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There isn’ta great place to putthis question,soit kind offitsheresince I’ll be editingthevideo.
Myparentshave old VHS home movies and wouldlikemeto convert themto DVD forthem. Our VHS playeris breaking (colorgoesinandout,andsometimesthe audio dropsout,and a cleaningtapedidn’t help).I was lookinginto findinganewVHS player, and found one that plays back Pal, Secam, and NTSC 4.43 (from whatIread, the non-broadcast NTSC standard).
The devicesaysitcan playbackNTSC 3.58tapes, like home movies, but my guess is it mayconvert thesignalto NTSC 4.43? Ifitdoes,do youknowif a standard NTSC device (I was planning on using my VX2000’s analogtodigitalpass through) can accept a 4.43 signal correctly?
If not,I suppose we’ll justhavetogoto Walmart and pick up a normal VCR,butitwould becoolto have a devicethatcan playback Paland Secam if I run acrossany ofthosetapes (Iknow, I’llneedaconverterto change a Palor Secam signaltoNTSC to playback onour TV).