RE: VHS to PAL

Bergman, Barbara J (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Tue, 11 Feb 2003 13:08:11 -0800 (PST)

Okay, so I need to clarify "personal video" as in: she videotaped
herself doing a demonstration or something. Not personal as in: she
bought from WalMart.

Now, Gary, do you have some technical advice?

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Handman [mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 2:59 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: VHS to PAL

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).

gary

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
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC