Canopus ADVC-100

Can anybody give me some advise, why i should, or not, buy
this analog to DV(avi) (hardware) converter ?
I want to capture my VHS and Hi8 tapes, and put the result
on DVD R
I tried the Pinacle DC10+, but found the result too poor
to put on DVD R

One reason would be that some digital camcorders already have that feature included. For example, the Sony DCR VX2000 digital camcorder. It’s an extra step to go from VHS/SVHS, Hi8 or another format to DV tape, then to DVD-R. If you are thinking of upgrading your camcorder anyway, the board may be unnecessary. The Sony camcorder mentioned by me is expensive, around $2000 U.S., but there may be less expensive camcorders which will do the same thing.

Originally posted by blackwolf
One reason would be that some digital camcorders already have that feature included. For example, the Sony DCR VX2000 digital camcorder. It’s an extra step to go from VHS/SVHS, Hi8 or another format to DV tape, then to DVD-R. If you are thinking of upgrading your camcorder anyway, the board may be unnecessary. The Sony camcorder mentioned by me is expensive, around $2000 U.S., but there may be less expensive camcorders which will do the same thing.

Yeah, allready got a (good) Hi8 camcorder, the ADVC-100
costs 399 euro’s and it’s very hard to get correct info of
the camcorders in the shops, mostly incompetent shopkeepers
here in the Netherlands, so i should make a list of what’s
available, and then check the features on the OEM’s website,
but by buying the advc-100, saves me a lot of troubles i guess.
and know for sure what it can do, only thing that botthers
me, is the macrovision protection, that maybe is on the tapes,
i want to transfer…(want to transfer my complete Startrek -Voyager series tapes)

I would recomend it. I got one about a month ago here in the US
for $210. Been happy with it ever since.

I personaly use it to backup my vhs home movies to dvd+r. And it works great.

As for the macrovision, On mine, I’m able to disable the macrovision for copy protected tapes.

SypherXx

BTW:

Follow these instructions to disable macrovision:

If there are applications where you must capture a Macrovision
copy-protection clip, we found that this can be done by doing
the following:

1.) Press and hold the Input Select button on the front panel
until you see the color bars appear.

2.) Keep the button pressed (about 15 seconds) until the color
bars disappear. (Note: with some capture cards the color
bars may not appear. In any case, keep the button pressed
for the full 15 seconds.

3.) Macrovision copy-protection is now disabled until you switch
off the ADVC-100.

Originally posted by SypherXx
[B]I would recomend it. I got one about a month ago here in the US
for $210. Been happy with it ever since.

I personaly use it to backup my vhs home movies to dvd+r. And it works great.

As for the macrovision, On mine, I’m able to disable the macrovision for copy protected tapes.

SypherXx [/B]

Disable it on the ADVC-100 or on the VCR ?
couldn’t find much info about this on the Canopus site…

On the ADVC-100.

SypherXx

checkout this site for some info.

www.guygraphics.com/reviews/advc-100.html

Originally posted by SypherXx
[B]On the ADVC-100.

SypherXx [/B]

Thank you ! i’ve made up my mind, i’ll go for the ADVC-100 !
This seems almost as quick as chatting… thanks for the quick
replies !

No problem, :bigsmile: I just happened to spot you post and noticed you fast reply to mine… :slight_smile:

Good luck man, and hope everything works out good for you.

SypherXx