"Full Standards Conversion"
WHAT IS IT?
Some programme sources e.g. DVD discs are sometimes available only in foreign
formats initially. Other world formats use different colour encoding and frame
rate (e.g. 60 frames per second instead of 50 frames per second). Video recorders
will not usually tolerate the different frame rate so recording is not possible
without full standards conversion. If you only want to view the other video formats
then colour conversion as offered by the Original ACE
is all you need. However if you want to convert from VCR sources or need to record
the converted video then the Advanced Convertor Enhancer
is ideal and the ONLY unit to combine Full Standards Conversion with all the Colour
Correction features of the original ACE. Perfect for Chipped DVDs.
WHERE DOES THE "ACE" FIT IN?
The ACE fits quite simply between your DVD player or any other video source and
your video display and/or recorder and automatically handles conversion between
most world standards and many other non-standards such as PAL60 when required,
enabling the video to be viewed and recorded properly in full colour. The
PAL/SECAM Colour Balance control automatically acts as a NTSC HUE control when
necessary to allow you to obtain the correct colour rendering. All other controls
act as on the original ACE and allow you full control over the picture quality,
colour rendering etc. Simple isn't it!
INPUT/OUTPUT STANDARDS AVAILABLE
Please note the ACE Convertor automatically senses the input standards and you
only need to set the output standard.
|PAL||BDGHIN (e.g. UK etc.)||50Hz||4.43MHz|
|NTSC||M (e.g. USA etc.)||60Hz||3.58MHz|
NOTE: The ACE Converter gives better
video quality than combined VCR Converters which do not have 8Mbit memory.
UK customers converting from other standards such as NTSC or SECAM to PAL can
record on any UK VCR. Those converting from PAL to NTSC or SECAM need a special
VCR since UK VCRs will not usually record NTSC or SECAM. For NTSC the best
solution seems to be to buy a VCR from the USA. These are available for well
under 100 US dollars so even with import duties etc they are still very cheap.
Don't forget you will also need a 110V mains transformer. These are available
from Farnell, Order Code 330-4747 for £24.41.
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