can GL1/XL1/PD100 PAL be switched to NTSC mode?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Shooting DV Films : One Thread
does anyone know if a PAL GL1/XL1/PD100 can be switched to shoot in NTSC? I've heard that the VX1000 and TRV-900 have this capability. Also, if NTSC shooting is possible with these cameras, do you still have access to all the camera functions and effects (e.g. shutter, 16:9, B&W, etc.)?
-- joshua litle (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1999
I can assure you that the TRV-900, at least, does not have this capability. Read all about it in my FAQ: http://www.bealecorner.com/trv900/dvfaq.html#PAL
-- John Beale (email@example.com), November 28, 1999.
No! PAL cameras just cannot record in the NTSC format and viceversa. There are quite a number of technical reasons for this (which I shall not go into!).
-- Azhar Doctor (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 08, 2000.