How To Capture Images From TV Onto Your Computer

Computers and laptops have become an essential part of our daily lives but yet somewhere we fall back on television sets. So many times while sitting on your desk you must have wished if images from TV could be captured on your PC; or if you could had recorded some of your favorite programs for viewing it later.

It is not as difficult a task as it seems. Following simple steps and a bit of help, you can capture images from TV and download them in your PC.

Through Using USB Capture Card:

You can capture video from your television set into your computer by using a USB capture card.  What you need to do is to connect the adapter to any one of the USB ports on your computer & connect the set of pairs of cables into your television and the adapter.

Remember modern USB adapter works well only if your device has USB 2.0 or higher USB port.  If you have less than the requisite, then the possiblity is your adaptor won’t work.

Different Devices:

These types of capturing device mainly offer you to capture from analog source & convert it into digital one.  Modern technology is so advanced that you can make a multilayer video of your friends & family.  You don’t need any professional training to doing that.  These devices are so powerful, it not only captures video from your television it is capable to capture & record your video games too!  There are several options available in the market.

Pinnacle 8230-30002-01: This device captures high density video for you.  Performance is great.  They also offer you, special HD video editing software, so you can edit your video as well.

This gizmo  performs so well that you can create some effects in your video like Hollywood does.

Sabrent USB 2.0 Video/Audio Capture & adapter is available in market if you have a lower budget.  This device is smaller than the old one, but it has the capability to create DVD from analog recourses.  This adapter can capture high-quality video and audio files directly.  It can also capture video from your webcam & you can use your webcam as a handicam; isn’t it great!

 Minimum System Requirement:

If you want to use any of the above mentioned devices into your PC & capture Images from TV onto your Computer, then your computer need some systems.

USB: USB 2.0 or greater free port.  You must remember that if something works using another USB port try not to use the same port for this device.

Operating system requirement: XP, Windows 2000, VISTA, Windows 7.  If your computer doesn’t have latest driver then it could be available from manufacturer’s website.

 Processor: Pentium III 800MHz or above.  Means every new computer will fit well within the criteria.

 Memory: 256MB of RAM or higher.  Hard drive: 600 Megabyte is minimum space is required to run it’s driver software.
It needs minimum 4 GB hard drive space into your computer for video capture and editing purpose.  So be careful while installing driver.  Select correct partition of your hard drive.  It needs a display which is Windows-compatible, where at least 1024×768 pixels resolution is required.