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The Universal Solution for Converting and Editing Analog and DV Video!

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Hollywood DV-Bridge at DV411

With Hollywood DV-Bridge, you can convert your old VHS tapes to high quality DV video.  The video world is moving from analog to DV and converting your video to DV ensures it will be around for the future in a standardized high quality format.  You can also convert your DV video to analog.  This makes it easy to send video tapes to people with analog VCRs.  You can even take clips from your analog and DV tapes and combine them into one master production.  With Hollywood DV-Bridge, you edit your video in the DV format which means you won't lose any video quality in the editing process.  Hollywood DV-Bridge is the universal solution for converting and editing analog and DV video.

 Key Features
 Product Includes
 Hardware Connections
 System Requirements

Key Features

  • Capture Analog or DV Video -- Hollywood DV-Bridge makes it simple to connect all your video devices.  Connect an analog camcorder, TV, VCR or DV/D8 camcorder to capture video to your computer.
  • Edit in DV Video Format for Quality and Speed -- Hollywood DV-Bridge converts video to the DV format for editing.  Editing in DV ensures you will not loose video quality during the editing process and is faster than editing in other formats.
  • Convert Analog Video to DV -- Hollywood DV-Bridge converts video from analog video to DV.  DV is the format of the future.  Archiving video in DV ensures it will be around in a high quality standardized format.  Make multiple copies of a DV video without losing video quality from one generation to the next.
  • Convert DV Video to Analog -- Hollywood DV-Bridge also converts video from DV to analog.  Analog devices such as VCRs and analog camcorders are the most common devices in the market so converting video to analog makes it easy to share video.
  • Convert Video Without a PC -- Connect an analog and DV camcorder to Hollywood DV-Bridge and you can convert from Analog to DV and DV to analog without the use of a computer.
  • Monitor Video From a TV -- Hollywood DV-Bridge makes it easy to view your video on a TV monitor while you are transferring it to the computer.  No need to squint to see your video in a small window on your computer monitor; see it in full screen on a TV to cue your video or to check out the quality.
  • Works with FireWire-enabled PCs and Macs -- Hollywood DV-Bridge works with FireWire (1394)-enabled PCs and Macs.
  • Includes Great Video Editing Software Applications (PC only):
    Dazzle MainActor Professional Video Editing Software

    MainActor is professional grade video editing software designed for people with video editing experience.  MainActor provides all the tools necessary for the professional videographer, multimedia developer or semi-professional.  While anyone can use MainActor, the user interface and tool set are designed with an emphasis on power and performance.
    Dazzle MGI VideoWave 4 SE
    VideoWave is a more consumer oriented video editing solution.  VideoWave can be used by anyone from the first time video editor to the more experienced user. VideoWave takes the complexity out of video editing and makes it quick and easy to work with video.

Product Includes

  • Hollywood DV-Bridge Hardware
  • Six-foot IEEE FireWire/1394/i.Link Cable
  • Dazzle Video Editing Software (PC only)
  • Installation CD
  • Hardware Manual
  • QuickStart Guide
  • Registration Card

System Requirements


  • 400MHz or Higher Pentium II or higher
  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000
  • 64MB
  • 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • Sound Card
  • 1394 (FireWire) Port


  • 300MHz or Higher Mac G3/G4 Desktop, PowerBook G3, iBook, or iMac DV
  • Mac OS 9.0.4
  • 64MB
  • 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • Built-in FireWire/1394 Port
  • DV Video Editing Software (works with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and other video editing applications)

Note: Hollywood DV-Bridge does not come with cables to attach to the Dazzle DV-Editor for Notebook computers.