Originally Posted by Dude111
What if someone wanted VHS to VHS transfer like PAL to NTSC copy.... (Someone who loves analogue for example)
Originally Posted by msgohan
"Foreign tapes. We can also convert foreign formats (PAL and SECAM) to NTSC, either to a new VHS tape or to DVD."
Assuming that page is still up-to-date.
- NTSC-J (Japan)
- SECAM (non-French)
- lossless (Huffyuv
, Lagarith, etc)
- semi-lossless (ProRes422)
- lossy (MPEG, H.264, H.265, etc) ... and in whatever container needed (AVI, MP4, MKV, etc)
- streaming specs
- digital formats (VCD, DVD, BDAV/Blu-ray, DV)
- analog formats (VHS, S-VHS, Hi8)
But, as a note, some of those workflows require more work/effort, and costs will reflect that.
For example, a PAL VHS > NTSC VHS conversion could happen multiple ways, with quality varying greatly.
- The most ideal way is to capture PAL as PAL, use Avisynth to convert NTSC. Then to keep the workflow easy, output that NTSC to high bitrate MPEG BD/DVD, and simply record it with a VCR. Aand I'd use my JVC HR-S3800, a real workhorse recorder, to VHS, S-VHS, or S-VHS-ET.
- The easy-but-crappy way is to use the PAL>NTSC mode on one of our Cypress units. Then again, if you want the nostalgia of analog, that's how signal conversion was done in the 1990s.
There are many more abilities that I have, in terms of file acceptance (MXF, DNxHD, etc), and outputs, but it's not something that we advertise. Mostly leftover abilities from my studio days, not necessarily something I want to get back into.