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How to use surveillance video capture card

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Author : PURPLELEC
Update time : 2023-11-08 09:50:30
  The surveillance video capture card is an important part of the surveillance system. It can convert the images captured by the camera into digital signals, which are then processed and transmitted to the surveillance system.
  1. Install the capture card
  First, you need to insert the capture card into the PCI slot on the computer motherboard. When inserting, you need to pay attention to ensure that the capture card is aligned with the slot. Do not use excessive force when inserting to avoid damaging the computer motherboard. Next, connect the capture card to the camera and connect the camera to power.
  2. Install the driver
  After installing the capture card, you need to install the corresponding driver. Under normal circumstances, the capture card manufacturer will provide driver CDs. Insert the CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive and follow the prompts to install. If you don’t have a CD-ROM drive, you can download the driver from the manufacturer’s official website.
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  3. Set capture card parameters
  After installing the driver, you need to set the parameters of the capture card. First, open the monitoring software and enter the capture card setting interface. In the setting interface, you can set the resolution, frame rate, bit rate and other parameters of the capture card. The settings of these parameters need to be adjusted according to the actual situation to achieve the best results.
  4. Check the capture card connection
  After setting the capture card parameters, you need to check whether the connection between the capture card and the camera is normal. In the monitoring software, you can see the picture of the camera connected to the capture card. If the picture is normal, it means the connection is normal; if there is a problem with the picture, you need to check whether the connection between the capture card and the camera is loose or damaged.
  5. Adjust the picture effect
  If the capture card is connected normally but the picture effect is not good, adjustments need to be made. In the monitoring software, you can adjust the brightness, contrast, color and other parameters of the picture to achieve the best effect.
  6. Save settings
  After adjusting the picture effect, you need to save the settings. In monitoring software, settings can be saved as a file for later use.
  7. Maintenance of surveillance video capture card
  Surveillance video capture cards require regular maintenance to ensure their normal operation. First, the capture card and camera need to be cleaned regularly to remove dust and dirt. Secondly, the driver needs to be updated regularly to ensure the compatibility between the capture card and the operating system. Finally, you need to regularly check whether the connection between the capture card and the camera is normal to avoid picture problems caused by poor connection.
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