Can the brain trust help here. I have x20 old but Ok VHS-C tapes 'familyy footage ' recorded in Pal Format. I would like to rip them here in the USA to my PC. I had forgotten that they were PAL and although I purchased a very good condition Panasonic PV-L557 and a Cloner Alliance Box pro , the input is unreadable and the software senses it is NTSC. Other than using a $$$ service or trying to buy a multi-world VCR player and VHS-C adapter to rip is there another solution ?
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The user manual for this camera confirms that it is NTSC only. I may be wrong but I do not think that dual-standard VHS-C cameras existed.
Your only options are:
1. Professional transfer
2. Multi-standard VCR and vhs-c adapter
3. VHS-C camera outsourced from UK with confirmation that it is a PAL unit.
Thats what I was afraid of - is there any software that could decode the input coming from the NTSC camcorder or maybe a digital camcorder that can act as a recorder ?
any suggestions re purchase options ( other than ebay pot-luck ? ) ...
You will need a capture card/device that also accepts Pal. Many of them are switchable dual standard, but don't just presume it works, because in ntsc-land lots don't.