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Canopus Grass Valley ADVC-HDMI Rackmounted Professional Bi-Directional HD-SDI to HDV converter - £3569.00 xvat 

Realtime HD-SDI/HDV Conversion is Here!

Thomson Grass Valley ADVC-HDM1 converters, engineered by Canopus, brings the world-renowned ADVC lineup into the high definition world, providing editors with high-quality bidirectional conversion between HD-SDI and HDV, complete with embedded audio.


Canopus ADVC-HDM1 not only lets you easily and instantly convert HD-SDI output to HDV and ingest HDV material into HD-SDI systems for archiving, but it can also encode HD MPEG-2 transport streams up to a full 1920x1080 resolution, using any one choice of eight different bitrate settings that best suits your workflow. And as always with an ADVC product, you’re assured of platform-agnostic support, whether using a Windows- or Mac OS-based NLE application, NTSC or PAL video, or a camera, deck, or video editing board.

ADVC-HDM1: Key Features

  • Converts HD-SDI to HDV with embedded audio
  • Converts HDV to HD-SDI with embedded audio
  • Encode MPEG-2 transport streams with a choice of eight different bitrate settings, from 11Mbps to 40Mbps
  • Supports HD video resolutions up to and including 1920x1080
  • Input external timecode when encoding HDV
  • Control HD-SDI decks via HDV and vice versa, with AV/C-RS422 device control conversion
  • Simple, two-button control for encoding/decoding and timecode mode via the front panel
  • Perfect for recording from HD-SDI sources to a Thomson Grass Valley Turbo iDDR
  • Compatible with Windows- and Mac OS-based NLE software applications that support HDV/HD-SDI
  • Can be used as a stand-alone bidirectional HD-SDI/HDV video converter without needing a computer
  • Solid 8-inch, half-1U rack mount, with optional rack mount kit available




ADVC-HDM1: Specifications
Package Contents

  • ADVC-HDM1 converter unit
  • AC adapter
  • User manual
  • 1 x FireWire cable (4-pin – 6-pin)

Technical Specifications
Digital Video Input/Output (HDV)

  • 1 x 4-pin FireWire
  • 1 x 6-pin FireWire

Digital Video Input (HD-SDI)

  • 2 x BNC (HD-SDI and active loop-through, SMPTE 292M)

Digital Video Output (HD-SDI)

  • 2 x BNC (HD-SDI, SMPTE 292M)

Digital Audio Input/Output (HD-SDI)

  • Embedded Audio Input (SMPTE 299M ch1, ch2 only)
  • Embedded Audio Output (SMPTE 299M stereo 16-bit/48kHz/Locked)


  • 1 x BNC LTC input
  • 1 x BNC LTC output
  • DVITC input (HD-SDI de-embedded)
  • DVITC output (HD-SDI embedded)

Device Control

  • 1 x 9-pin D-Sub RS-422A (Control)
  • 1 x 9-pin D-Sub RS-422A (Device)
  • 1 x 9-pin D-Sub RS-232C (external control)
  • Only one control port can be in use at any one time

Supported MPEG-2 TS Encoding Formats
HDV (auto select)

  • HD1: 720/59.94p, 720/50p (Video bitrate: 18.3Mbps; Audio stream: stereo MPEG Audio Layer 2 384kbps)
  • HD2 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i (Video bitrate: 25Mbps; Audio stream: stereo MPEG Audio Layer 2 384kbps)

Additional Formats (dip switch select)

  • Video bitrate: 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 25, 30, 40Mbps
  • Audio stream: MPEG Audio Layer 2, 384kbps

Supported MPEG-2 TS Decoding Formats
HDV (auto select)

  • HD1: 720/59.94p, 720/50p
  • HD2: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i

Additional Formats (dip switch select)

  • Profile/Level: MP@HL, MP@H14
  • Resolution/Frame Rate: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p

AC Adaptor

  • Input: AC100V-240V (50Hz/60Hz)
  • Output: DC12V 3A


  • DC12V 1A (max)

Unit Dimensions

  • Width 215mm x Depth 240mm x Height 44mm

Service and Support:

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