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ADS Tech DVD Express 2.0 (USBAV-701)

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  • Archive video footage to VCD, SVCD or DVDs
  • Create interactive videos with scene and chapter menus
  • Make your own movies with special effects, titles, music and more
  • USB 2.0 connection to the PC, backward compatible to USB 1.1
  • Capture audio and video via the USB port with “Audio-Lock” technology for perfect lip synch
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: ADS Tech
  • Model: USBAV-701
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Details

Product Manual [330kb PDF]
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00009YUPS
  • Item model number: USBAV-701
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 6, 2003

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

DVD XPress is the fastest and easiest way to get Hollywood quality video into your computer so you can burn to disk or publish on to the Internet.

Now you can capture video into MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 (VCD, SVCD or DVD) at up to 720 x 480 (720 x 576 PAL) from any analog or digital source.; DVD XPress is the fastest and simplest way to get movies from video tape to a high quality VCD, SVCD or DVD disk.; Capture video in the Easy to use Capture Wizard application or Video Studio 7 SE DVD and then "Create Disk" to burn your movies on to CD or DVD disk.

If you want to do more than straight archiving to disk, DVD XPress includes video editing with an integrate DVD Authoring tool that allow you to get very creative.;Use Video Studio 7SE to add transitions, video filters, video overlay, fast or slow motion effects, and animated titles, back ground music and then Author your DVD disk.

DVD XPress utilizes the latest in video conversion and filtering technology to reduce noise on old VHS tapes to produce the highest quality video, DVD XPress also offers exclusive "Audio-Lock" technology to provide perfect lip synch all the way through the capture, edit and disk burning process.


  • Use temporal and spatial video pre-processing filters to help reduce noise on old VHS tapes or TV signals.
  • Supports MPEG 1 Layer 2 compressed and LPCM Audio
  • Capture from any analog video source in MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video formats including VCD, SVCD and DVD formats via RCA (Composite) or S-VHS video inputs.
  • Capture DVD (MPEG-2) at video bit rates from 1 Mb/sec. up to 15 Mb/sec. (up to 4 Mbps for USB 1.1 connections)
  • Capture using Constant or Variable bit rates and other custom settings.
  • Features a 9 bit video digitizer with 2x oversampling and 4 line comb filter
  • Brightness, Contrast, Chroma, Saturation and Hue controls
  • Use Video Studio 7 SE DVD to capture and then burn to disk in quick, simple steps.

Product Description

DVD XPress is fastest, easiest way to get Hollywood quality video into your computer so you can burn to disk or publish on the Internet. Exclusive Audio-Lock technology provides perfect lip synch Requirements - Pentium III 800 class processor+, Windows 98SE, 2000, ME or XP, 128MB RAM, 4GB+ hard drive space, USB port

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It worked 2 times, but it would stop working after a few minutes.
Thomas Findley
I reinstalled the driver, got new drivers off the ADS Tech site and tried those, tried reinstalling the software (and got a different version off the site).
Amazon Customer
My only mistake was not reading them before I wasted my time and money.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By FERNANDO CASSIA on December 29, 2004
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The good: Its hardware based encoding design means that the conversion from analog video to mpeg2 is done inside a chip on the device, not by your computer's cpu. It also menas that while digitizing video it doesn't hog your PC's cpu nor does the resulting file need any post processing.

The bad: the bundled Ulead editor is a big pain in the back end. If you just want to do quick edits and cut scenes out pretend that the included Ulead software is missing and install VideoReDo instead. ([...])

Install was flawless for me on WinXP home. The bundled video capture application on my CD was Capwiz version 3.1 dated February 2004. If you check the Adstech.com web site you can find Capwiz 3.5, which adds "on the fly" capture and burning to optical media, but I suggest everyone buying this device to stay with Capwiz 3.1.

ADSTech technical support warned me in no uncertain terms back in Nov 5, 2004 that there were still "stability issues". "Note that many customers have reported stability problems with this version so if you have any problems with it we strongly recommend getting rid of it and going back to version 3.1".

Version 3.1 of Capwiz, still offered on the site and I guess for a reason, seems to have everything a user might need, without "feature bloat" or "instability" warnings. Speaking of which, a new beta version of Capwiz 3.6 has been released in mid-December, adding yet more features to the mix like "direct capture into DivX" (mpeg4), but that sends cpu requirements through the roof and defeats the whole idea of a hardware based mpeg encoder because it's you cpu which has to then convert the mpeg2 video sent by the device to mpeg4, thus requiring a 2.4 Ghz. P4.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By DTG on October 10, 2004
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I originally gave this device a low rating, but now I've converted about 30 hours of Hi8 and VHS tape to DVD, and I have to say that's it's a decent buy for the money. Here's why I say that...
The first one I got was DOA - - would not even turn on. Bad start. But to their credit, both ADS and Amazon were great about a return. So a new one showed up 2 business days later.
And it works. I've transferred tapes from a Hi8 camcorder and a VHS player now - - and no serious problems yet. It's been a reliable, no-frills transfer device for me - - someone with a 10+ year library of analog tapes to put on DVD.
Here are the problems: Do NOT use the "Direct to disc" option. The result is horrible - off-sync audio, mainly. Go to your hard disk, then burn the DVD.
The bundled Ulead software is cryptic, and the instructions are of no help whatsoever. And there's no in-program help. So it's "figure it out yourself". I use the bundled "Capture Wizard" to capture all of the analog video to my HD, and it's worked fine so far. A few crashes,but nothing that corrupted what I had captured. Then I use Ulead to burn the mpg's to DVD - - and I don't try and edit individual mpg files - - I just burn them on the DVD as separate files. That has worked fine for me. I know there's alot of functionality to the Ulead software, but I don't have the patience to figure it out myself, and there's nothing in the package to help me.
Bottom line: for me, it's been a reliable, no-frills way of transcribing about 30 hours of analog tape to DVD. The hardware works, and the software will function adequately if you don't expect much from it, and provided you're not hoping for a no-brainer "out-of-the-box" experience.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Tony Koz on January 8, 2004
I bought this product yesterday from Circuit City. I just got a chance to try it out, after reading the manual i thought i'd give it a try. Setup and installation is VERY easy. Capturing video from my Hi8 Analog camcorder was really easy too. The software that came with the product is called Capture Wizard. Capture Wizard simply just captures the video, but it does not allow you to edit the video in any way...this program has not crashed on me yet. The product also comes with another software program called Ulead VideoStudio 7 SE DVD which allows you to capture video, edit video/audio, special effects and more. Problem is when i capture video thats more than a few mintues the program crashes without warning, so if you don't save your work EXTREMELY REGULARLY then you will get utterly frustrated. I thought something was wrong with my computer so i defragged and virus scanned and then tried it again only for it to crash one more time. Here is my system specs:
1. AMD Athlon XP+ 1600 (1.4ghz)
2. 40gb 7200 rpm hard drive (with 20gb free)
3. Nvidia GeForce 4 64mb video card
4. cd burner and dvd drive
5. 256mb DDR-RAM
I think i will purchase more RAM today and then try it again. If i don't write another review for this product then it means it didn't fix the problem.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By norris14 on April 10, 2006
I read positive and negative reviews of this hardware, but I thought I'd give it a try. I wanted to transfer about 15 old VHS tapes to DVD. Well, I never got it to work. Talk about a buggy product. I followed all directions to the T, but only was able to record once at SVCD quality. Every time I tried to capture at DVD quality, it would not work from the beginning, or start to work but freeze after a few minutes. The tech site's answer for every question is "reboot." Not helpful at all. I'm not stupid...computer science grad...I should be able to successfully use any hardware, unless it is malfunctioning.

Then they had the nerve to tell me the limiting factor was not their hardware, but instead, my computer system. Well, excuse me, but if my system doesn't work with this hardware, it must not work with 90% of people's systems. I have a P4 3.0 Ghz computer, 800 FSB, 2GB RAM, 200GB hard drive with 8MB cache, 256MB PCI-e video card, etc. Not a top gamer system, but pretty darn fast...certainly fast enough to handle any kind of video editing.

Bottom line: Don't buy this hardware. It may have worked for someone, but it probably won't work for you. I would HIGHLY recommend the Canopus ADVC-55. This is what I purchased, and it has worked flawlessly. It costs close to $200, but here's my advice...buy it, transfer all your tapes, then put it up on ebay. You'll get most of your money back, and you'll have all your videos on DVDs.
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