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  1. Hi,

    I have recently purchased a TRV520 to recover some old Video-8 cassettes over 1394 firewire. I just now realized it's an NTSC camera and my tapes are PAL. Will this matter since I am only planning to play the tapes over firewire? Or have I just thrown away several hundred dollars?

    Thanks for advice
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  2. You won't damage your tapes by testing -- unless there is something mechanically wrong with the camera -- but unfortunately, you have probably thrown away several hundred dollars. PAL/NTSC is one of the things that usually makes a difference.
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  3. If I record the output through firewire and it comes through distorted, would there be any way to fix it in post-processing software?
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    There are some pretty major differences between PAL and NTSC, you won't get any quality footage out of your tapes on a NTSC camera.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj-UUZ1ua4k
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    Originally Posted by LisaClark View Post
    If I record the output through firewire and it comes through distorted, would there be any way to fix it in post-processing software?
    No.
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