Tag: Turbo.264

Turbo.264 HD adds AVCHD transcoding savvy

When first we met the Turbo.264 hardware compression accelerator, it did a great job of speeding up video exports on older CPUs but didn't offer a tremendous boost on modern Intel hardware. True, it worked well with Elgato's EyeTV software to transcode TV recordings overnight for iPod or iPhone use,...

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Elgato offers European EyeTV and turbo.264 discounts until October 7

Until October 7th, you can buy European EyeTV Hybrid and turbo.264 units for €20 off the normal price: €110 for the EyeTV and €80 for the turbo.264. TUAW has reviewed the Hybrid and the turbo.264 and gave thumbs up to both products. Read more at the Elgato website....

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Save space on your iPhone by re-encoding movies and TV shows

If you encode your own video for watching on various devices and you're looking to save every last MB on your iPhone, it could be worth your time to re-encode at least some of your larger files with more conservative settings. While I, for example, have been copying the iTunes Store's settings and e...

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Turbo.264 update brings iPhone formats, customizable encoding settings

Erica took a first look at Elgato's Turbo.264 USB video encoder last month and found it to be a mixed bag. While it is indeed a powerful accessory to many Mac user's video encoding efforts, it's only compatible with apps that use QuickTime for encoding and export, so HandBrake and VisualHub die-hard...

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Elgato Turbo.264 Graphics Accelerator: First Look

A few months ago, TUAW posted about the new turbo.264 USB h.264 encoder from Elgato. Recently, I've had the opportunity to test out the t.264 and metaphorically kick its tires. Here's a quick summary of what I found. What is it? The turbo.264 is a graphics co-processor in the form of a USB dongle. ...

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Elgato turbo.264 now shipping

The turbo.264, Elgato's hardware based H.264 encoder, is now shipping. As we mentioned it will set you back $99.95 but Elgato claims it will improve encoding speeds on Intel Macs by up to 4 times (only when using the H.264 codec). The turbo.264 includes an encoding app, but it also speeds up encodi...

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