High-Quality HD Video Conversion
The ADVC-HD50 provides instant conversion of uncompressed HD video and audio from HDMI devices to the HDV format — with output to your nonlinear editor. Featuring a sleek, portable design it requires no drivers or software to set up, and is compatible with Windows and Macintosh platforms.
  • Compatible with Windows and Macintosh platforms
  • No need to install drivers or any software applications
  • 50 Hz and 60 Hz compatible
  • Ideal for studio production environments
  • Robust and reliable — over 250,000 ADVC converters sold worldwide

Digital Video/Audio Input
1x HDMI connector (HDCP not supported)

Digital Video/Audio Output
1x 6-pin FireWire (IEEE 1394)

Supported Video Input Resolutions

  • 1920x1080 (59.94i, 50i)
  • 1280x720 (59.94p, 50p)
  • 720x480 (59.94p)
  • 720x576 (50p)
  • 640x480 (60p)

Supported Audio Input Formats
LPCM 2ch at 16-24 bit, 32/44.1/48 kHz

Video Output Formats

  • HDV Mode-1 (720p): 1280x720/59.94p, 1280x720/50p
  • HDV Mode-2 (1080i): 1440x1080/59.94i, 1440x1080/50i
  • IEC61883-4 MPEG Transport Stream

Audio Output Format
Stereo MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 384 kb/s (multiplexed)

Power Source
IEEE 1394 bus powered or DC 5V from optional AC adapter

Power Usage

Environmental Characteristics

  • Operating temperature: 5 to 40°C
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 60°C
  • Maximum humidity: 80% (no condensation)


  • Width: 152 mm (5.98 in.)
  • Height: 23 mm (0.91 in.)
  • Depth: 153 mm (6.02 in.)


Minimum System Requirements

Windows PC

  • Windows 2000 (Service Pack 3 or higher)
  • Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 1 or higher)
  • Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or higher)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate
  • DirectX 8.0 or higher



  • Mac OS X (10.2.7/10.2.8/10.3/10.4.x/10.5/10.6)

Note: A video-capture card or OHCI FireWire (IEEE 1394) connection is required to capture DV.

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Model ADVC-HD50
Package Contents ADVC-HD50 unit
1 x FireWire (IEEE 1394) cable (6-pin to 6-pin)
User manual
Optional Power Supply*1, 2 ADVC-PSU5V adapter kit*2
1 x AC power adapter
1 x FireWire (IEEE 1394) cable (6-pin to 4-pin)

*1 – Sold separately.
*2 – Use of other power supplies with this ADVC unit is not recommended and will void warranty.

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