ADVC500

ADVC500

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ADVC500
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Grass Valley / Canopus Video Conversion - ADVC500

Grass Valley ADVC500

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Model : ADVC500
Broadcast-quality Bidirectional Analog/Digital Video Converter

Canopus ADVC500, designed for the broadcast environment, provides a peerless standard for quality and precision in bidirectional analog/DV conversion. An ideal component in/out solution for any DV interface, ADVC500 is a 19-inch breakout box featuring component video, composite, S-Video, and balanced and unbalanced audio I/O. ADVC500 supports both Windows and Mac OS.

- Key Features
- Minimum System Requirements
- Technical Specifications
- Package Contents

 

KEY FEATURES
  • Connects to all video cameras, decks and editing systems
  • Converts consumer and professional analog video formats to DV and back in one simple step
  • Compatible with leading editing and DVD authoring applications including Grass Valley EDIUS, Canopus Let's EDIT, Vegas®, Final Cut Pro®, Avid Xpress® DV, Adobe® Premiere® Pro, iLife®, Ulead MediaStudio® Pro, Windows® Movie Maker and more
  • Composite, S-Video and YUV component video I/O
  • Balanced and unbalanced audio I/O
  • 1U 19-inch rackmount breakout box
  • NTSC and PAL compatible
  • Award-winning DV codec technology

Proven DV Codec Technology
At the heart of ADVC500 is the innovative Canopus DV codec chip, providing the industry's highest picture quality preservation during analog-to-DV conversion and locked audio support for perfect audio and video synchronization at all times.

Advanced Usability
ADVC500 is quickly configurable. Front panel controls include a mode switch, input line select, input audio select, audio sampling rate select, analog input level adjustment dials and peak audio meters.

ADVC500 boasts fully programmable control software for adjusting analog input settings:

  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Hue
  • Sharpness

ADVC500 Picture Controller software for Mac OS can be downloaded from this Web site (requires Canopus User Account log-in).

ADVC500 can operate as a stand-alone device not requiring a computer, while keeping any preprogrammed settings.

Locked Audio Support
Other converters can lose audio/video sync when converting longer segments of video. ADVC500 supports locked audio when converting from analog to digital, assuring perfect audio and video synchronization. 

Long Product Life
The broadest video equipment and editing software compatibility ensures ADVC500 provides a long product life and a high return on investment.
 

 
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Note: A video capture card or OHCI FireWire connection is required to capture DV.

Windows PC
  • Windows® 2000 (requires Service Pack 3 or higher), Windows® XP Home or Windows® XP Professional (requires Service Pack 1 or higher)
  • DirectX 8.0 or higher
Mac*
  • Mac OS X (10.2.7 or later)
* Download Mac OS Picture Controller software — you must log in to an active Canopus User Account or create a new Canopus User Account and register ownership of an ADVC500
 
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Video Formats
  • NTSC: 720x480 @ 29.97fps
  • PAL/SECAM: 720x576 @ 25fps
Audio Formats
  • 2-channel 48kHz 16-bit
  • 2-channel 32kHz 16-bit, 12-bit (input for two channels only)
Digital Video Input/Output
  • 1 x 4-pin FireWire
  • 1 x 6-pin FireWire
Analog Video Input
  • 1 x Y (BNC)
  • 1 x B-Y (BNC)
  • 1 x R-Y (BNC)
  • 1 x S-Video (4-pin miniDIN)
  • 1 x composite (RCA)
Analog Video Output
  • 1 x Y (BNC)
  • 1 x B-Y (BNC)
  • 1 x R-Y (BNC)
  • 1 x S-Video (4-pin miniDIN)
  • 1 x composite (RCA)
Analog Audio Input (balanced)
  • XLR-3-31 (female) (1-gnd 2-hot 3-cold)

Analog Audio Output (balanced)
  • XLR-3-32 (male) (1-gnd 2-hot 3-cold)
Analog Audio Input (unbalanced)
  • 1 x stereo (RCA)
Analog Audio Output (unbalanced)
  • 1 x stereo (RCA)
Peak Meters
  • 48dB to 0dB(FS) display
  • 17dB to 0dB(FS) peak hold
Analog Input
  • 2 x Rotary dial adjustment
Front Panel Switches
  • Mode switch
  • Input line switch
  • Input audio select
  • Audio sampling rate select
Back Panel Switches
  • PHY speed
  • Update mode
  • Locked audio mode
  • Audio mixing
  • Video format
  • NTSC setup level
 
PACKAGE CONTENTS
  • ADVC500 unit
  • AC adapter
  • 1 x FireWire cable (6-pin – 4-pin)
  • Picture Controller Application CD-ROM
  • User manual