Canopus Introduces ADVC700 for Broadcast and Post Production Professionals

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Latest in Line of Advanced Digital Video Converters Delivers Canopus's Trademark Reliability and Quality, and Incorporates New Broadcast Features

Last Updated: March 1, 2006 6:00 am GMT
(Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006) Canopus, a part of the Grass Valley™ business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TM), today announced ADVC700. Engineered to meet the high standards of professional broadcast and post production environments, ADVC700 provides unmatched quality and reliability in bidirectional analog/DV conversion, supporting both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.

An excellent component input/output solution for any DV interface, ADVC700 boasts a 19-inch rack-mountable design, RS-422A control, as well as support for LTC timecode and external synchronization.

At the heart of ADVC700 is the acclaimed Canopus DV codec chip, providing unparalleled picture quality preservation during analog-to-DV conversion, plus locked audio support for perfect audio and video synchronization. The ADVC700 is easily and quickly configurable using the LCD front panel display and jog dial.

"As part of the successful ADVC family, the ADVC700 delivers proven quality and performance," said said Hiro Yamada, founder and CEO of Canopus. "Combine this picture quality and reliability with PerfectSync, RS-422A control and LTC timecode support and the ADVC700 becomes an essential component of the professional broadcast and post production facility."

ADVC700 includes PerfectSync technology to ensure perfect output synchronization. PerfectSync controls and synchronizes the transfer rate of IEEE 1394 communication with an external reference signal. This prevents skipped and duplicate frames and produces perfect conversion of all frames during analog/DV conversion. Many of the current analog/DV converters adjust the output by skipping and duplicating frames in order to synchronize the DV signal to an external sync signal's frame frequency. In these converters, there is no guarantee that all input frames will output to DV accurately without frame repetition and frame drops. Since ADVC700 is primarily designed for studio environments, frame accuracy is essential for accurate offline and online editing With PerfectSync, this is assured.

Pricing and Availability
ADVC700 will be available in March 2006 from Canopus and its authorized dealers and system integrators for a suggested retail price of $2199.

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