Category: Monitor & Video Cards
Manufacturer: Canopus/Grass Valley
Caution Level: Alert
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Vista
Canopus Spectra X20 is a new offering video card driver from Canopus Corporation. Canopus Spectra X20 is designed to be compatible with Windows based systems such as Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT, and Windows ME. The maker of Canopus Spectra X20 and other Spectra line of video card products, Canopus Corporation are among the key manufacturers of video editing cards and video editing software/applications. Among its competitors in the field of video editing card manufacturing are Matrox and Pinnacle Systems. Video cards, such as Canopus Spectra X20, are expansion cards whose primary function is to generate and create output images to a display. A video card is also commonly known as a graphics accelerator card, display adapter, or graphics card. Most graphics accelerator cards provide additional function such as video capture, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 decoding, TV tuner adapter, FireWire, and TV Output. Video cards, such as Canopus Spectra, are not exclusive to IBM type personal computers. Other devices such as Apple Macintosh and Atari Mega have also used video cards. Video cards are also commonly used in video game consoles. It should be noted, however, that video cards are not exclusively used for video games. Other contemporaries of Canopus Spectra X20 also have wide range of capabilities such as their role in graphic designs and 3D animation. In modern computing, video cards such as Canopus Spectra X20 can be integrated on the mainboard.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
In recent times, the Canopus Corporation, the maker of Canopus Spectra X20, was bought by Thomson Multimedia. The merging was done accordingly to further boost its Grass Valley broadcasting and network business. The company has since shifted its focus from plain video cards to other areas such as video hardware and software line of products. Among its legacy was that Canopus Corporation had an outstanding reputation for driver optimization. This subsequently gained them the competitive edge over other video card manufacturers. Canopus also released a version of the nVidia TNT that offered a unique internal cable to connect the TNT card to the Voodoo2 based Pure3D II, as opposed to the standard connection with an external cable. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canopus SPECTRA X20 errors before installing any driver updates.