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Canopus ADVC 300

Canopus ADVC 300
alaAverage 4.3

20 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Canopus ADVC 300. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Video Cards for all reviews.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Worth Every Penny


I use a professional grade VCR along with it.

This little box sets the standard in video conversion ; I transferred about 30 old tapes. No hiccups. Audio & Video never ever out of sync. Transfer one old tape to DVD & it speaks for itself


Feb, 2009

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None, could not get 3 computers to recognize device. RMA'd, see if replace works

DOA, tried on three computers, all could not find ADVC300 over firewire

Nov, 2008

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Save youself money and Aggravation


I know what I am talking about on this one. The setup I am describing I have used now for three years without a single problem. Don't waste money on cheap solutions, they don't work.

If you want to capture high quality analogue video on the computer save yourself a lot of time and money and just buy the ADVC 300 and a good video editing software package ; I spent $1500.00 on the Matrox RT X2 system and it was awful and would not...

Wasted a lot of money listening to salesmen at "professional" sales sites before finding this box on my own

Apr, 2008

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I now use it to carry around with my laptop which is equiped with Canopus Edius 4.x and Adobe Premiere 2.0. I also carry an external drive which I save footage to when editing on my laptop (IBM/LEnovo T61)

Its a great tool to carry around and its great for converting old vhs, hi8 or any other input format to DV. I carry it around with my editing laptop. Before that, I had my VCR connected to the advc300, then had that enhance the image and then connected...


Mar, 2008

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A great little deck!


This little baby is perfect if you are looking for a converter that works sans crapware.

The user manual is a little thin and it is clear the unit is made for those who know what their doing versus those who need a lot of hand holding.

Nov, 2007

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