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How To Record Pal-M (Brazil System) Coloured Vhs Tapes In The Computer With Easy Vhs To Dvd?



I live in Brazil (TV PAL-M system) and have many recorded VHS tapes of my Sony Handcam (NTSC) to my VCR Philips VCR VR654 in PAL-M system (not PAL but PAL M).

I bought Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus, installed the software and tried to record the VHS tape on my computer. But recorded in black and white.

What can I do?

Thanks in advance for any answers.

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In Brazil, PAL is used in conjunction with the 525 line, 30 frame/s system M, using (very nearly) the NTSC colour subcarrier frequency. Almost all other countries using system M use NTSC.



NTSC being the "natural" choice for countries with monochrome standard M, the choice of a different colour system poses problems of incompatibility with available hardware and the need to develop new television sets and production hardware. Walter Bruch, inventor of PAL, explains Brazil's choice of PAL against these odds by an advertising campaign Telefunken and Philips carried out across South America in 1972, which included colour test broadcasts of popular shows (done with TV Globo) and technical demonstrations with executives of television stations.[1]



PAL-M signals are identical to North American NTSC signals, except for the encoding of the colour carrier. Therefore PAL-M will display in monochrome with sound on an NTSC set and vice versa.

PAL-M is incompatible with 625-line based versions of PAL, because its frame rate, scan line, colour subcarrier and sound carrier specifications are different. It will therefore usually give a rolling and/or squashed monochrome picture with no sound on a native European PAL television, as do NTSC signals.

PAL-M systems conversion issues


PAL-M being a standard unique to one country, the need of to convert it to/from other standards often arises.

  • Conversion to/from NTSC is easy, as only the colour carrier needs to be changed. Frame rate and scan lines can remain untouched.
  • Conversion to/from PAL/625 lines/25 frame/s and SECAM/625/25 signals involves changing the frame rates as well as the scan lines. This is achieved using complicated circuitry involving a digital frame store, the same method used for converting between NTSC and the 625/25 standards. The fact that the colour encoding of PAL-M and PAL/625/25 is the same does not help, as the entire signal goes through an A/D-D/A conversion process anyway.

However some special VHS video recorders are available which can allow viewers the flexibility of enjoying PAL-M recordings using a standard PAL ( 625/50 Hz ) colour TV, or even through multi-system TV sets.Video recorders like Panasonic NV-W1E ( AG-W1 for the USA ),AG-W2,AG-W3,NV-J700AM,Aiwa HV-M110S,HV-M1U,Samsung SV-4000W and SV-7000W feature a digital TV system conversion circuitry.

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