USB Video Card
USB Video Card – What are they for?
A USB Video Card can serve a variety of purposes. Mostly, they are used as a converter, or a video capture card. If you are interested in making a home-DVR a USB video card is exactly what you are looking for. Many have different capabilities and connectors. Some have HDMI and a single tuner, while others are capable of having multiple capture devices all at once. It all comes down to how much money you are willing to pay.
You can practically turn any computer into a capturing station with a USB card. A powerful card can make up for a not so powerful computer, and provide you will everything you need.
Yet another great use of these video cards is to add a second or third monitor to your computer system. Multiple monitors have been shown to increase productivity in offices and at home. Imagine not having to switch between tabs and shuffling through things onscreen. It’s extremely simple and easy using USB.
Other great uses of this type of video card is documenting older footage. If you are looking to transfer all your home videos to your computer a USB video card is in order. Transferring the footage will take more time than you expect as you will need to literally play the tape for the computer to capture in real-time. However, the benefits of having that collection on your computer are priceless. Purchasing a Video card is a great investment.