There are several ways to input signals from a high definition camera to a PC.
One way is to use a capture board.
However, the shape changes on a notebook PC or a desktop PC, and the shape of the throttle must also be considered.
We please introduce two transducers that can be used irrespective of shape and PC type.
1. HDMI to USB 3.0 converter
The below picture is HDMI to USB 3.0 converter (CV 710) of AbverMedia Technologies.
If you have a USB 3.0 port, you can use it on both laptop and destop.
If you download special software from manufature’s official website, you can easily shoot movies and play it again on your PC.
I think that versatility is high because it can be saved on PC and can be played on PC as it is.
The problem with this device is that you can only watch videos using the dedicated Viewer software.
However, this can be solved easily as well.
Since it is converted to USB and the video signal is input to the PC, still images can be taken if another application software (Viewer software) is used.
For example, still images can be saved by Viewer software (Amcap) distributed free of charge by Microsoft to developers.
If you search for this software, you can download it for free in various places.
(There are also places where you arrange and distribute it freely, but the basic is free software.)
2．HDMI to USB 3.0 converter ②
The following picture is MonsterX U30.R of Escainet Corporation.
Basically it is HDMI to USB 3.0 converter similar to the above ①.
When using the converter of the above type, please pay attention to the three points following
1. Is the power supply from the USB 3.0 port sufficient?
2. Is the USB 3.0 host controller recommended by the manufacturer of the converter?
3. Is it directly connected to the USB 3.0 port of the PC?
The following is an excerpt of SKNet.