PAL-NTSC-FILM-Converter v1.0With this converter you can convert the runtime of a PAL movie exactly into a NTSC runtime or into correct film length (nominal cinema runtime) - or vice versa. Besides the runtime conversion of TV and DVD the converter can also be used for Blu-ray runtimes. Accurate converting of movies can be very useful, especially for possible cuts in different film versions. The review of Television Standards and video formats should be noticed while converting the running time of NTSC and FILM.
Television Standards of all countries and territories subdivided into continents.
Consider also the FAQ for conversion of runtimes.
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NTSC TVReferred to usual conditions*
Blu-ray Disc (BD)
Blu-ray Disc (BD)
Television Standards - brief overview
* You should read detailed information about Television Standards and video formats. The ambiguity of the FILM and NTSC runtimes output of the PAL-NTSC-FILM-Converter will be explained there.
Motion picture films are shot in 24 fps (frames per second - full-images) usually on 35 mm film material. More on FILM >>
NTSC (National Television System Committee)
This standard is used particularly in America. NTSC altogether uses 525 scan lines, thereof approx. 485 are visible. The refresh rate is 29.97 Hz or 29.97 fps respectively. This corresponds to 59.94 Hz (interlaced - half-images) or 59.94 fields/s (59.94?) respectively which can be derived from the NTSC 2:3-Pulldown based on 23.976 fps of NTSC films. The digital standard resolution is 720x480 pixel for DVDs. More on NTSC >>
PAL (Phase Alternating Line)
This standard is used particularly in Europe. PAL altogether uses 625 scan lines, thereof approx. 575 are visible. The refresh rate is 25 Hz or 25 fps respectively. This corresponds to 50 Hz (interlaced) or 50 fields/s respectively. The digital standard resolution is 720x576 pixel for DVDs. Related to NTSC, PAL has a shorter run time because of the higher amount of "fps" - PAL movies are (normally) not cut, but they are "faster" (PAL Speedup). More on PAL >>
[Runtime Converter online since 2004/09/01]