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Canopus / Grass Valley High-quality Analog-to-Digital Video Conversion ADVC55

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Convert VHS, S-VHS, Hi8 and 8mm analog tapes to DV through your FireWire port in one simple step using the ADVC-55. The ADVC-55 is a compact, portable and easy to use analog to DV converter compatible with Windows and Mac OS computers. ADVC-55 is the ideal low cost conversion solution for capturing video from VHS, Hi8 and other analog video equipment into all popular video editing applications. No software drivers to install and computers equipped with 6-pin FireWire ports are able to supply power to the unit through the FireWire cable, so ADVC-55 does not require an external power supply.

  • newegg Intelligent Usability The Canopus ADVC300 features intelligent usability for easy setup and connection in any video environment. Analog and DV signals pass through via front and rear connectors with neatly managed cables.
  • newegg DV Codec Technology The Canopus ADVC300 features an innovative Canopus DV codec chip, providing industry-leading picture quality preservation during analog-to-DV and DV-to-analog conversion.
  • newegg IEEE 1394 Interface The Canopus ADVC300 features an IEEE 1394 FireWire port for optimum data transfer speeds enabling real-time DVD encoding and hot-swappable, plug-and-play features to ensure convenient connections to your computer.

Learn more about the Grass Valley ADVC55


Canopus / Grass Valley


Video System: NTSC, PAL, SECAM (input only)

Video Format:
NTSC: 720x480 @ 29.97fps
PAL/SECAM: 720x576 @ 25fps
2-channel, 48 kHz, 16-bit


System Requirements
Graphics Card:
DirectX 8.0 or higher

Operating Systems Supported:
Windows 2000 (Service Pack 3 or higher)
Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 1 or higher)
Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or higher)
Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate
Mac OS X (10.2.7/10.2.8/10.3/10.4.x/10.5/10.6)
Others DirectX 8.0 or higher


Ports In:
1 x S-Video (4-pin miniDIN)
1 x composite (RCA)
1 x stereo (RCA)

Ports Out
1 x 6-pin FireWire (100Mbps)

Power Source:
IEEE 1394 bus powered or DC5V from EIAJ#2 DC jack

Power Usage: 3.1W


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, 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

* The ADVC-PSU5V AC Adaptor Kit (sold separately) is required when connecting ADVC55 to a 4-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire port

Package Contents

Package Content
ADVC55 unit
1 x FireWire cable (6-pin - 6-pin)
User manual
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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