What is a video capture card?
What does a capture card do?
What is a capture card used for?
Do you need a capture card?
Types of capture cards
How to choose a capture card
How to install a capture card
Top 5 capture cards
Elgato HD60 X
EVGA XR1 Lite
Elgato Game Capture 4K60 S+
AVerMedia Live Gamer Bolt
Asus TUF CU4K30
Frequently asked questions
What is a capture card and do I need it?
A capture card allows you to record and stream video in real-time without losing quality. Video game streamers are the key market for these cards, as they want to maintain a high level of gameplay and recording quality.
You don’t technically need a capture card. But it’s necessary if you want to stream and record videos with high quality.
Can you stream without a capture card?
Yes, it’s possible to stream on a PC or console without a capture card. Most people don’t use them. In fact, using a capture card for PC gameplay requires two PCs – one dedicated to running the game, and the other to recording video. Few gamers invest in two PCs.
Do I need a capture card to make YouTube videos?
No, you don’t need a capture card to record gameplay footage. But if you want to record footage from consoles like a PlayStation or Xbox, then using a capture card is typically the best option to get the footage on your PC for uploading to YouTube.
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