View Full Version : Video capture cards...any recommendations?

Black Dog
2005-09-18, 01:34 AM
I have Cox Digital Cable and want to upgrade to a better video card.
What kind of cards will capture in the best quality?
What formats do they capture in? (mpeg/avi/miniDV/etc.)
How do I find out what quality aud/video signal I'm getting from the digital cable box?

Any help would be appreciated:help:

Operating System : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
CPU : AMD Sempron 2000 MHz
Bus Speed : 166 MHz
Motherboard : AN7 (http://AN7) (nVidia-nForce2)
BIOS : Phoenix 6.00 PG
Memory : 1024 MB (10ns)
Sound : NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio
Video : RADEON 9200 PRO SEC Family

2005-09-18, 08:08 AM
typically your video card doesn't "capture" per se...it acts as an I/O device, and then you'd use a program to capture with...

off the top of my head, Plextor has some boxes that take a coax input, and run usb or firewire to your comp... http://www.plextor.com/english/products/product_dvc.html

i'm sure there are more...hopefully someone with "working knowlege" of these devices can make a few suggestions

2005-09-18, 09:24 AM
I use an ATI all-in wonder card. has break out box with coax. svideo, etc.