Video cards can make or break your worship software capabilities. If you use the wrong the video card you limit yourself to low quality video play back. To get the full power of your worship software and the ability to play HD video and high quality video transitions I recommend NVIDIA GeForce cards. The Windows drive installation is easy to do and the expanded desktop application for your video card makes it easy to configure.
Caution: Stay away from the NVIDIA Quadra chipset because of known support issues with worship software like EasyWorship.
Here is a list of good NVIDIA GeForce cards that work on all Window’s based worship software:
- 7600, 7800, 8400, 8600, 9400, 9500
- HD Support 8800, 9600, 9800
You could also use some basic NVIDIA cards like 5500 or 6200 but I would check your worship software website to ensure these basic video cards work.
Capture cards are used to get live camera feed from stage cameras to project through your worship software. The biggest challenge is delay of capture to presentation on the projection screen. As an example in EasyWorship you should set the capture setting to 640×480. This is great for projection quality. You would not want to record at this setting due to quality.
Some recommended capture cards for Window’s machines:
- KWORL X-Pert VS-L883D (5 volt PCI)
- ViewCast Osprey 100 (5 volt PCI)
- AverMedia EZMaker (5 volt PCI)
- ViewCast Osprey 230 (Universal PCI)
- KWORLD PlusTV PVRTV-PE360-A (PCIe x1)