How To Convert Video File To PAL DV Format

Convert Any Video File To PAL DV

How To Convert Any Video File To PAL DV format using Ulead VideoStudio 11.

Do you want to record a video file onto your camcorder but it says your video is NTSC and cannot be done?

In Singapore and in most European countries, our TV operate on the PAL system. In the USA and Japan, thier TV operate on the NTSC system. NTSC and PAL are not compatible.


So you will have to convert your NTSC video file to a PAL DV format file.

Here is how to convert your NTSC Video File To PAL DV format using Ulead VideoStudio 11.

  1. Drag and drop video clip on the time line.
  2. Click “Share” from the top menu bar.
  3. Click “Create Video File” .
  4. Move and hover cursor over “DV”.
    Depending on how your VideoStudio was installed…
    1. You may see PAL DV (4:3) and PAL DV (16:9)
    2. Or you may see NTSC DV (4:3) and NTSC DV (16:9)
      PALDV.jpg
  5. If you see PAL DV (4:3) and PAL DV (16:9), great, click on one of them.
  6. If you see NTSC DV (4:3) and NTSC DV (16:9), then do the following.
  7. Move the cursor from “DV” down and click on “Custom”.
    1. For “Save in”, choose a folder .
      (I prefer choosing an external hard drive)
    2. For “File name:”, type in a name.
    3. For “Save as type:”, select “Microsoft AVI files (*.avi)”.
      CreateVideoFile.jpg
    4. Now Click on “Options”.
      1. Click “General” tab and select the following.
        1. Data track: Audio and Video
        2. Frame rate: 25 frame/sec
        3. Frame Type: Lower Field First
        4. Frame size: Standard 720 x 576
        5. Display aspect ratio: choose 4:3 or 16:9
          (depending on the original size of your video)
          GeneralTab.jpg
      2. Click “AVI” tab and select the following.
        1. Compression: DV Video Encoder - type 2
        2. Data type: 24-Bit RGB
        3. Audio Format: PCM
        4. Audio Attributes: 48,000 kHz 16Bit, Stereo
          AVItab.jpg
      3. Click “OK”.
    5. Click “Save”.
  8. The video will render to a PAL DV video format file.
  9. Transferring the new PAL DV format file to the PAL miniDV camcorder:
    1. Still under the main menu “Share”, look into the bin of thumbnails.
    2. Click on your new PAL DV format file.
    3. Click “DV Recording”.
    4. If the camcorder is connected properly, recording will begin.

Here are the specifications again for PAL DV (4:3) and PAL DV (16:9).

PAL DV (4:3) Properties:

Microsoft AVI files
24 bits, 720 x 576, 4:3, 25 fps
Lower Field First
DV Video Encoder — type 2
Interleave audio for every 15 frames
PCM, 48.000 kHz, 16 Bit, Stereo

PAL DV (16:9) Properties:

Microsoft AVI files
24 bits, 720 x 576, 16:9, 25 fps
Lower Field First
DV Video Encoder — type 2
PCM, 48.000 kHz, 16 Bit, Stereo

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

To your success!

Adrian Lee

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