The Razer Ripsaw game capture card

Discussion in 'Broadcaster' started by technokat, Mar 29, 2016.

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  1. Detective_Chimp

    Detective_Chimp Active Member

    Not sure if I understand your comment correctly, but I know you can stream with OBS on the same system and I'm almost positive you can record without anything else.
  2. Demonrik

    Demonrik Active Member

    You still need to encode somewhere.
    Yes you can do it on cpu or gpu, and depending on game, method the impact can be minimal or large.
    I was referring to post that using this for Pc streaming will lessen the load on the pc.. I can't see how it can since the pc still has to do the same work.... Unless this has encoding, but the OBS instructions would seem to indicate otherwise.
  3. ODD_TrueValues

    ODD_TrueValues New Member

    And at the same time the Streamer program has returned! Cant wait to hear back!
  4. Detective_Chimp

    Detective_Chimp Active Member

    Ok, I got you. As I said, I wasn't sure if I was comprehending your comment correctly or not. I haven't done the research on this or any capture card, so I don't know if it would help or not but I still think the biggest use would be to record console game play.
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  5. Traceman

    Traceman New Member

  6. technokat

    technokat Director, Social Marketing Staff Member

    On that note, I'm really excited to announce that over the coming weeks and months we'll be creating some resources and encouraging discussions on Insider and on our Ripsaw pages on how to get your stream game on. Keep a lookout for them!
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  7. Malevolence23

    Malevolence23 Active Member

    I asked this question earlier but I don't seem to be getting traction with it. Can someone from Razer comment on if the ripsaw will support using Cortex Gamecaster? Having OBS and Xsplit support is great but it confuses me if they are gonna ignore their own in house streaming software. Personally I've used all three and I find Gamecaster to be one of the better alternatives for simple streaming.
  8. BenchTHv

    BenchTHv New Member

    awesome! can't wait to get one.
  9. jianzhou

    jianzhou Active Member

    wow nice stuff! but kinda expensive for me ... hmmm
  10. rajanphull

    rajanphull Member

    looks nice, bet it works amazing too
  11. 216950480

    216950480 Member

    Oh wow, this seems like a great tool to help gamers record their games. But can gamers really use this to record their games without any problems? Becuase I'm a heavy duty Leauge of legends player, and I use OBS to record some of my games outside of league of legends. But sometimes when I try to record League with OBS, it only records my loading screen with all the players loading in, and no gameplay. I had to fiddle around with OBS until I got it to work. So I'm just corcerned that gamers who record games like League would have some trouble starting to record it, and when they think it's recording fine, it didn't record at all, and all their time and effort put into the video has gone to waist.
  12. StraightRippin

    StraightRippin New Member

    The biggest selling point is that it uses a USB 3.0. All it needs now is built in software to stream from without using OBS / XSplit and it'll rival Elgato. I'm sure Elgato aren't far behind on creating a new product that uses USB 3.0 so hopefully Razer can outdo them with a more user friendly software (assuming that they go down that built in route).
  13. HARDWARE ENCODING ??? unless this card has hardwere encoding ( i guess it doesnt ) its COMPLETELY USELESS for one pc streaming ( its only useful for 2 pc streaming setup ), nobody said it here clearly before.. i am using avermedia gamer live xtreme capture card ( probably the exact same card - even cheaper one) 1 week only , for one pc setup its not lowering ur cpu/gpu usage at ALL, beacuse all the encoding still needs to be done by ur hardwere in computer. So my question is "does this card support hardware encoding ?
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  14. iChiof

    iChiof Member

    Nice, looks cool :D
    Also, you could use it for PC to make sure that your stream will work even better, no lag, no fps drop because of recording program ;)
  15. Iron_Fang

    Iron_Fang Active Member

    Looks awesome, tried streaming once but my quality was beyond shiet!
  16. Awesome!
  17. MochaRaf

    MochaRaf Active Member

    As a current Elgato HD60 owner, I am definitely interested to see how these two compare overall. Not to say that I don't like the way the Elgato HD60 looks, I do have to agree with HyperGamers that the Ripsaw is more aesthetically pleasing. I prefer to keep my device hidden, so looks isn't all that important to me as I would probably end up choosing size over looks as smaller is much more convenient for traveling.

    Comparing size and weight
    Ripsaw: 130 x 86 x 17; weight: 183g
    Elgato HD60: 112 x 75 x 19 mm; weight: 106g

    But of course those are just minor differences. Assuming I understood the Ripsaw product page correctly, one big difference I have noticed is that the Ripsaw requires a third party software (recommended are Open Broadcaster Software and XSplit) whereby Elgato HD60 comes with its own software. Personally, I prefer in-house software over third-party software. It's great to see that Razer is continuing to expand into new territory, but as far as the Ripsaw is concerned I will wait until the device supports in-house software.

    P.S. Is anyone else having issues navigating the Ripsaw page on iOS (iPad)? (

    For whatever reason, everytime I try to scroll down on that page using my iPad it automatically jumps back to the top of the page.
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  18. Irenicussss

    Irenicussss Member

    Nice product!
  19. DunClownMcClown

    DunClownMcClown Active Member

    Looks interesting, I like how Razer is expanding the product ranges.
    Razer should acknowledge though that their users are both tech enthusiasts and game enthusiasts , but their information always seems to be simplified for the gamer group leaving technical details out. Please try and be more informative Razer, no need to hide what chips are used etc, a tear down going to be done regardless, why not show upfront?
  20. Murakumo

    Murakumo Active Member

    Maybe I don't know enough up front, but I already pulled the trigger (a little scared of it selling out quickly even if it shouldn't be, as I'm still trying to get my Core... >.>).

    I use capture devices mainly for combo videos in fighting games, though it would be interesting to stream sometime I guess too--problem being that I kinda sorta hate all the current-gen fighting games.

    My current capture card getting toward 6 years old, and it's time for something new. Additionally, it had some problems with HDMI and DMCA with the PS3, so unless you did some extra stuff with splitting the signal and putting the audio in separately, you could not capture in 1080 anything--I had to use an adapter and run 720p captures via composite.
    ... the nice thing it did have that my OLD old one didn't was a passthrough (which could be via HDMI no problem). In fighting games, timing is everything (part of why I hate current gen fighting games and everything about online matches), so I wouldn't want to play in the capture program, but lagless with no processing to be done on another monitor.

    So I'm ASSUMING this is what will happen with the Ripsaw.
    PS3 (or PS4 later) > ripsaw, then passthrough to monitor to play without lag/processing and USB3 to computer for capture/stream.

    I'll probably get it with the rest of my stuff at the end of April (parents are bringing all my orders from the US with them), and I'd be happy to review it then. =)
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