I have an European VCR, a PAL TV and some VHS tapes in PAL-M (Brazil). In the VCR, it says "NTSC playback on PAL TV". The tapes play fine on the TV but when I try to convert it to digital using a video capture, the image is in black and white. Does anyone know what kind of signal does the VCR output? PAL-M? PAL60? NTSC 4.43?
I've tried different approaches to solve this but nothing worked. I just had this idea:
- Buy a SCART to HDMI converter compatible with PAL, NTSC3.58. NTSC4.43, SECAM, PAL-M, PAL-N (my VCR only outputs SCART)
- Buy an HDMI video capture
Connect the HDMI video capture through USB 3.0 to the computer.
Would it work?
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PAL vcrs with NTSC playback output PAL60.
I doubt if your 'idea' would work.
There are capture devices that support PAL60 but they will not work either with this rather unique standard.
You should not get colour from your vcr but it seems that certain models do support it.
No. (placing my head above the parapet) I do not think NTSC 4.43 is the same as PAL60
PAL60 is standard NTSC 3.58 with the colour sub-carrier 'converted' to PAL
By the same token PAL-M is also not NTSC 4.43 since the former has all the qualities of NTSC 3.58 apart from the colour signal. (Hard hat still on)
Many moons ago I did own one PAL-M tape since a friend of mine from Brazil sent a tv recording to me. I could not get any colour signal from it either on my tv or through capture equipment and I had to send it away to have it converted by someone who had multi-standard vcrs