updated 09:15 am EST, Thu January 8, 2004
Canopus today announced its , a compact and easy-to-use external analog-to-DV converter. It easily connects VHS, Hi8 and other analog video equipment to DV cameras, decks and editing systems. The ADVC55 does not require software drivers and provides automatic input signal detection and convenient front and rear connectors, making it a convenient solution for capturing analog video using FireWire-equipped notebook and desktop editing systems. The bus-powered device features Canopus's DV hardware codec technology and supports NTSC, PAL, SECAM, S-Video and composite video formats. It will ship in mid-January for $230.