2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2012 12:21 PM by traut
traut Level 1 (0 points)

I'd like to submit movies to international festivals. Some specify DVDs (NTSC or PAL) applicable to specific "regions". Can I create DVDs "Region" specific in iDVD?



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Cinema Display
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 points)



    NO - iDVD set's Region to Zero - open to all nations



    PAL and NTSC - Has nothing to do with Region coding - They are TV-Standards

    • PAL = 25 frames per second (most common system in EU)

    • NTSC = 29.97 frames per second (standard in USA etc)


    Most PAL DVD-Players can playback both PAL and NTSC (on old TV NTSC in Black/White)

    Few NTSC DVD-Players can playback PAL


    One can create a Project in one standard in iMovie and set iDVD to the other one.

    • CONVERSION is made BADLY - the DVD is barely worth to be viewed !


    I do (when sending DVDs to US)

    • Export out my PAL movie as full quality QuickTime .mov

    • Convert it to NTSC via JES_Deinterlacer (free from Internet)

    • Set up a new iDVD Project and this to NTSC standard


    This way gives very good result (I'm told) and alternative professional frame converting tools - Has astronomical costs - and resulting quality barely noticeable


    BUT - If DVD is played on a Mac - then PAL or NTSC - DOES NO MATTER AT ALL !


    Yours Bengt W

  • traut Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, Bengt. Much appreciated.