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How Important is a Video Card?

Discussion in 'Video capturing from analog sources' started by KenSolo, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. KenSolo

    KenSolo Member

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    Hi,

    I would like to know about the importance of a good video card (or what role it plays) when capturing and editing video on PC.

    For example, when you add special effects (eg. fancy scene transitions) to the video, are they rendered by the video card or system cpu, etc...

    I have a wimpy 32MB video card and am debating about upgrading.

    I was thinking something like the ATI Radeon 9200SE 128MB AGP video card as an inexpensive alternative.

    Any other video card suggestions appreciated:)

    Thanks!!
     
  2. turkey

    turkey Regular member

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    here, read this thread:
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/105962

    honestly, $50 is plenty to spend for a video card intended for doing video editting. in my opinion, you might not even have to upgrade, but if you want to, the Radeon 9200 series is a good choice...

    it's better to spend your money on RAM.
     
  3. KenSolo

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    Thanks turkey for the link:)
    I will definitely be spending the money on RAM instead.
     

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