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PAL to NTSC Converter: Convert PAL to NTSC for TV


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Most of people don't have the need to convert PAL to NTSC and even don't know what they are. However, you are here now and I know you need. You may want to convert PAL DVD to NTSC DVD or you find that the video you recorded in the England using an PAL camcorder cannot be played on the TV of your friends who live in United States. Why? We may first need the understanding of PAL and NTSC.

PAL VS NTSC: What Are They and Which One Do I Use

NTSC and PAL are two types of color encoding systems that affect the visual quality of content viewed on analog televisions and, to a much smaller degree, content viewed on HDTVs. While NTSC delivers a frame rate of 30 frames per second (fps) at an aspect ratio of 720x480, PAL uses a frame rate of 25 fps and a 720x576 aspect ratio.

Generally, NTSC (which stands for National Television System Committee) is used in North America, Central America, parts of South America, Japan, and Korea. PAL (which stands for Phase Alternating Line) is used in most of Europe, Asia, Australia, and parts of Africa. It is very important that you know the standard that your country uses. If you don't you will have problems playing your video on home entertainment systems. For Example, A DVD recorded in the PAL format cannot be played on a DVD player that supports only the NTSC format.


If you accidentally film or record in the wrong standard, there's no reason to worry. It is possible to convert from one standard to the other.

How to Convert PAL to NTSC?

The solution to play PAL video on NTSC television system is to convert PAL to MTSC by using PAL to NTSC Converter. Video Converter Ultimate can carry out this task smoothly. It can convert PAL to NTSC format and vice versa in a few simple clicks.  Free download the trial version of the program and have a try.


Step 1. Add PAL Video or DVD

Just click "Add Files" to upload your videos to the program. Or you can insert the PAL DVD to your computer's hard drive to add the DVD files from your DVD disc.

Add PAL Video or DVD
Step 2. Adjust Settings

The main difference between PAL and NTSC video are the resolution and frame rate. So you can change both of them to convert PAL to NTSC.  Just choose an output format you need and adjust the settings as below:

Resolution: 720*480 pixels

Frame Rate: 23.97 fps

Adjust Settings

Note: If you convert PAL to NTSC DVD, click on "Burn" tab and import your video or DVD. Then, click "More" on the bottom right of the interface and select "NTSC" in "TV Standard".

Step 3. Convert PAL to NTSC Standard

After choosing the settings, click "Convert" button to complete PAL to NTSC conversion. If you want to burn a NTSC DVD, click the "Burn" after you insert a blank DVD disc. After conversion, you can play the output video on your NTSC compatible DVD player and TV set.

Convert PAL to NTSC

Note: It is worth mentioning that cross color system conversion is a very complicated process and cannot be done easily thus we can advise to reconvert your video into another color system only if you really have to and bear in mind that the output video will not be perfect.

Aside from converting PAL to NTSC, you can also use Video Converter Ultimate to convert NTSC to PAL.

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