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What Does Capture Mean?

Capture is the process of acquiring data for use at some
later date, usually by converting an analog signal into a digital one, such as
a video capture card converting a TV signal to digital video. A screen capture
also refers to taking a picture of what is on a computer screen.


Techopedia Explains Capture

Capture refers to taking analog data and converting it into
digital. One of the most obvious uses is video capture. A video capture card
might take a video signal coming over the air or from a VCR and convert it into
a digital format, such as MP4 for later viewing and editing. Similarly, audio
capture refers to digitally recording analog audio. A screen capture refers to
taking a picture of a computer screen, to show a computer program in action or
to show off one’s desktop customizations.


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