DAC-200 FireWire Digital/Analog Video Capture-Converter

DAC-100/200 Analog DV Converter New and Improved - the DAC-200 features locked audio and Smart DV! Datavideo's DAC-200 FireWire® Digital/Analog Video Capture-Converter redefines the mid-range category. This cross platform device delivers more features and higher quality than any device in its class. Futhermore, there's no need to purchase a costly separate external power supply the DAC-200 includes one free! Unlike competing devices with no PAL options or requiring purchase of separate units for NTSC or PAL, DAC-200 supports both. DAC-200 provides input and output for Composite Video (RCA), S-Video and FireWire®. Connect a DVD player, VCR, or any device with DV (iLink), Digital 8, Video 8, Hi8, VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C and S-VHS-C, U-Matic, etc. and capture video straight to Windows PC or Macintosh at full screen full motion! Convert analog video to native digital video (DV25), the professional video format used by DV camcorders for non-linear editing. It also writes digital video back out to any Composite or S-Video analog video recording device. DAC-200's hardware CODEC delivers 25 Mbit/s DV compression to import digital streams straight into editing software. The DAC-200 also makes any TV iLink interface compatible allowing connections from DV camcorders to analog TVs. The DAC-200 works with all leading video editing software such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere 6 on the Macintosh and Adobe Premiere 6, Windows Movie Maker, and Ulead VideoStudio 6 on PCs.

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Features and Specifications

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  • Includes Power Supply
  • Convert analog to digital video and vice versa
  • Capture analog and digital video at full motion, full screen
  • Hardware CODEC delivers industry-standard 25 Mbit/s DV compression
  • Selectable video standards of NTSC (525 lines 60Hz) or PAL (625 lines 50Hz)
  • Works with leading video editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Premier 6, VideoStudio, iMovie, etc.
  • Two 6-pin FireWire (iLink) I/O ports, available in NTSC 4:1:1 or PAL 4:2:0 DV25 formats
  • Connect external video monitor for professional recording and editing control
  • Record audio in digital quality (48 KHz, 16 bit)
  • Selectable Video levels at 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE
  • Video Comb Filter for High Quality Video
  • Inputs and outputs DV, Y/C, Composite
  • Video input source auto-detection
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
Video Format Specifications
  • Format: DV25
  • Resolutions: 720x480 (NTSC 4:1:1), 720x576 (PAL 4:2:0)
  • Frame rates (full-screen): 29.97 fps (NTSC), 25 fps (PAL)
  • DV hardware and high-speed CODEC (compression/decompression), 25 Mbits/s DV Compression
Video I/O Capabilities
  • Digital Ports: two FireWire
  • Video Conversion: Analog to Digital, Digital to Analog
  • Video Input/Output: DV (iLink), Digital 8, Video 8, Hi8, VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C and S-VHS-C, U-Matic, etc.
  • Analog video inputs: Composite Video (RCA), Y/C S-Video (mini-DIN4)
  • Analog video outputs: Composite Video (RCA), Y/C S-Video (mini-DIN4)
Audio I/O Capabilities
  • Analog audio inputs: Unbalanced Stereo Audio (2 x RCA)
  • Analog audio outputs: Unbalanced Stereo Audio (2 x RCA)
  • Audio Sampling: 2-channel, 48 KHz, 16 bit or 32 KHz, 12 bit
  • Audio Decoding Rates: 48 KHz, 44.1 KHz, 32 KHz
System Requirements PC
  • FireWire/DV capable Windows versions 98SE or later
  • Windows with minimal x686 400MHz with FireWire/IEEE 1394 ports
  • Video editing software with FireWire/DV capabilities
System Requirements Mac
  • Apple Macintosh G3/G4 with FireWire
  • MacOS: Mac OS 9.0.4, QuickTime 4 or higher, Apple Firewire 2.5 or higher
  • MacOSX: Mac OS X 10.1, QuickTime 5 or higher
  • Video editing software with FireWire/DV capabilities
LED Indicators
  • Video input source: AV or DV
  • Audio sample rate: 32KHz/12-bit or 48KHz/16-bit
DIP Swwitch Settings
  • PAL or NTSC system
  • 7.5 IRE or 0 IRE
  • Auto or Manual video input detection
  • Win2K or Normal mode
Package Includes
  • DAC-200
  • One AC/DC Adapter 90-240VAC, 50/60Hz, + DC 5V / 6Watts AC Power cord
  • One RCA cable 3R to 3R
  • One Y/C (S-Video) cable
  • One IEEE 1394/400Mbps FireWire cable 6 to 6-pin
Physical Dimensions
  • Weight: 0.4Kg (0.88 lbs)
  • Dimensions: 156 x 150 x 40mm (6.15 x 6.0 x 1.6")
Electrical Characteristics
  • Power: + DC 5V, 6Watts

Support and Help

W3 Document XP SP2 FireWire Performance Fix
Performance of 1394 devices may decrease after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft document and download for fixing possible performance decreases after SP2 installs
W3 Document DAC-200 FAQ
Synchrotech Parts FW-VIDC-F03 * Date 2007.03.21
W3 Document DAC-100/200 FAQ
Synchrotech Parts FW-VIDC-F03 * Date 2006.01.01
W3 Document DAC-100/200 Setup Guides
Synchrotech Parts FW-VIDC-F03 * Date 2006.01.01
W3 Document DAC-100/200 Product Manual
Synchrotech Parts FW-VIDC-F03 * Date 2006.01.01
W3 Document DAC-100/200 Setup Information
Datavideo page listing setup guides available for many Windows and Macintosh DV editing software suites.
Synchrotech Parts FW-VIDC-F03 * Date 2006.01.01
W3 Document Bridging FireWire 400 to FireWire 800
FAQ and product solutions for connecting between FireWire 800 and FireWire 400. Addresses 9, 6, and 4-pin scenarios.

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