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PAL to 24p Standards Conversion

PAL to 24p Standards Conversion

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Using our proprietary conversion method, we convert your standard definition PAL masters to 24p. The result is a progressive scan DVD (or Digital Betacam tape master with 3:2 Pulldown) that will have your customers praising your attention to detail. Traditional conversions using tools such as the Snell & Wilcox Alchemist are great for many purposes, but they result in ghost frames and other artifacting that are a natural result of converting video from 25fps to 29.97fps.

Our method is superior because we convert your PAL tape to 24p first, then encode it as a progressive scan MPEG-2 file for DVD. The result is a crisp, clean, artifact-free version of the film. A happy side effect of using this method is that many films will be returned to their correct running time. When film is shot at 24 frames per second, but telecine'd to PAL, the result is a slightly shorter running time (about 4%). This often causes confusion among viewers, who think that the difference in duration is due to a different edit of the film. In fact, it's because the transfer was done at a faster frame rate than the film was originally intended to be viewed at. Our conversion method corrects for this and returns the film to the original running time. Additionally, audio is pitch-corrected to ensure that everything sounds correct.

We use only the highest quality GPU-Accelerated software to create a stunning new master for your DVD release.

  • Creates NTSC masters with 3:2 pulldown for files or Digital Betacam tape
  • Stunning progressive scan NTSC DVDs from interlaced PAL masters
  • Restores film to original running time
  • Highest quality GPU-accelerated image processing
  • Pitch-corrected audio
  • Perfect audio synchronization
Indeed, the transfer here is just about flawless; despite its age there are no signs of damage or wear like many Soviet-era films. This black and white production looks almost brand-new, and the Russian audio is strong.
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