Video Capture Cards at Overclockers UK
From streaming TV shows to running the latest games, your PC system offers endless possibilities for consuming media at home. With the addition of a video capture card, it is also possible to save this footage—be it for editing, sharing or simply viewing at a later date. Here at Overclockers UK, we have an extensive range of TV and video capture cards from the likes of AverMedia and Razer, making it easy to find the right device to complement your system. View our selection of video capture cards and discover how to get even more out of your PC media experience.
How Does A Video Capture Card Work?
A video capture card works by taking in video footage and converting it into data that your PC is then able to read and display. Video capture cards are essentially comprised of one or several input jacks for receiving the video, a computer chip which reads and converts the incoming footage, and a buffer for data storage. Depending on the kind of input jack, a video capture card may accept video from digital sources only, analogue sources such as DVD players, or both.
Video capture cards come in two main forms: internal and external. Internal cards are plugged into the standard PCI or PCI Express slots on the PC’s motherboard, whilst an external video capture box connects to the computer via USB. External capture cards have the advantage of being portable, whereas internal cards are ideal for more intensive use; an internally installed video capture card enables you to save your video footage without putting too much pressure on the CPU and GPU. Both types of video capture card are available at Overclockers UK, in a variety of resolutions and framerates depending on your needs.
Whether it’s capturing a legendary gaming moment or saving and storing your own YouTube footage, a video capture card opens up a world of possibilities. For film buffs, a card with analogue input can be used to receive and convert video from a DVD player, allowing you to store all your favourite movies on your PC. Alternatively, a video capture box is ideal for preserving those incredible gaming scenes that have to be seen to be believed; with the right software, you can even add commentary before sharing them with your friends. Video capture cards can also double up as TV capture cards; by means of a tuner, they enable the computer to receive TV signals—ideal for both watching and saving streamed material, all from the comfort of your laptop or PC. Our range of capture cards covers everything from portable USB boxes complete with on-board hardware encoder, to video capture PCI express cards capable of recording and streaming gameplay footage up to 1080p.
Video Capture Cards and More at Overclockers UK
Whether you are a streamer, YouTuber or gaming fanatic, a video capture card is the ideal solution for capturing and storing video footage without placing too much of a burden on your PC system. In addition to a range of both USB and PCI video capture cards, we also stock everything else you need for an unbeatable computing experience—from monitors and peripherals to high-power graphics cards.
At Overclockers UK, not only can you expect high quality products from industry-leading names; we also pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and technical expertise. Whether you are looking to buy a video capture card or have a query regarding any of our other products, we are on hand to help. Simply browse online, visit us in-store or get in touch via phone or WebNote today.