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Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter

B&H # GRADVCHD50 MFR # 602227
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Product Highlights

  • HDMI to HDV Conversion
  • FireWire Output
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • NTSC & PAL Standards
  • Multiple Applications
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You Pay: $620.99

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The ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter from Grass Valley is a device that can instantly convert uncompressed HD video and audio from HDMI devices to HDV format output via a FireWire connection. This device requires no special software or drivers to use and is compatible with PC and Mac computers and NTSC and PAL standards.

This solution is well suited for the creation of video packages from HDMI sources, as well use in game development and 3D art that requires capture from an HDMI source. University and corporate training facilities can use it as a live input source for MediaEdge products. It is also ideal for laptop and desktop users who need an HDMI ingest without internal hardware.

Video Conversion
Use this unit to convert HDMI signals to HDV output via a FireWire connection.
Compatibility
The unit works with both PC and Mac computers, as well as NTSC and PAL standards.
Plug & Play
No special drivers or software is required to use this solution.
Input (1) HDMI, type A, v1.1, (HDMI 1.3, HDCP not supported)
Input Resolutions:
1920 x 1080 (59.94i, 50i)
1280 x 720 (59.94p, 50p)
720 x 480 (59.94p)
720 x 576 (50p)
640 x 480 (60p)
Audio Formats:
LPCM 2-channel at 16 to 24 bits, 32/44.1/48kHz
Output (1) 6-pin FireWire
Output Format:
HDV Mode 1 (720p): 1280 x 720/59.94p, 1280 x 720/50p
HDV Mode 2 (1080i): 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 1440 x 1080/50i
IEC61883-4 MPEG transport stream
Audio Formats:
stereo MPEG-1 audio layer 2 348kbs (multiplexed)
Standards NTSC, PAL
Power FireWire bus or 5VDC from EIAJ #2 DC jack
8W
Dimensions (HxWxD) 0.9 x 5.98 x 6.02" (23 x 152 x 153mm)
Weight 0.88 lbs (400g)
Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter
  • Converter
  • FireWire Cable (4-pin to 6-pin)
  • User Manual
  • One-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Grass ValleyADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter
     
    4.1

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (9)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Professional quality (8)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Highly compatible (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (4)
      • Complex projects (3)
      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Unique product does what is says

      This product does what it says: takes in HDMI and outputs HDV via firewire. FinalCut and iMovie picked up our Panasonic Professional AG-HMC40P AVCHD camcorder. FYI: Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Windows...Read complete review

      This product does what it says: takes in HDMI and outputs HDV via firewire. FinalCut and iMovie picked up our Panasonic Professional AG-HMC40P AVCHD camcorder. FYI: Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Windows Media Encoder, and Windows Movie Maker do not yet support HDV, so this product will not work with them. For that, you need a product that down-converts to standard DV, such as the Grassvalley ADVC-55.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Does not always work the first few times

      Many times I had to unplug and replug in conection cables to get this product to work. Finally got a picture in a bad aspect ratio for the project I was working on. Sent...Read complete review

      Many times I had to unplug and replug in conection cables to get this product to work. Finally got a picture in a bad aspect ratio for the project I was working on. Sent it back after 24hrs.

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      5.0

      Great Converter!

      By Envision Studios

      from New York, NY

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Setup

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Office
        • Professional

        Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

        Excellent product, digitizes the feed from my Panasonic HMC150 via HDMI cable seamlessly. Only flaw is the 2 or 3 second delay in the video captured on your computer, but this is to be expected. Flawless service from B&H as usual!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Expectations mostly met

        By theater maker

        from san francisco

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

          This device seems to work well. It wasn't as plug-and-play as I'd hoped, though, given my use for it. I'm using it with Q-Lab, a sound and video cueing software used in live theater and dance performances. Q-Lab did not recognize the device, however, which is odd given the range of Q-Lab and that this device is intended for standard uses. We had to download some Quark software to "trick" Q-LAb into recognizing the device, which adds a complication in performance should anything go wrong. But otherwise the device seems to work as advertised.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works Perfectly

          By Chad

          from Olathe, KS

          About Me College Athletics

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video Streaming

            Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

            I use this product to plug my HDMI-out camcorder into my Mac for video streaming in Wirecast. The program recognized the signal immediately and there was no set-up or installation required. Perfect HD video right away.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Works great for streaming HD

            By beyond impact

            from Gordon, NE

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Limited Compatibility

            Best Uses

              Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

              I use this product to stream HD video using my HDMI camcorder through my macbook pro. It works great provided you have software that will recognize the HDV signal. I currently use Wirecast without any problems. The only thing I wish it had was the ability to output 480p to conserve CPU when I don't have a high speed connection.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Expanded streaming and recording options

              By cyoung

              from Albuquerque, NM

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies

                Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

                I can now record - 1440 x 1080 from anything on the web to my Adobe Premiere capture. And can use uStream software with my HDMI camera, making streaming live shows much more portable. This is a great tool.

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                • No

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                5.0

                It just works...

                By CTSWizard

                from Plymouth, NH

                About Me Technology Integrator

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

                  It is rare today when trying to do systems integration to have a complex piece of technology plug into a system and "just work." The Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 does just that. We use it to provide HD streaming of events. We connected the HDMI output of our camcorder to it. Then connected the FireWire cable to our Mac and "presto!" No configuration, no hassle. It just works. Best part is the Mac powers it, so no power adapters. Worth every cent.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works great and simple to use

                  By Steve

                  from Los Angeles, Ca.

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

                      This is truly a plug and play device. I use it with my Satellite receiver and am able to archive shows that want to keep. Works on my Apple and my PC, it just appears as a video camera attached to the firewire port. HD video records at 1080P and looks perfect. Highly recommended.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Solve problem in down loading in to Mac

                      By Amjad

                      from Los Angeles

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Down Loading

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

                          ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter from camera to Mac easy down loading. it does not need ac or dc power, It power itself. Their is a very small drop of quality after down loading.

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                          • No

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                          1.0

                          Does not always work the first few times

                          By Doctor at River

                          from Guerneville,CA

                          About Me Film Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Not Recomeded

                          Cons

                          • Lacks Functionality

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects

                          Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

                          Many times I had to unplug and replug in conection cables to get this product to work. Finally got a picture in a bad aspect ratio for the project I was working on. Sent it back after 24hrs.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Record iPad and Android screen directly

                          By Jerome at greenGRIZZLY

                          from Silicon Valley

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                          • Pricey but great value

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Record iPad Android

                          Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

                          I was looking for a simple way to capture what was happening on the iPad and Android screens for developing software and creating instructional videos for client.

                          This box was a simple, plug and record to iMovie, with both the iPad and Android. (a little more complex to set up for Android, make sure you have power to the Android and the ADVC box.) The box does an automatic job of determining the input and providing an output to the Mac. Then I used Final Cut Pro to edit and examine the footage.

                          This has been great for debugging animations on the device and also for providing material for instructional videos.

                          While it cost is as much as a device, it's way more simple then attempting to use a camera. Power Supply should just be included in the cost of the product. I can carry in my bag with a few cables, easy to set up. So far, no software allows this to happen on the devices.

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                          4.0

                          GREAT PRODUCT!

                          By Digi

                          from Miami, FL

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

                          I bought this unit to archive and free up disk space on my TV recorder. I used it with iMovie and in no time I was backing up in HD.

                          Only drawback is I couldn't hear the audio as I was transferring but I think that's because of my older laptop.

                          Great product!

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          computer doesnt recognize the box

                          By zx2zx

                          from bedford, ma

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Expensive for no results
                            • Lacks Functionality

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

                              i purchased this converter a year ago and have yet been able to get y computer to recognize the input.

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                              • No

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Unique product does what is says

                              By TronACE

                              from Cleveland, OH

                              About Me IT Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

                                This product does what it says: takes in HDMI and outputs HDV via firewire. FinalCut and iMovie picked up our Panasonic Professional AG-HMC40P AVCHD camcorder. FYI: Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Windows Media Encoder, and Windows Movie Maker do not yet support HDV, so this product will not work with them. For that, you need a product that down-converts to standard DV, such as the Grassvalley ADVC-55.

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                BROADCAST QUALITY HDMI ON A BUDGET

                                By Super S

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects
                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Grass Valley ADVC-HD50 Real-Time HDMI to HDV Converter:

                                  The ADVC-HD50 works like a charm pushing 1080p HDMI video into my Mac! Great!

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