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Grass Valley ADVC 1000 Broadcast quality Bidirectional SDI to DV Conversion

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Grass Valley ADVC 1000 Broadcast quality Bidirectional SDI to DV Conversion

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Grass Valley ADVC-1000 (ADVC1000) Broadcast-quality Bidirectional SDI to DV Conversion.


Engineered for broadcast environments, ADVC-1000 is a high-quality bidirectional SDI/DV video converter. Grass Valley PerfectSync technology ensures perfect DV-to-SDI conversion of every frame. The preeminent SDI in/out solution for any professional DV interface, ADVC1000 converts DV device control signals to RS422,

facilitating capture from professional VTRs using standard DV editing software with DV device control. Reference input and LTC input/output can be utilized to create a professional video editing system with editors or switchers. ADVC1000 is quickly configurable with front panel controls and LCD display, offers analogue video and unbalanced audio outputs for monitor preview, and a solid half-1U rack mount design. Perfect Signal Synchronization: Grass Valley "PerfectSync" (patent pending) Grass Valley has realized perfect signal synchronization output with an external reference signal (house sync) for Windows* and Mac OS based DV-to-SDI conversion. ADVC1000 features original technology to control and synchronize 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 DV-to-SDI conversion. Read more about Perfect Signal Synchronization* For NTSC video conversion using Windows 2000, PerfectSync operation cannot be guaranteed due to a limitation of the operating systemVTR Control by AV/C-RS422 Conversion ADVC1000 converts DV device control signals to RS422, to control an external VTR. Such control makes it possible to take in data from professional VTRs such as Digital Betacam from any standard DV editing software that features DV device control. Professional Video System Input Reference input and LTC input/output can be utilized to create a professional video editing system with editors or switchers. Reference Input LTC input/output Reciprocal TC conversions (LTC, VITC, DV TC) Four-channel Embedded Audio Support SDI supports up to four channels of embedded audio. It transfers professional level video/audio signals and can connect to long distance transmission systems. ADVC1000 has AES/EBU terminals to support multi-channel audio operation with a professional audio mixer. Advanced Usability ADVC1000 is quickly configurable. Front panel controls include a mode switch and menu selection buttons with an LCD display for conversion settings. ADVC1000 can operate as a stand-alone device not requiring a computer while keeping any preprogrammed settings.


Spec Sheet    Instruction Manual




  • Innovative DV technologies from Grass Valley provide the best picture quality preservation
  • SDI and DV I/O; digital audio I/O (AES/EBU); reference input
  • Analogue video and unbalanced audio output (for monitor preview)
  • Quick configuration using front panel controls and LCD status and settings display
  • 9-pin serial port (AV/C-RS422 command convert function)
  • Half-1U rack mount design
  • NTSC and PAL compatible
  • Windows and Mac OS compatible

Technical Specifications:
Digital Video Input/Output 

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

Digital Video Input (SDI)

  • 2 x BNC (SDI and Active Through, SMPTE 259M-C)

Digital Video Output (SDI)

  • 2 x BNC (SDI, SMPTE 259M-C)

Analogue Video Output (For monitoring)

  • 1 x S-Video (4-pin miniDIN)
  • 1 x composite video (RCA)

Digital Audio Input

  • Embedded audio (SMPTE 272M-A, 20-bit/48kHz, locked)
  • 4-channel input support
  • For SDI - DV (2ch): ch1/2 or ch3/4 (choose either)
  • For SDI - DV (4ch): converts ch1~ch4 to 32kHz/12-bit/ch1~ch4


  • 2 x BNC (channel 1/2, channel 3/4)
  • 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 16-bit, 20-bit, 24-bit unlocked/locked


  • 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48KHz, 16bit, 2-channel unlocked/locked
  • 32kHz, 12-bit, 4-channel unlocked/locked

Digital Audio Output

  • Embedded audio (SMPTE 272M-A, 20bit/48kHz, locked)
  • 4-channel output support
  • For DV (48kHz/2-channel) - SDI conversion, a copy of channel 1/2 is output to channel 3/4


  • 2 x BNC (channel 1/2, channel 3/4)
  • 48kHz (locked) or AES input through


  • 48kHz, 16-bit, 2-channel locked

Analogue Audio Output (for Monitoring)

  • 2 x RCA (unbalanced)
  • Select output channel: channel 1/2, channel 3/4, channel 1+3/2+4 mix or 1+2+3+4 mix


  • 1 x BNC LTC input
  • 1 x BNC LTC output
  • VITC input (decoded from SDI input)
  • VITC output (encoded in SDI output, line selection available)


  • 2 x BNC B.B. input (input and loop thru, automatic 75 Ohm ON/OFF)
  • SDI output available by REF sync

Device Control

  • 1 x D-SUB 9-pin (female) RS422A
  • AV/C - RS422A command conversion feature


  • DC-12V, 1.2A (AC adapter)

Unit Dimensions

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

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