Re: VHS to PAL

Gary Handman (
Tue, 11 Feb 2003 12:59:08 -0800 (PST)

Uh...I'm beginning to feel like a Greek chorus here: remember: if the
item is under current copyright (e.g. produced post-Bern Conference (1972?
I think)) it's illegal to transfer formats without permission (technically).


At 12:30 PM 2/11/2003 -0800, you wrote:

>I just had a request that we duplicate an standard NTSC into PAL format.
>Oddly enough, I've never had this question before.
>I'm assuming we can hook up dubbing cables to a regular VCR and the
>international VCR, record on the int'l VCR, and the result will come out
>as a PAL formatted video. Correct?
>Are there any technical difficulties that I'm not considering?
>She's then plans to use the tape in Thailand.
>(It's a personal video, so no copyright issues here.)
>Barb Bergman
>Media Services Librarian
>Minnesota State University-Mankato
>(507) 389-5945

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley