Since you are here, you may know that PAL and NTSC are different analog television systems used by different countries. NTSC is used in most of North America, parts of South America (except Brazil, Argentina, and French Guiana), South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, etc., while PAL is adopted by most countries in the world. Besides PAL and NTSC, SECAM is another system used mainly by France, East European and many western Africa countries.
Most of us would not be able to recognize the difference between NTSC and PAL. But you'll find out that a PAL formatted DVD won't play on a NTSC DVD player, a PAL video is scrambled with black bars, and a European television set won't work in the United States. To fix these problems, you have to convert PAL to NSTC standard to watch videos on your TV. This article will show you how to convert PAL to NTSC compatible video or DVD with Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter Ultimate for Mac). Download its free trial here.
Note: Below guide takes the Windows screenshot for instance. The steps for change PAL to NTSC for Mac is the same.Just make sure you get the right version.
Step 1: Load PAL video or DVD to program
Launch the PAL to NTSC converter and click the "Add Files" or "Load DVD" menu on the top of the interface to load video files or DVD movies. The alternative way is dragging your source PAL video files to the program. This PAL to NTSC converter supports batch conversions. So you can drag more than one file to the program to convert PAL video to NTSC at one go.
Step 2: Make NTSC changes
The main differences between PAL and NTSC video are the resolution and frame rate. NTSC has a resolution of 720x480 and a framerate of 23.97. So you need to make NTSC settings in the "Settings" dialog after selecting an output format for video. However, if the output format is set to DVD, there is no need to change resolution and framerate settings. You'll have a TV Standard option to switch convert PAL DVD to NTSC DVD, or NTSC DVD to PAL DVD.
To select an output format, click "Output Format" option at the right side and choose a video format from the "Format">"Video" list. To make the video NTSC-compatible, click "Settings" option, and make settings as below:
- Resolution: 720*480 pixels
- Frame Rate: 23.97 fps
If you convert PAL to NTSC DVD, after you import a video file in the "Burn" interface, just click "More" on the bottom right of the interface to convert PAL to NSTC formatted DVD. Change DVD label, Aspect Ratio, Video Quality, etc. are also available if necessary.
Convert PAL to NTSC Tips: The program also provide you with all common video editing tools. If black bars are appear, you can simply crop the video to best fit your TV screen. Right click on the desired video and choose "Edit" option for these tools.
Step 3: Start PAL to NTSC conversion
When the output format setting is finished, click Convert button (hit "Burn" button if DVD is chosen) at the bottom of the main interface, this PAL to NTSC converter will complete the conversion fast and easy.
When the PAL to NTSC conversion is complete, you can then play the output video files on your NTSC compatible DVD player and TV set.
Please watch the video tutorial.