Ken Berry wrote:
I would certainly agree that the division of the world between essentially two competing TV systems (plus Brazil's PAL-M) is indeed an anachronism, but that is unlikely to change soon either...
But not Corel's fault, blame the peole who thought of NTSC and PAL
At least Corel give you the choice, and you can make that choice.
i think you would be hard pressed to actually blame anyone for this. the origins are in the late 19th century and the adoption of alternating current. it's a bit of an ask for them to have considered the scenario that we are talking about now.
my point is that slavishly sticking to this is now anachronistic. with bluray the distinction is essentially meaningless. and we are starting to see US tv shows released in europe as NTSC for example season 1 of Archer. The R2 dvd is NTSC.
the idea of picking a country at install and sticking to it seems a bit nannyish. most apps have the option to decide during the project.
regardless that is my feedback.
You are in England and have installed the program to use Pal standards.
This creates templates within the program most of which use Pal.
This does not stop you editing NTSC video, you do not have to re-install the program.
The project properties although default to Pal can be changed to use NTSC settings.
Converting/rendering your video project can be achieved by creating your own NTSC templates using the Make Movie Templates Manager.
Our problems arise when we combine both Pal and NTSC formats to the same project, one using 25 fps and the other 29 fps.
Mobile phones are another matter using 30 fps, we could argue that they should have used 25fps
Variety is the spice of life..........
I'm slowly getting my head around it.
i can change the project to NTSC but then in the share tab the export options are still all PAL. which is weird. i presume then i can create a custom output. if you actually author a dvd it picks this up. looks like the dvd authoring is separate and it's just passed the project file.
meanwhile i notice all the profiles are actually installed:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Corel\Corel VideoStudio Pro X5\Profiles
things like MPEG2_NTSC_BEST_4_3.ipf which seem like what i need. the question is what to do with them.....