Capture Card PCI vs. USB



Is there any difference in quality of the captured video when using a PCI capture card versus a USB breakout box. I captured some video using a Dazzle DVC-80 and the quality was not that good. Would I get better quality with a PCI capture card? I am transferring analog video from tapes.


depending on which card you get, some cards do hardware encoding and that helps take some of the strain of of your cpu. In my experience with captures the first thing you should do is max out your memory because capturing video is very memory intensive. try lower resolutions if your video is choppy, if you’re compressing the video try different codecs. try these sites for more help