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Razer launches HD video capture card for game streamers

15 Apr 2019
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Razer has launched an external video capture card that can record every second of the gaming experience in HD resolution.

The Razer Ripsaw HD is a card that features full HD capture and 4K throughput for a high definition streaming and gaming experience, which means smoother experiences for those broadcasting – and those watching streaming gameplay.

Broadcasters can take advantage of the Ripsaw HD’s 4K 60 FPS passthrough – Razer says this means broadcasters can enjoy ultra-high-resolution games as they were intended and they can also share that gameplay with their audience at 1080P full HD resolution, also at 60 FPS.

“With the Ripsaw HD joining our extensive Broadcaster range, streamers now have a capture card ready to broadcast the latest games at high resolution and framerates from both their PC or console,” says Razer’s cofounder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. 

“Viewers will love the Full HD streams, while broadcasters can enjoy their games as they were intended with the 4K passthrough.”

The Ripsaw HD is both compatible with both PC and console. It comes equipped with a simple HDMI input and output for video capture, and a single USB 3.0 connection.

“With built-in audio mixing, streamers can broadcast both their game and microphone audio through the Ripsaw HD with zero latency and no synching delays. The microphone input allows streamers to use one microphone across two PCs, removing the need for complicated audio mixer or software set-ups and allowing streamers to use in-game comms whilst still broadcasting their voice audio to their stream.”

Razer Ripshaw HD technical specifications:

•    Max capture resolution: Uncompressed 1080p 60 FPS
•    Interface: USB 3.0 only
•    Video Input: Digital – HDMI 2.0
•    Audio Input: Digital – HDMI
•    Audio Mix-in Input: 3.5 mm Mic-in / 3.5 mm Aux-in
•    Video Output: HDMI 2.0
•    Maximum Supported Pass-Through Resolutions: 2160p60
•    Other Supported Resolutions: 2160p, 1080p, 1440p, 720p, 480p
•    Includes: USB3.0 Type C to Type A cable, HDMI 2.0 Cable, 3.5 mm Audio Cable
Compatibility
Compatible with Open Broadcaster Software, Mixer, Streamlabs, XSplit, Twitch & YouTube.

Pricing: NZD $299.95

Available from Razer.com – April 11th, 2019; Worldwide - Early Q2, 2019