PAL, SECAM, and NTSC refer to the different kinds of video systems around the world. For a videotape to play in a foreign country's system, it must be converted to the correct format. Refer to the local yellow pages under Video Production Services to find a company that will convert U.S. tapes for viewing abroad and foreign tapes for viewing in the United States. Costs for this service vary according to the quality or definition required and the type of equipment used to make the conversions. Mid-range equipment conversions run from $40 to $70 for the first hour.
Western Europe (excluding France); also Australia, South Africa, and parts of Asia, including India, China
France, former Eastern Bloc, and parts of the Middle East