VIDEOTAPE DUPLICATION & TRANSFER, TELECINE, STANDARDS CONVERSIONS NECESSARY BEFORE DISTRIBUTION
Post production houses duplicate and transfer entertainment media before distribution. Telecine transfers involve transferring motion picture film into a video or a digital tape file. Standards conversions refer to the encoding system used for television broadcast (NTSC for most of North & South America; PAL for most of Europe). Specific hardware is available in post houses to effect these transfers and ready product for worldwide distribution.