Flume Media Archiving has just added support for both PAL Betacam and PAL 3/4″ Umatic tape formats! We can either digitize the video natively as PAL or process the signal through our standards converter and output NTSC.
The PAL broadcast format was used mainly in Europe, and technically is a superior format to North America’s NTSC standards. While NTSC has 525 lines of resolution, PAL actually has 625. NTSC also had problems with colour shifting which the PAL system attempted to overcome.
If you have more questions about media digitization or our supported formats, please contact Flume Media Archiving