Justin Hodson

Justin Hodson

So someone on Amazon pulled a fast one on me and sent me a PAL version of the Sony Nex VG20 instead of the NTSC version. Are the quality differences between PAL and NTSC enough to warrant me to go through the hassle of sending back my VG20 and getting my money back? Is this something that can be corrected in Adobe Premiere without any loss of quality?

vwestlife

vwestlife

Using a PAL camera in an NTSC region won't cause any problems unless you record video underneath fluorescent tube lighting. In that case the difference between the 60 Hz AC power frequency and the PAL camcorder's 1/50 shutter speed will cause flickering or horizontal banding to be visible in the video footage. But outside or under incandescent or CFL lighting, you won't have any problems.

Dave Baker

Dave Baker

Until you try to play 50fps video on a 60Hz TV.

vwestlife

vwestlife

Virtually all modern flat-panel TVs are multi-system (even if the manufacturer doesn't advertise it) and will have no problem playing either NTSC or PAL video.

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