Can some please post or direct me to where I can find "Download" the last latest Firmware Canopus released for the ADVC-300 unit... I've already tried GV "Grass Valley" and don't seem to have it posted...
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AFAIK Canopus have never released any firmware updates for this unit.
Do you really mean 'firmware' or something else ?
Thanks for the quick reply DB83:
Back in 2004/2005 I had read a released Firmware was posted in order to added features such as disabling Macro Vision.
Quite the reverse methinks. The 100/110 used to be able to remove macrovision but they changed the spec since that was kinda 'illegal'
Do not think the 300 ever had such a feature but I may be wrong. I obtained my 300 in 2006.
I understand, I'm just trying to transfer my old VHS instructional videos ported over to DVD... Well if you come across any information let me know...
As for it being 'just DV', as far as I know the only thing better is lossless. Mine are PAL tapes and most are black and white anyway. Me, I've been perfectly happy with it in the 8-10 months or so I've been using it, and the 25-30 tapes I've run through it. Would I be even happier with a capture card capping lossless? Probably, but the ADVC-300 is easy to use and the proc-amp controls are very useful.
Turned off is fine. The ADVC-300 is now a ADVC-100/110.
JVC DNR/TNC is good at what it does.
DV is not much different than MPEG-2. Yes, lossless is better.
Thanks for responding and for the information. Yes, it's expensive, but I still find the brightness, saturation, contrast, and a few other controls useful. It was information supplied by you during my researches that steered me away from ever using the noise reduction, although I'd have found out with my own testing. Just as I discovered the 3D DNR on my Panasonic VCR shouldn't be used. And it can be turned off easily.
If you knew the time, effort, and expense it took for this then-newbie to get going capping PAL tapes in an NTSC land, you might forgive me for not winding up with the optimal set-up. But I'm very pleased with how everything is working now. And some of what I have is due to what you've said and recommended and warned against here and over at Digital FAQ. And some of what I have I got in spite of your warnings. Like the ADVC-300.