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A friend has a Sony TRV19 Mini DV Camcorder which was bought in the US. It
is clearly a NTSC version and he now realises his error. Is there a way he
can download to a VHS VCR which has NTSC capability and then view it on his
Plugging the camera into the TV just gives a monochrome picture.
Connecting the RGB from the Sony into the scart inputs of a UK video
that has NTSC playback capability (most modern ones do) 'should' give
you a watchable UHF signal from the modulator.
I suspect your TV is not too modern as you would otherwise be able to
plug RGB from the sony direct to the TV.
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Do some searching on google.
There may be a way to convert it to Pal by re-programming the
camera via the lanc connector.
A quick search got
But further searching got nothing.
If your mate has a PC it might be best to get a VIVO type pci card with NTSC
/ PAL switchable settings in hardware and/or software, depending on what
exactly its for. I don't knwo that exact model but if its got fireware then
its easy just to pull the vid in and change the output format, then run it
out the svhs and audio to a scart socket. Handy to have this sort of kit
anyway for editing, saving to mpeg on CD/DVD etc
Or buy a new TV and video...
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