PAL

Here is a list of countries which use the PAL television system.  For VHS, S-VHS, Betamax, Video8, Hi8, Digital8 and MicroMv, these can be transferred to a NTSC DVD by Trevor Thurlow Productions.  Note that S-VHS, Video8 and Hi8 recordings from SECAM equipment were actually recorded in PAL on the tape and I can run those tapes.  SECAM was never used on Digital Equipment and as a result all Digital8 and MicroMV equipment sold in SECAM countries recorded in PAL and I can run those tapes.  Also, before the reunification of Germany in 1990, West Germany used the PAL TV system, while East Germany used SECAM; however, VHS VCR's in both countries could record in both PAL and MESECAM.  SECAM was discontinued, in favour of PAL, in Germany with the 1990 reunification.

If your recording was made on equipment intended for one of these countries, then it will likely be a PAL recording on the tape.  Just taking your NTSC camcorder from Canada to such a country, for example, does not of course dictate what television system your recording is.  It would still be NTSC, just as if you had recorded it in Canada.

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Azores Island

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belgium

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Cameroon

Canary Islands

Czech Republic

China

Denmark

East Germany

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

Gambia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Guinea-Bissau

Hong Kong

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jordan

Kenya

Korea 

Kuwait

Laos

Lesotho

Liberia

Macao

Madeira

Malaysia

Malawi

Maldives

Malta

Monocot

Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Portugal

Qatar

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Somalia

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Tanzania

Thailand

Turkey

Uganda

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Vietnam

West Germany

Yemen Arab Republic

Yugoslavia

Zambia

Zanzibar

Zimbabwe

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