I'm in Canada trying to digitize my old home movies with a vcr and capture card.
However, only a few movies actually play on the vcr. The rest are white noise, with a bit of distorted sound coming through.
Background: The camcorder was bought in Asia before we immigrated to Canada, we have tapes from both Asia and Canada.
-Is this a PAL/NTSC issue? Do I need to spend a couple hundred bucks for a PAL VCR on ebay?
-what determines NTSC or PAL for camcorder tapes? Is it the brand of tape, or is it a filming mode on the camcorder?
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One way or the other, you minimal should see a black and white picture ! or it could be the recording speed of these tapes.
No, the tape brand does not indicate/dictate the color standard, it's the camcorder that recorded it in the first place, although the labeling on the cassette could give a clue, for instance here in north America we use the letter T to indicate the recording capacity such as T-30 (30 min NTSC), in Europe and Asia they use E, E-30 (30 min PAL). That doesn't mean that the tape cannot be used/have not been used interchangeably for both formats.