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Question about video with EX1/TL500

Discussion in 'Samsung Forum' started by bilzmale, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I am considering upgrading my TZ5 for this Samsung. I have a question - can you switch video from NTSC to PAL in the menu? In other words should I buy a US or an Asian version as Australia uses PAL? Got caught with my US GH1 which is NTSC - fortunately was able to 'hack' the firmware to give PAL option.
     
  2. Wally Billingham

    Wally Billingham SC Regular

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    Nov 27, 2010
    Laurel, MD
    I just looked at mine, I have the TL500 or the USA version purchased from Amazon.com here in the USA. On the menu under settting there is a NTSC/PAL option for output which is used if you want to hook it up to your TV. The manual says that recorded video is saved as an H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) file. On the menu on the camera you select 30 or 15 frames per second recording. The 30 frames a second is of course the standard for NTSC there is no option for the 25 frames of PAL.

    However I just loaded a short video I made with the camera into Sony Vegas and I can out put it to a PAL DVD.

    I hope you find this helpful, I admit I do not know much about PAL.
     
  3. Wally Billingham

    Wally Billingham SC Regular

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    Nov 27, 2010
    Laurel, MD
    you should also know that the video on the TL500 is not HD but is standard def, and as a video camera I find the TL500 to be good for things like quick Youtube videos but it you wanting to shoot a lot of video I would get a dedicated video caemra
     
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Thanks Wally. I have the GH1 for HD video. Local prices here are fairly keen (from HK mainly) so will probably go that route.