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Razer Ripsaw video capture card

Razer Ripsaw game recording software

Professional streaming made easy

Here's what the top streamers are saying about the Ripsaw:

“0 latency. Hello future.” - IIJERiiCHOII

“Best USB cap card on the market. Been using it for awhile now. No latency via USB is great.” - Goldy

“Worth.” - Sp00nerism

“… amazing capture card easy to install and update.” - Towelliee

So you want to stream?
With the Ripsaw it’s easy

High-definition 1080p game capture in 60FPS

Let your audience feel as if they are right there beside you, when Razer Ripsaw broadcasts to popular streaming platforms in crisp clear 1080p at up to 60 frames per second.

Razer Ripsaw capture card with Razer Stargazer Webcam

Ultra-low latency stream over USB 3.0

Razer Ripsaw captures your game footage as uncompressed raw data and streams it on with near-to-zero latency over USB 3.0. No screen tearing, no artifacts, just ultra-smooth streaming.

Professional-grade second audio mix-in

Plug in an aux-in music source or mic-in capable microphone to the Razer Ripsaw’s second audio mix-in channel to conveniently layer your stream with commentary, or the right companion music track.

Support for next- and last-gen consoles

Razer Ripsaw comes with additional component cables for plug and play with PC, Razer Forge TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and Wii U.

Razer Ripsaw capture card for xbox one, ps3, ps4 and wii

Compatible with popular streaming software and services

Razer Ripsaw is designed to work with industry leaders like Razer Cortex Gamecaster, Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and XSplit, giving you access to a wide range of powerful tools to produce captivating content.

Get a free upgrade to
Razer Cortex:
Gamecaster Pro

(lifetime license)

Simply download the software and plug your Razer Ripsaw into the system to activate it. We want you to have the best setup for the winning stream.

How to Set up a Ripsaw

How to set-up the Razer Ripsaw game recording software

THAT’S NOT ALL –
WITH THE FULL RAZER
BROADCASTER ECOSYSTEM,

YOU’LL BE ON YOUR WAY TO STREAMING GLORY.

Looking to get started streaming or a get a boost to your setup?
Learn more about the Razer Supported Streamer Program

Tech Specs

Razer Ripsaw game hd technical specifications

System requirements

  • Windows 10/8.1/7 (64/32 bit)
  • USB 3.0 powered
  • CPU:
    • Desktop – Intel Core i5-4440 3.10GHz or above
    • Laptop – Intel Core i7-4810MQ or above
  • Graphics card:
    • Desktop – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 and above
    • Laptop – NVIDIA GeForce GTX870M and above
  • Memory: 4GB minimum (8GB recommended)

Technical specifications

  • Interface: USB 3.0 only
  • Video input: Digital – HDMI / Analog – Component
  • Audio input: Digital – HDMI / Analog – RCA L/R
  • Audio mix-in input: 3.5 mm mic-in / 3.5 mm aux-in
  • Video output: HDMI (pass-through from HDMI and Component input)
  • Max capture resolution: Uncompressed 1080p60
  • Supported resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i

Product size and weight

  • Depth: 130 mm / 5.12 in
  • Width: 86 mm / 3.39 in
  • Height: 17 mm / 0.67in
  • Weight: 183 g / 0.40 lbs

What’s in the box

  • Razer Ripsaw game capture card
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Component AV cable
  • Component AV Multi cable
  • 3.5 mm audio cable
  • Important Product Information Guide

Software requirements

Razer Synapse cloud-based gaming software
Get Razer Synapse here >
For Razer Ripsaw drivers and more

Razer Ripsaw works best with any of the following streaming software below.
Find the one that suits you best:

Razer Ripsaw Comparison Chart

 

Razer Ripsaw

MSRP US$179.99 $134.99*
1080p60 capture
HDMI input
Console compatibility Yes (all cables included)
Interface USB 3.0
On-board audio mix-in Yes (music and mic)
Included software Synapse (for drivers), Razer Cortex Gamecaster + OBS + XSplit direct download
 

Elgato HD60S

MSRP US$179.95
1080p60 capture
HDMI input
Console compatibility No PS3 support
Interface USB 3.0
On-board audio mix-in
Included software Elgato recording software
 

HD PVR 2
Gaming Edition

MSRP US$199.99
1080p60 capture
HDMI input
Console compatibility Yes (all cables included)
Interface USB 2.0
On-board audio mix-in
Included software Hauppage Capture app
* Discount via the Razer Supported Streamer Program. Learn more here.
Razer Ripsaw capture card for ps3

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HOW TO SET UP OPEN BROADCASTER SOFTWARE TO WORK WITH THE RAZER RIPSAW GAME CAPTURE CARD

Congratulations for setting up your Razer Ripsaw game capture card. Now it’s time to set up OBS – 10 simple steps to getting started streaming on Twitch!
Note:

This is the basic setup procedure to getting started streaming with the Razer Ripsaw capture card and your preferred streaming software. How to plug in additional hardware, or further advanced tweaking information can be found at https://obsproject.com/forum/

Step 1
Download OBS on your streaming machine. It’s recommended you get the Classic version. Go ahead and install it.
Step 2

Right-click on the OBS shortcut and run it as admin. This is so as to let OBS make full use of your PC’s drivers and processes.

Step 3

You should see the screen below.


    Go to Settings > Video
  • Make sure your streaming machine’s graphic card is selected under Video Adapter.
  • Base Resolution: have this set to 1920x1080
  • Resolution Downscale:
    • This is where you determine the resolution at which you will be streaming the game at. Here are some tips:
      • 1080p30 – for streaming MOBAs, RTS, RPGs, etc. – generally games with less intense movement
      • 720p60 – the community-agreed upon standard for streaming FPS games, games with hyper movement
      • 1080p60 – you’ll need a streaming machine with a beast of a CPU for this one. In addition, best only if you’re a Twitch partner.
        The reason for this is if you’re not a Twitch partner (yet), you’ll be lower down on Twitch’s priority list to receive more streaming bandwidth on their servers – viewers of your channel will suffer as they won’t get to change the viewing resolution (high, medium, low) and will end up getting very choppy streamed content as you try to force the highest res and framerate across the servers.
  • Filter: if you set your resolution downscale to anything less than 1920x1080, this option will appear:
    • Lanczos (best detail, 36 samples) – rule of thumb is to select this if you believe your streaming machine can handle it. It improves the quality of the stream.
    • Bilinear (fastest) – if you are unsure, or know that your streaming machine can’t handle it, just leave it on this setting.
  • FPS: when to set at 30 and when to set at 60?
    • While the Razer Ripsaw is capable of up to 1080p60 streaming, it is dependent on if the streaming machine is capable of handling such data transfer. Otherwise it is recommended you downscale the resolution to 720p, or run 1080p30.
Step 4
    Go to Encoding.
  • Encoder: make sure this is set to x264 which uses your streaming machine’s CPU rather than GPU for processing.
  • Max Bitrate (kb/s): this is dependent on your internet connectivity and the type of game you’re playing. Generally, the recommended max bitrate is 2000kb/s – which is well within range of Twitch’s 3500kb/s.
    Things to take note of:
    • The higher you put the max bitrate the better but if you’re playing a multiplayer game, keep in mind your internet connection has to share bandwidth between the game and the stream upload. Always good to leave 30% of your max upload rate to the game. Determine this by running a speedtest.
  • Audio encoding:
    • Bitrate: change this from 96 to 128 for better quality encoding.
    • No need to change anything else.
Step 5
    Go to Advanced. Most of the settings here can be kept as is.
  • Use Multithreaded Optimizations
    • If you use your streaming machine for nothing but streaming, then you should check the Use Multithreaded Optimizations box, and set the Process Priority Class to High.
  • Video:
    • X264 CPU preset – generally the “faster” default is fine, but the rule of thumb is, if you have a slower processor, the faster the preset – so you can try superfast or ultrafast but stream quality will take a hit.
Step 6
    Go to Broadcast Settings.
  • Mode: Live Stream
  • Streaming service: set your desired service, in this case, we’ll use Twitch
  • FMS URL: set this to the closest location to you
  • Stream key: once you’ve signed up with a Twitch account, you’ll be able to obtain a stream key from there.
  • A red warning message may show up below – if it does, it means one of the settings in OBS is off, and you can go ahead and make the required change or press the Optimize button to fix it. Otherwise you’re good to go.
Step 7 (Only if locally recording instead of streaming, otherwise skip to Step 8)
    If you decide to record locally (as most YouTubers prefer to do), then these are the settings to consider under Broadcast Settings:
  • Mode: File Output Only
  • File Path: Hit Browse and make sure to save the video file as an .mp4 for a higher quality video

Then go to Encoding > Max Bitrate (kb/s) and change it to anywhere between 5 – 6000kb/s. Why?

This is because for local recording, this means that at 6000kb/s, 1 sec of footage = 6mb. So this is dependent on your local hard drive space, something to keep in mind if you intend to record lengthy footage.

Step 8
    Once everything has been set, hit OK and get back out into the main section:
  • Hit the Global Sources button
  • Hit the Add button and choose Video Capture Device
  • Name the device “Razer Ripsaw”
  • A new dialog box called “Device Selection” will pop up. All you have to do here is make sure to choose “Razer Ripsaw” under Device up top.
  • Check the Custom Resolution box – this should be the same as your captured source
    • Resolution:1920x1080
    • FPS: 60 (if PC); or 30 (if console)
Step 9
    Head back out to OBS main screen.
  • Scenes (right click) > Add Scene > name your scene
  • Source (right click) > Add > Global Source > Razer Ripsaw
Step 10

This should be it! Now, all you’ve got to do is Preview Stream to “test” that everything is working. And if it is, you should see the screen from your gaming setup mirrored in OBS. If everything looks good to you, hit the Start Streaming/Start Recording button and you’re LIVE!

HOW TO SET UP XSPLIT BROADCASTER TO WORK WITH THE RAZER RIPSAW GAME CAPTURE CARD

Congratulations for setting up your Razer Ripsaw game capture card. Now it’s time to set up XSplit Broadcaster – 10 simple steps to getting started streaming on Twitch!
Note:

This is the basic setup procedure to getting started streaming with the Razer Ripsaw capture card and your preferred streaming software. How to plug in additional hardware, or further advanced tweaking information can be found at https://www.xsplit.com/broadcaster/manual

If instead, using the Razer Ripsaw with the paid-version of XSplit Gamecaster, see step 11 below.

Step 1

Download XSplit Broadcaster on your streaming machine. Go ahead and install it.

Step 2

Log in to your account, or make a brand new one. If it’s your first time using XSplit, it’ll ask you to authenticate to your live streaming service i.e. Twitch, or others. Go ahead and do that if you’ve already got a Twitch or similar such service set up. Otherwise click Skip to go ahead.

Step 3

You should see a screen like this.


    From here, click the arrow on the top right corner. Choose your Resolution and Framerate. Follow the guide below based on what kind of game you’re playing:
  • 1080p30 – for streaming MOBAs, RTS, RPGs, etc. – generally games with less intense movement
  • 720p60 – the community-agreed upon standard for streaming FPS games, games with hyper movement
  • 1080p60 – you’ll need a streaming machine with a beast of a CPU for this one. In addition, best only if you’re a Twitch partner.
    The reason for this is if you’re not a Twitch partner (yet), you’ll be lower down on Twitch’s priority list to receive more streaming bandwidth on their servers – viewers of your channel will suffer as they won’t get to change the viewing resolution (high, medium, low) and will end up getting very choppy streamed content as you try to force the highest res and framerate across the servers.
    Note: If you experience any frame drops or poor stream quality, try lowering the resolution from 1080p to 720p.
Step 4

Go to Broadcast > Add Channel > Choose your preferred platform.

For the purposes of this guide, we’ll go with Twitch.
If you’ve got an account already, please Authorize it through the proper XSplit Broadcaster channels. Otherwise Skip Wizard.
You should see "Twitch Properties".

Step 5

Twitch Properties > Server > choose the one closest to you

Step 6

    Go to Encoding.
  • Encoder: make sure this is set to x264 which uses your streaming machine’s CPU rather than GPU for processing.
  • Max Bitrate (kb/s): this is dependent on your internet connectivity and the type of game you’re playing. Generally, the recommended max bitrate is 2000kb/s – which is well within range of Twitch’s 3500kb/s.
      Things to take note of:
    • The higher you put the max bitrate the better but if you’re playing a multiplayer game, keep in mind your internet connection has to share bandwidth between the game and the stream upload. Always good to leave 30% of your max upload rate to the game. Determine this by running a speedtest.
  • Audio encoding:
    • Bitrate: change this from 96 to 128 for better quality encoding (paid-version only feature).
    • No need to change anything else.
Step 7

Click on the Settings cog icon for an advanced look at the video encoding settings. Most of the settings here can be kept as is.
Encoder preset > generally “faster” is fine, but the rule of thumb is, if you have a slower processor, the faster the preset – so you can try superfast or ultrafast but stream quality will take a hit.

Step 8 (Only if locally recording instead of streaming, otherwise skip to Step 9)
    If you decide to record locally (as most YouTubers prefer to do), then these are the settings to consider under Local Recording:
  • Codec: x264
  • Quality: Standard default is generally fine
    • Audio encoding:
    • Bitrate: change this from 96 to 128 for better quality encoding (paid-version only feature).
Step 9
    Once everything has been set, go to Add Source > Webcam, capture card, video devices > Razer Ripsaw:
  • Make sure the Resolution is set to 1920x1080 (same as your captured source)
  • FPS: 60 (if PC); or 30 (if console)
Step 10

This should be it! Now, all you’ve got to do is Broadcast > Twitch or your selected platform to get started. If you’re using the free version of XSplit Broadcaster, you’ll be asked if you want to stream in 30 FPS without watermark, or 60 FPS with (until you unlock). Select which you’ll prefer streaming with. Then, you’ll get a pop up when you’re confirmed LIVE!

HOW TO SET UP XSPLIT GAMECASTER TO WORK WITH THE RAZER RIPSAW GAME CAPTURE CARD

Step 11

Using the Razer Ripsaw with XSplit Gamecaster is as easy as plugging it in and having it be detected by the software. But this only applies to the Paid Version of XSplit Gamecaster.

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