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Old April 9th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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V1U has no video IN

After owning a few Z1's we were surprised to know that Sony threw us a curve and changed the video in/out port to a video OUT only. Since we Occasionally collect a pool feed from news trucks it is important that we can hook up an analog signal to the camera and record it. I have seen converters in the $200-300 range, but outside of being expensive (when multiplied to go with each camera) they also need ac power--none that I have seen are battery powered.

Can anyone recommend what we are looking for-an analog to digital converter that could be battery powered ? If not can an AC powered unit be recommended ?
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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:06 PM   #2
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These are under $100 and you could probably substitute some kind of battery pack for the AC "brick": http://www.adstech.com/products/API-...id=API-557-EFS
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Old April 9th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Boyd. I did see that, but it doesn't look very portable. I was looking at the Canopus model 55 and that looked a bit smaller, but I am hoping that there is something available that is a portable battery powered unit.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 01:58 PM   #4
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When all is said and done, the best solution might be a cheap 1-chip DV camcorder with video input...
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Old May 6th, 2007, 03:45 PM   #5
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Solution !!!

I bought one of the Canopus ADVC 55 ($219) and it works great. In fact we can go from an analogue signal into the V1, or directly into the computer to capture. The gets around the lack of "play through" on the camera.

The Canopus device is really small (walkman sized) and I am building a battery box to atttach to it in place of the AC adapter. If it is being hooked to another 6 pin FW cable it will get the power from the FW connection.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=Jeff Rhode;673730]I bought one of the Canopus ADVC 55 ($219) and it works great. QUOTE]

I've had my Canopus 110 for a while. I love that little thing. I actually have it hooked up to my pc to external monitor. It also does VHS capture. You'll really enjoy it.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 07:26 PM   #7
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I second Steven with the Canopus 110. Great little box, it's been on my computer ever since I bought it (when it first came out).
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