Will a UK F900R with downconverter board output NTSC SD?
Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:31 AM
The monitor we are using(Sony 17" LCD) doesn't care if it gets NTSC or PAL.
If that fails, does anyone have a PAL receiver they will loan me? I think my modulus will transmit PAL(atleast my handheld directors monitor could receive it when the redbyte was actually set to PAL)
Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:18 PM
modulus will transmit any signal its given. As a receiver you need a pal tuner set to US frequencies. i.e. the actual channels are different. So that is what is odd. I would recomend you speak to Jaques at Transvideo.
Your Ntsc tuner at US channels will probably give you a useable emergency black and white picture.
are u shooting in london?
Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:19 PM
We will be shooting 23.97 and since its HD the F900R doesn't seem to have much in the way of NTSC/PAL distinctions. Any idea if the built in downconverter does or is switchable? If I can stay NTSC the whole way that would be ideal.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:48 PM
You could ring up the camera floor at Take 2 or Panavision UK yourself easily. They will help you out.
I am not sure at all. I don't know if there is an NTSC 900R or a PAL 900R . I think they are all the same nowadays. I've never thought about it.