Canopus / Grass Valley ADVC-110 Advanced Digital Video Converter - 77010150100
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The ADVC-110 is a bidirectional media converter. Conversion is accomplished by transferring media data from an IEEE-1394 Firewire port and outputting through composite and Y/C video and unbalanced stereo audio connections and vice versa.
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This device is a great example of how purchasing a quality product will spare you wasting both time and money, as well as sparing you hours of frustration. This device is simple, works easily, and works flawlessly.
Plugged it into my computer's 6-pin (IEEE 1394) Firewire port (My rig: Asus P8P67 mobo, Intel Core i7 processor, Win 7 Pro) and Windows searched for and installed driver (took < 60 seconds). My Corel Video Studio Pro X4 application immediately recognized the device and my first attempt at importing video from VHS worked flawlessly on the first try. My mobo's IEEE 1394 (6-pin) Firewire port takes care of powering the ADVC110, so I didn't have to purchase the optional power supply.
Advantages of this device:
The ADVC110 has a microprocessor which does the work of digitally encoding your analog video input -- not your computer's CPU. As a consequence, it won't slow your computer to a crawl.
No software to install, so you can't experience problems with bargain-basement software, OS incompatibilities, etc., as seems to be a problem with competing cheaper products.
This device will works with video formats from any area in the world, including PAL and SECAM, as well as North-American NTSC.
Note: When I plugged-in the device, Win 7 flashed up a window offering me the option of capturing video. Although I didn't explore this option, already having video editing software installed, it looks like the ability to capture video may even be already present in Windows 7.
Using this thing is a cinch.
Important tip: read the reviews (on Amazon.com) written by purchasers of earlier versions of this device -- some of them supply interesting tips about dealing with copy protected VHS tapes.
I'm converting VHS tapes to a Windows 7 machine using Sony Vegas.
The dip switches on the box were set correctly from the start. I didn't have to change anything. I plugged the VHS into the box (red, white, yellow), then plugged the box into my computer with the supplied fire wire cable. Windows saw the box and asked if I wanted to convert a video. I didn't try this conversion program, instead I used the video Capture in Vegas, which captures clips as AVI files. Once the files are captured to AVI, I can edit them, and render as 6MP WMV files which I can upload to YouTube. This is great because I can increase the sound volume, and add EQ (up the bass and treble) so the sound is not flat. This is exactly what I wanted, because now the videos appear in YouTube as 720p, and I can back them up to another hard drive.
After each use, I unplug the box. It's perfect if it doesn't crap out, which we won't know for a few months.
If you want to do all your work flow in Windows7, get this box and Sony Vegas!
Most recent customer reviews
This works as it should the image is great. I use it so I can record in HD on my video camera and output an SD signal for streaming.Read more