Canopus Unveils Analog-to-DV Converter

Canopus Corp. announced ADVC-50, a media converter that lets video enthusiasts, whether they're using Macintosh or Windows-based systems, convert analog video source material to DV quickly and inexpensively. The converted DV streams are easily transferred to Macintosh or Windows-based computer systems via IEEE 1394 (i.Link/ FireWire) and stored on the hard drive where they can be manipulated using popular photo or video editing applications. The ADVC-50 is a cost-effective solution for users of OHCI and DV-only capture cards that need to edit analog video.
The ADVC-50 features Canopus' DV codec technology that is found in the full line of Canopus DV capture cards. On the audio front, the ADVC-50 supports locked audio assuring perfect audio and video synchronization. For convenience, the ADVC-50 can go into the computer's five-inch bay or an open PCI bus slot. In addition, the ADVC-50 operates as a standalone device, so there are no drivers or software to install. ADVC-50 can be powered from the PCI bus or the internal 4-pin power plug. ADVC-50 provides a 4-pin i.LINK connecter on the back panel and a 6-pin internal i.LINK connector. S-Video and composite video inputs are also on the back panel.
The ADVC-50 is available now from Canopus authorized dealers for a suggested retail price of $199.