Why Do I Need a Strong Graphics Card When Using CaseGuard?
The development of graphics processing units (GPU) or graphics cards has completely changed the manner in which consumers can view visual content. From video games to television shows and movies, graphics cards are currently being utilized in a variety of ways to provide customers with an enhanced and more enjoyable visual experience. To this point, another common application of graphics cards in our current business environment is video redaction software. As these software programs must be able to detect moving objects within video recordings, such as people, vehicles, and license plates, among other things, it is imperative that users of these programs have graphics cards on their personal computers that enable the software to run smoothly and efficiently at all times.
With all this being said, many clients that view a demonstration of our software will often ask what specific graphics card they need on their computer in order for the system to function effectively. Likewise, while there is no single answer to such a question, we do provide our clients with some baseline information concerning the graphics cards that will be most compatible with our software, while simultaneously considering the amount of money that these graphics cards will ultimately cost a particular client. For this reason, this article will serve to provide clients with some basic information concerning graphics cards, how they work, and which cards will be best suited for use in CaseGuard Studio.
How do graphics cards work?
Put in the simplest of terms, graphics cards work to translate the pixels within visual images into objects and items that human beings can recognize when using their personal computers. Subsequently, all of the images that a consumer sees when using a computer are comprised of millions of pixels that will collectively make up a group of images. To this end, the graphics card within a PC represents the medium between these millions of pixels and the images that the user ultimately sees. To illustrate this point further, think of a personal computer as a school and the graphics card as the art department within the school.
When a teacher is looking to obtain a new set of graphics images for their classroom, they will then send a request to the school’s art department. As such, the employees within the art department will be responsible for determining how to create these images, with the goal of creating an end result that will be the most visually appealing for the various students that attend the school. In the context of a PC, the Central Processing Unit (CPU) within the computer would be the teacher in this analogy, while the graphics card would be the art department. This being the case, the graphics card is responsible for deciding how to use the pixels on the computer’s screen to display images. This information will then be relayed to the computer monitor through a connected cable.
What kind of graphics cards are compatible with CaseGuard?
There are over a dozen different graphics cards that we recommend clients use when looking to run our video redaction software application on their respective personal computers. Generally speaking, the overwhelming majority of leading graphics cards within the marketplace are currently being produced by the tech companies Nvidia and AMD. As such, we recommend that you use an Nvidia graphics card when running video detections using CaseGuard Studio’s host of redaction software features. Nevertheless, Nivida sells a wide range of different graphics cards at different price points, in addition to new graphics cards that are released periodically.
Nevertheless, we recommend that all clients of our software purchase the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 ($450-$550) at a minimum when doing redaction or enhancement work on your own personal computer, in an effort to mitigate and reduce the number of issues that you may encounter as it concerns speed, effectiveness, and efficiency, among other relevant factors. However, some clients may find that they see better results when using the software with a stronger version of an Nvidia graphics card, depending on the overall build of their computer, in addition to the other activities or work tasks that a client may also be running on their machine at any given time. Should you need more information about graphics cards, you can reach out to a member of our customer service team, or visit Nvidia’s website directly to learn more about the numerous graphics cards they currently offer to consumers.
While a graphics card may appear to be a small component among the various other parts that make up a specific computer, having a strong graphics card can prove extremely useful when running visually intensive software applications such as CaseGuard Studio. More importantly, however, purchasing a powerful graphics card will make the video redaction or enhancement process that much easier for you or your agency, as the technology will allow the automatic AI features within our software to do the heavy lifting, giving you the ability to invest time and resources into any other objectives you may need to complete during the course of your average work day.