Grass Valley (Canopus) ADVC 55 Analogue to DV Converter Mac/Win

Product Description

Use ADVC55 to connect VHS, Hi8 and other analog video equipment to a DV camera, deck or editing system. ADVC55 is a compact and easy to use digital video converter compatible with Windows® and Mac OS® computers. ADVC55 is ideal for capturing analog video into FireWire-equipped notebook and desktop editing computers. There are no drivers to install and ADVC55 does not require a power supply when used with a 6-pin DV cable.

  • Connects analog video equipment to FireWire-equipped computers for
    video editing
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac OS DV editing systems
  • Compatible with leading editing and DVD authoring applications including
    Grass Valley EDIUS, Canopus Let's EDIT 2, Vegas®, Final Cut Pro®, iMovie®,
    Avid Xpress® DV, Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Avid Liquid™, Ulead® MediaStudio® Pro, and Windows Movie Maker
  • No need to install drivers or any software applications
  • Powered by IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connector*
  • NTSC and PAL compatible

Broad Compatibility

Broad video equipment and software compatibility ensures ADVC55 provides a long product life and a high return on investment.

Intelligent Input/Output

The intelligent usability of ADVC55 allows for easy setup and connection in any video environment. Automatic input signal detection and convenient front/back connectors ensure easy setup and operation.

Proven DV Codec Technology

At the heart of ADVC55 is the innovative Canopus DV codec chip, providing the industry's best picture quality preservation during analog-to-DV conversion.


Video Formats

  • NTSC: 720x480 @ 29.97fps
  • PAL/SECAM: 720x576 @ 25fps

Audio Formats

  • 2-channel 48kHz 16-bit

Digital Video Output

  • 1 x 6-pin FireWire (100Mbps)

Analog Video Input

  • 1 x S-Video (4-pin miniDIN)
  • 1 x composite (RCA)

Analog Audio Input (unbalanced)

  • 1 x stereo (RCA)

Power Source

  • IEEE 1394 bus powered or DC5V from EIAJ#2 DC jack

Power Usage

  • 3.1W