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  • Burn videos in 1000+ formats to DVD easily.
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PAL to NTSC Converter: How to Convert PAL to NTSC or NTSC to PAL Easily

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:26:08 • Proven solutions

“Does NTSC/PAL matter to DVD movies?” --- A Question from Quora

Since you are here, you may know that PAL and NTSC are different analog television systems used by different countries and regions. NTSC is used in most North America, parts of South America (except Brazil, Argentina, and French Guiana), South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, etc. In comparison, PAL is adopted by most countries in the world. Besides PAL and NTSC, SECAM is another system used mainly by France, East Europe, and many western African countries.

Most of us would not be able to recognize the difference between NTSC and PAL. But you'll find out that a PAL formatted DVD won't play on an NTSC DVD player, a PAL video is scrambled with black bars, and a European television set won't work in the United States. To fix these problems, you have to convert PAL to NSTC standard to watch videos on your TV. This article will show you how to convert PAL to NTSC compatible video or DVD with Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)PAL to NTSC converter.


Part 1. How PAL to NTSC converter to Convert PAL Videos to NTSC 


Wondershare UniConverter - Your Complete Video Toolbox

  • Convert videos from PAL to NTSC or NTSC to PAL.
  • Directly convert videos to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, and other 1000 formats.
  • Convert multiple videos in different formats from NTSC to PAL (PAL to NTSC) in batch.
  • Convert video to optimized preset for almost all of the devices.
  • APEXTRANS technology guarantees 30X faster conversion speed than other common converters.
  • Burn and customize your DVD or Blu-ray disc with free DVD menu templates.
  • Edit videos with advanced video editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermarks, subtitles, etc.
  • Download videos from YouTube and other 10,000+ video sharing sites.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.

Note: Below guide takes the Windows screenshot, for instance. The steps for change PAL to NTSC for Mac are the same. Just make sure you get the right version.

Step 1 Load PAL video or DVD to the converter.

Launch the PAL to NTSC converter and go to the Converter section by default, click add files or add files on the top of the interface to load video files or DVD movies. The alternative way is dragging your source PAL video files to the program. This PAL to NTSC converter supports batch conversions. So you can drag more than one file to the program to convert PAL video to NTSC at one go.

add files to the pal to ntsc converter

Step 2 Make NTSC changes.

The main differences between PAL and NTSC video are the resolution and frame rate. NTSC has a resolution of 720x480 and a frame rate of 23.97. So you need to make NTSC settings while selecting an output format for video.

To select an output format, click the drop-down icon beside Output Format and select the Video tab, and choose a format, then click the Edit icon to enter the Settings windows, and make settings as below:

  • Resolution: 720*480 pixels
  • Frame Rate: 23.97 fps

Make NTSC changes

Convert PAL to NTSC Tips: The program also provides you with all common video editing tools. If black bars appear, you can simply crop the video to fit your TV screen best. Just click one of the Edit options beside the video thumbnail for these tools.

Step 3 Start PAL to NTSC conversion.

When the output format setting is finished, click the Start All button at the bottom of the main interface, this PAL to NTSC converter will complete the conversion fast and easy. You can get the converted NTSC video by clicking the File Location icon.

Start PAL to NTSC conversion

Part 2. How to Convert PAL DVD to NTSC DVD and Vice Versa

Step 1 Import PAL video or DVD to the converter.

Launch Wondershare UniConverter and go to the DVD Burner section by default, choose the add files or add files to import video files or DVD movies. The alternative way is to drag and drop your source PAL videos to the program.

Import Pal videos to the DVD burner

Step 2 Set the DVD parameters and convert PAL to NTSC DVD.

If the output format is set to DVD, there is no need to change resolution and frame rate settings. You'll have a TV Standard option to switch convert PAL DVD to NTSC DVD or NTSC DVD to PAL DVD. You can also set the DVD label, Aspect Ratio, Quality, Menu Type as well. Meanwhile, you can choose the DVD destination at the Burn Video to and choose and customize the DVD template by your needs. Finally, click the Burn button to start converting PAL to NTSC DVD.

convert PAL to NTSC DVD

When the PAL to NTSC conversion is complete, you can then play the output video files on your NTSC compatible DVD player and TV set.

Part 3. PAL vs. NTSC DVD

What Is a PAL DVD Format?

Standing for Phase Alternating Line, PAL is a video system or standard, and a PAL DVD is a disc that makes use of the PAL encoding system. A DVD PAL format is used in more than 120 countries across the globe, including Africa, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The different versions of this standard are interoperable. In a PAL format, DVD 25 frames are transmitted in a second, and each of these frames is made of 625 individual scan lines.

What Is NTSC Format DVD?

NTSC is also a video standard that is mainly used in North America and South America. In this format, 30 frames per second are transmitted with an aspect ratio of 720 X 480, and there are 525 individual scan lines in each of these frames. A disc using the NTSC system is known as NTSC format DVD.

Differences Between PAL Format DVD and NTSC Format DVD

Though both NTSC and PAL are encoding systems that affect the quality of the videos that are viewed, they are different in an array of aspects, including supported regions, aspect ratio, fps, and others. The table below shows a comparison between NTSC and PAL format.

Features/Format NTSC PAL
Full-Form National Television System Committee Phase Alternating Line
Supported Regions Japan, North America, and most parts of South America UK, Australia, Sweden, most parts of Europe and Africa
Lines field 525/60 625/60
Aspect Ratio 720 X 480 720 X 576
Video Bandwidth 4.2MHz 5MHz
Sound Carrier 4.5MHz 5.5MHz
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