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Canopus ADVC 300

Canopus ADVC 300
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30 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Canopus ADVC 300. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Video Cards for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 79/100.

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Consumer review by: Donald P. (newegg.com)

ADVC300 - is OK

 

You may need to use the Leagacy IEEE1394 driver in Windows 7. it does what it is intended to do well. The fact that it does not do what it is not dsigned to do may be a reason not to buy it, but it is not a a erason to dis it.

Works, including with Win7 Pro 64-bit. Also the software works. But keep in mind it presents itself to the PC as a MiniDV camcorder via a IEEE1394 interface, and it is for Standard Definition (SD) material. You get a SD DV output, not HD.

None within the context of its specifications.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Some clarifications

 

Simply one of the best tools out there for capturing old analog video. I have owned this box for several years and captured close to 100 hours of video without a single problem. And I mean that. In other words, if there has ever been a problem, it was...

This box is the cheapest thing in terms of having a "garage" studio. It's bi-directional!!! This means after you capture SD video you can use it to edit the video on a TV monitor versus the computer monitor which is ideal for checking chroma settings....

None unless you consider the fact it doesn't come with software a con. Personally that is a Pro for me. But seriously if you don't have a decent editing package don't get this box. You may be wondering what I mean by decent editing package, well let me...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: ADVC300 Owner (newegg.com)

Some clarifications

 

Simply one of the best tools out there for capturing old analog video. I have owned this box for several years and captured close to 100 hours of video without a single problem. And I mean that. In other words, if there has ever been a problem, it was...

This box is the cheapest thing in terms of having a "garage" studio. It's bi-directional!!! This means after you capture SD video you can use it to edit the video on a TV monitor versus the computer monitor which is ideal for checking chroma settings....

None unless you consider the fact it doesn't come with software a con. Personally that is a Pro for me. But seriously if you don't have a decent editing package don't get this box. You may be wondering what I mean by decent editing package, well let me...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: pixelrage (newegg.com)

Canopus ADVC300 doesn't work with Vista Ultimate 64

 

I've fought endlessly to get the ADVC300 to work with a Vista Ultimate 64-bit system, but it simply does not. I suppose I could reformat my rig, buy Windows 7 and attempt to use that, but that is ridiculous, IMO. Fellow consumers - this product is very...

Allegedly it's a good unit when it works (I wouldn't know)

It's OLD (circa 2004), unsupported by newer OS's, and it comes with no video capture software

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Mark N. (newegg.com)

Canopus ADVC300 doesn't work with Vista Ultimate 64

 

I've fought endlessly to get the ADVC300 to work with a Vista Ultimate 64-bit system, but it simply does not. I suppose I could reformat my rig, buy Windows 7 and attempt to use that, but that is ridiculous, IMO. Fellow consumers - this product is very...

Allegedly it's a good unit when it works (I wouldn't know)

It's OLD (circa 2004), unsupported by newer OS's, and it comes with no video capture software.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Works good with old tapes

 

My old rig died recently, I built a new one on Win 7 platform, and the ATI AIW x600 Pro still did not work. My ATI AIW is only a plain graphic card now, no more AIW functionality. That brought me to this month long search. My specs: GigaByte...

It just works ; Works with Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit out of box, no drivers needed ; Software, even though it's never been updated works with Windows 7 Ultimate also ; Software and hardware is natively recognized by Premiere Pro CS5 ; Can connect still...

Not USB3 ; Instruction manual is OK - tells you about sofwtare setting options, but doesn't explain what the options actually do. If video is your specialty, then you already know what to do with the settings this device provides ; Doesn't encode at a...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Edgar M. (newegg.com)

Works good with old tapes

 

My old rig died recently, I built a new one on Win 7 platform, and the ATI AIW x600 Pro still did not work. My ATI AIW is only a plain graphic card now, no more AIW functionality. That brought me to this month long search. My specs: GigaByte...

It just works. Works with Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit out of box, no drivers needed. Software, even though it's never been updated works with Windows 7 Ultimate also. Software and hardware is natively recognized by Premiere Pro CS5. Can connect still photo...

Not USB3. Instruction manual is OK - tells you about sofwtare setting options, but doesn't explain what the options actually do. If video is your specialty, then you already know what to do with the settings this device provides. Doesn't encode at a...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: ¯¿Â½ oldgooseberry¯Â (circuitcity.com)

Does what it's supposed to....

 

I've been using this to backup Hi8, VHS and super VHS tapes, and it does a good job. The 3d noise filters it has are very helpful for videos that look pretty rough and can clean them up with the downside of some movement blurring in higher motion or...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: ý Hobiestï (circuitcity.com)

Fully FireWire Compatable Device

 

This is an expensive product for what it does, relative to the USB Analog VHS to DVI devices that are out there. That said I like that this device becaus it is completely fire wire compatible and it is just recognized as anther device to Pinnacle,...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Brian C. (newegg.com)

An alternative to the ADVC300

 

If you don't have the need to transfer your edited video back to VHS, S-VHS or Hi8 then the combo may be the answer you're looking for. There have been more than a few occasions where I've experience an audio/video out of sync condition; the ATV-8710...

None. The ADVC300 is old technology.

In my research I found the Canopus ADVC55 coupled with AV Tool’s AVT-8710 TBC (Time Base Corrector) to be a superior alternative to the ADVC300. The combo set me back $380.00 but from what I read it did a superb job. What sold me on the combo was: 1....

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Featuring high-quality image-enhancement technology, including digital noise reduction and image stabilization using line time base correction (LTBC), the ADVC300 unit instantly cleans, stabilizes, and preserves old VHS and Hi8 videos in a clean DV format. Analog video output - S-Video, composite (RCA) Analog audio output - stereo unbalanced (2 x RCA) Device control - AV/C over FireWire (IEEE 1394) Power - included DC adapter Package contents - ADVC300 unit AC adapter 1 x FireWire (IEEE 1394) cable (6-pin to 4-pin) Picture Controller application CD-ROM User manual Unit Dimensions - 5.75 W x 10.7 H x 6.97 D

Configuration

Decoder: No
Digital Broadcast Standard:Not Applicable
Direct 3D Compatible:Not Applicable
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Not Applicable
Encoder: No
HD ready:Not Applicable
Number of Output Channels:Not Applicable
Open GL Compatible:Not Applicable
Radio Reception:Not Applicable
Remote Control: No
Sound System:Not Applicable
Time Shifting Function:Not Applicable
Videotext/Teletext:Not Applicable

Connectivity

Analogue Input:Not Applicable
Digital Input:Not Applicable
Firewire: Yes
TV Input: Yes
TV Output: Yes

General Features

Type:Video Editing Card
Type of Bus:Not Applicable
Type of Card:External

Processor / Memory

Brand of Graphic Chip:Not Applicable
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Not Applicable
Type of Memory:Not Applicable
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