Canopus Announces ADVC1000 SDI/FireWire Video Converter

Reprinted from a Canopus press release:

Canopus Corporation, makers of award-winning, digital video production and transcoding solutions, today announced ADVC1000, a bidirectional DV/SDI (Serial Digital Interface) video converter designed for the high-end professional market, including broadcast and postproduction facilities. ADVC1000 comes in a rackmountable breakout box configuration and features convenient digital video and audio connections, as well as RS-422 deck control via FireWire for greater convenience and control. ADVC1000 supports both Windows and Mac OS, and can also operate as a standalone converter.

To deliver the highest-quality video, ADVC1000 features Canopus’s proven DV codec technology, which is found in the full line of Canopus DV capture cards and Advanced Digital Video Converters. In addition, the ADVC1000 includes genlock support for superior image stability. On the audio front, ADVC1000 supports locked audio during conversion, assuring perfect audio and video synchronization, as well as AES/EBU audio for professional applications. ADVC1000 also boasts VITC and LTC timecode support for timecode preservation during conversions.

“Like our other popular ADVC products, ADVC1000 addresses the issues that other converters neglect, such as video quality, audio/video synchronization and convenient connections,” said Brandon Higa, senior marketing engineer at Canopus. “Many studios are already wired with SDI format and AES/EBU audio connections throughout the facility. ADVC1000 makes it easy to connect DV editing systems and equipment into an existing setup without sacrificing quality or requiring costly rewiring.”

The ADVC1000 will be available November 2003 from Canopus authorized dealers for a suggested retail price of $1999.

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