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/need new Video Capture card! (advice needed)

Discussion in 'Video capturing from analog sources' started by Frankeh, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Frankeh

    Frankeh Member

    Apr 7, 2005
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    Hi everyone, someone recommended me this forum to ask my question, so here I go!

    I need a Video Capture card to record in-game things and edit them with special effects etc aswell.

    So.. to do those things, I need some kind of Video Capture card? What should I buy if my budget is 200$ MAXIMUM?

    I'd like to have a card so that I can (easily) capture my in-game movies. (which has a very good quality overall, so sound too.)

    though, I'll quote something from someone:

    Is it true you just have to buy a cheap one if you're planning to use it for games?

    though, I require HIGH quality for sound & graphics. (the size doesn't matter (MB, GB), I have plenty of space on my HDD and can burn them on dual layered DVD's etc)

    An example where I need very HIGH quality for sound & graphics: I'd like to record all the cut-scenes from the Metal Gear Solid franchise so I can watch them on my PC etc.. I'd like to see those cut-scenes on my pc with the same quality as I would watch them in the game + good quality for sound too --> would like to see them with my 5.1 Dolby set on.

    So please tell me which one you recommend me, maybe a Pinnacle? (if so, which) + experiences with specific cards are always interesting.

    PS: I live in Belgium, it's okay for me to order one from, for example: amazon.com, so link me up if you have something interesting to show! (which ships worldwide that is)
  2. rebootjim

    rebootjim Active member

    May 13, 2004
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    What software are you going to use to cap during the games?
    A BT878 card will totally crap out, if you try to use it to capture something during gameplay on the PC.
    If you're using a game system to play, with video/audio outputs, and just need a capture device on the PC, then a $20 card will do.
    Quality is adjusted by software/capture codec used.

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