Although years ago we already experienced the first great outbreak of youtubers and content creators, today streaming and live broadcasts have already become one of the most common activities in the field of video games. And is that currently we have a huge number of tools for professionals and amateurs, such as the new Razer Ripsaw HD.
Joining the company’s latest line of streamer peripherals, this external grabber It will allow us to maintain a game output under resolutions of up to 4K at 60 fps, while simultaneously retransmitting or recording our games without delay, with videos resulting in resolutions up to 1080p and 60fps without compression.
Specifications Razer Ripsaw HD
Compatibility: Windows, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
Transfer port: 4K at 60 FPS
Capture resolution: 1920 x 1080 at 60 FPS
Other supported resolutions: 2160p, 1080p, 1440p, 720p, and 480p up to 60fps
Connectivity: two HDMI 2.0 (audio and video input and output), one USB-C 3.0 (power), and two 3.5mm jack (microphone input and auxiliary audio output)
Size: 107 x 86 x 18mm
Despite the fact that it is an external grabber, we find a device with compact dimensions and a fairly sober and elegant design which, in addition to being quite discreet, will easily combine with any workstation and games.
One of the great advantages of this Razer Ripsaw HD is that, based on a connection via HDMI, we can connect not only any computer, but we can even connect any of the consoles of the current generation PS4, Xbox One and Switch, and presumably, the next generation. Besides the fact of being able to choose between a wide diversity of capture frame rates and resolutions, being able to adjust to any of our needs.
Intended for beginners and seasoned content creators alike, its Plug-and-Play support It allows us to start using it quickly without tedious installations or complicated software, since it only requires connecting the external device to your console and PC.
The only thing that stands out this time is that, unlike other capture machines, the Razer Ripsaw HD does not have its own specialized software, so we will necessarily have to resort to other programs such as Streamlabs OBS, OBS Studio or XSplit.
So, in our case we have made the last two software tools to carry out our tests, with three titles of different genres, requirements and platforms such as Final Fantasy XIV for PC, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch, and DiRT Rally 2.0 on PS4.
As you can see, the results of the Razer Ripsaw HD are really good, although it is worth noting that the entire process of use and recording is also.
And it is that although we have to use software or require any type of installation or configuration (beyond the settings of the recording tool itself), it greatly facilitates its accessibility for any player who has no previous experience in creating contents, without leaving behind the enormous benefits and possibilities for those who are more deeply involved in this world.
Although that does not mean that within the Razer Synapse PC software itself, we can find a small tab to adjust the volume of the different auxiliary output channels of the grabber.
Something really useful in the case that we play with friends or with some additional voice chat, being able to redirect the game’s audio through the HDMI output of the captor, while we divert all the voices through the auxiliary output, thus avoiding these conversations. are added to the final result of our recording or broadcast.
So that, The only requirement at the time of making our captures we will find it in the computers, requiring minimum capacities for image processing, as well as the connection port itself, through which the current and return of the capturer will run:
Operating System: Windows 8 or Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i3-6100 for desktop; Intel Core i7-4810MQ for Laptops
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 desktop; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M for notebooks
Memory: 4 GB of RAM
Others: USB 3.0 port
Currently we can find the Razer Ripsaw HD available in the brand’s web store and at a price of 169.99 euros, a price that although it is slightly high compared to other equivalent alternatives, gives us highly satisfactory results, and a very simple compatibility with the complete segment of current platforms and tools.
The Razer Ripsaw HD achieves really good results. And it is that although we have to make use of third-party software, the enormous ease of its “Plug-and-Play” operation will allow us enormous versatility, being able to take it with us and use it at any time and place in just minutes.