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Canopus ADVC 300

Canopus ADVC 300
alaAverage 4.5

29 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canopus ADVC 300

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Canopus ADVC 300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Video Cards on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canopus ADVC 300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canopus ADVC 300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Video Cards on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Analog/digitalvideo Conversion

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A great upgrade for capturing DVDS

 

I use this everyday and am always impressed by the quality of the capture and the general ease of use. You can plug almost ANYTHING into the face of this guy using RCAs and have a digital file saved in real time. For a stand-along capture device, this...

ease of use, quality of capture

design leads to tangled wires

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A great upgrade for capturing DVDS

 

I use this everyday and am always impressed by the quality of the capture and the general ease of use. You can plug almost ANYTHING into the face of this guy using RCAs and have a digital file saved in real time. For a stand-along capture device, this...

ease of use, quality of capture

design leads to tangled wires

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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

None

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DOA

 

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

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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

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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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