Canopus Corporation, makers of digital video editing systems, have released their ADVC-50, a media converter that lets Mac and Windows users convert analog video source material to DV.
The converted DV streams are transferred to your Mac’s hard drive via a FireWire connection. Then, of course, you can edit ’em to your heart’s content. or video editing applications. The US$199 ADVC-50, available now, is a cost-effective solution for users of OHCI and DV-only capture cards that need to edit analog video, according to Robert Sharp, Canopus’ VP of marketing at Canopus.
The converter sprots Canopus’s DV codec technology that’s found in the full line of Canopus DV capture cards. On the audio front, the ADVC-50 supports locked audio to facilitate audio and video synchronization. The ADVC-50 can go into the computer’s five-inch bay or an open PCI bus slot.
What’s more, it operates as a stand-alone device, so you’ll not need to install drivers or software. The ADVC-50 can be powered from the PCI bus or the internal 4-pin power plug. ADVC-50 provides a 4-pin FireWire connecter on the back panel and a 6-pin internal FireWire connector. S-Video and Composite Video inputs can also be found on the back panel.