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Pal To Ntsc



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:54 PM

When you have NTSC selected in Toast preferences it should encode the PAL videos to NTSC as part of the process. You can see which ones are PAL by looking at their specs. If it is 25 fps video then it is PAL. If for some reason Toast creates a mixed mode DVD then the workaround I suggest is creating a disc image with only the PAL videos. That way I'm certain Toast will change them to NTSC (you should also get a window asking if that's what you want to do). After the PAL disc image is created, mount it and select the videos from the DVD section of the Toast Media Browser. You'll be adding NTSC videos when you do that. Then add the other NTSC videos to make your final DVD.

I'm just a fellow Toast-user so please don't blame Roxio for any misguidance I may provide. And do let me know if your issue gets solved. Cheers from Eugene, Oregon!





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Posted Today, 02:14 PM

This is wonderful news. It fixed a problem that should have an easier way. Thank you, I tried this solution just hours before I read your post. I agree but, my final copy is of poor resolution. Is that normal? I can give the specifics but, mainly, I have a YouTube download that came in as a PAL. Toast 10.9 does not give a NTSC ALL option on a mix of PAL and NTSC on the disk image page. Weird. Using Toast, I took the single PAL video and created an NTSC image. Somehow quality was lost. Viewed on a big screen, it seems of a lower resolution. The download is 640X and should look nice on the screen but, does not.


This is my starting point, I specifically need this video in NTSC with no associated loss of quality, as I am building a Project DVD. What is the protocol, please?



Also, I intend, with permission, to upload my NTSC, .mov copy of same, to my YouTube channel




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I'm not sure if anything can be done about the loss in quality you saw. Toast needs to rescale the video and change its frame rate. That will have some effect on quality, particularly if viewing larger than its original size. I don't know what to suggest.

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