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Set Up a Live Capture - Canopus ADVC-110

This tutorial is specific to Sportscode v11. Have Hudl Sportscode, our newest product? Use these resources.

The Canopus ADVC-110 is a capture box to use when capturing SD (standard definition) video with Sportscode. We recommend capturing in HD if possible, using our HD Capture Hardware Recommendations.

  1. Set the switches on the bottom of the ADVC-110 to the following positions:

    Switches #1, #4 and #6 should be in the OFF position.

    Switch #5 should be in the ON position.

    These switch settings are for NTSC video. If you are outside of the North America or Japan, you will likely (but not necessarily) be capturing PAL video. For PAL video, Switches #1 and #6 should be in the ON position.

  2. Connect your video source to the input(s) on the ADVC-110 using either Composite (red, white, and yellow) cables or S-Video cord.

    The Inputs are on the front of the ADVC-110. 

  3. Connect the ADVC-110 to your computer using a 6-pin to 9-pin Firewire cord. The 6-pin end will plug into the back of the ADVC-110. The 9-pin end will plug into a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter which plugs into a Thunderbolt port on the computer.

    This portion of your setup may vary depending on the age of your Mac. Older Macs have 9-pin Firewire ports built-in while newer MacBooks do not. If you're using a newer MacBook, you will need the Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter to use an ADVC-110.

  4. Plug the power cord for the ADVC-110 into an outlet.

  5. Press the gray button on the device to make sure that the light above Analog In is on.

  6. Plug in your Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter, plug in the FireWire cable, then launch Sportscode and click CaptureOpen capture window.

    See this link for the necessary adapter needed for the Canopus ADVC-110.

  7. Click the icon to set up your capture.

  8. Select ADVC-110 as the video and audio source in Sportscode and be sure to use an SD NTSC capture preset.

  9. Select SD NTSC 16:9 for the capture preset. 

  10. Click the Capture icon to set the name for your movie package and start the capture.

    Still seeing a black screen? Try switching to digital, then back to analog on the Canopus ADVC-110.

    If you are having further issues, Contact Support.