [PAL] VHS tapes and [PAL] DVDs to put them on video files on my computer.

 

Can't you use the AVS converter to go directly to your computer instead of burning to DVD?

 

 

Commercial shops may not be willingly to transfer commercial, protected tapes to DVD since that may well be illegal.

Edited by myguggi

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