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Elgato Turbo.264 HD, Video Converter with Hardware Accelerator (USB 2.0), black

by Elgato
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  • Convert any video to the Mac-friendly, universal H.264 format
  • Ideal for playback on an iPad, iPhone, and AppleTV
  • Convert AVCHD camcorder, DLSR & Digicam video as well as 1080p downloads, MKV files, AVI files, ...
  • Preview and pick the best parts of each clip before you convert them
  • Combine multiple videos into one movie
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Technical Details
BrandElgato
Item Weight18 g
Product Dimensions7.3 x 3 x 1 cm
Item model number1TU108601001
  
Additional Information
ASINB0021CACGC
Best Sellers Rank 69,491 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight222 g
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Date First Available30 Mar. 2009
  
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Product Description

Turbo.264 HD is the fastest, easiest way to convert videos for your iPad & Mac. From AVCHD camcorders, DLSR & Digicam videos, to nearly any other kind of video file (including 1080p and 720p downloads, MKV files, AVI files and many more), Turbo.264 HD can handle them all!

Turbo.264 HD converts video to the Mac-friendly, universal H.264 format – ideal for playback on an iPad, iPhone, and AppleTV. Turbo.264 HD is the best way to quickly generate and share home movies with family and friends on an iPad or on YouTube, or fine-tune in an iMovie project.!

Use the converter software on its own or with the included hardware accelerator. The hardware accelerator connects via USB and acts as a “co-processor” to accelerate video conversion – especially on slower Macs. It also accelerates the delivery of EyeTV recordings to iPhone and iPad, and maximizes the live TV picture quality of the EyeTV app.

Box Contains

  • Turbo.264 HD video encoder hardware
  • Turbo.264 HD video converter software (CD-ROM)
  • USB cable


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    4.0 out of 5 stars

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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Carter on 14 Nov. 2009
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    This is an updated version of the original Elgato Turbo 264. Encoding using the Turbo 264 HD is much faster, probably by about two-thirds, and this can improved further if your Mac (Intel only) is fast and not running other apps. The interface is easy to use, mostly using drag & drop and selecting one of the many export presets available (iPhone, iPod, HD AppleTV etc.), though there are also plenty of other customisation export options - including the ability to transcode between different formats. Exports can be stacked in batches and left to run and the final image quality is consistently high, it will also export up to HD 1080p size if needed.
    Admittedly the Turbo 264 HD is not exactly cheap but if you are serious about video quality and do a lot of video encoding (eg: from ripped DVDs, family videos, podcasts, even pro work) then this little dongle will save you literally hours and hours of your precious time.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rolo TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 Jun. 2011
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    If you need to make a lot of mp4 videos for professional purposes, as I do, this seems like a great product.

    The pros:
    - It's really fast. It encodes HD video to mp4 in real time. I'd say four or ten times faster than QuickTime Player on an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz.
    - Interface is clean. It has a useful number of presets, all of which can be customised.

    The cons:
    - Quality is not as good as software encoding. But on my first short tests the quality was acceptable - certainly given the speed of encoding. On longer sequences there was some stuttering, in some cases extreme.
    - Sound was out of sync after a few minutes. Anything longer than five minutes, unacceptably out of sync.
    That makes it absolutely unusable for my purposes.

    Looking on the forums this seems a common problem. Some report that it can be avoided by quitting all other applications and allowing the Turbo 264 to continue on its own; I didn't try this as if you have to stop working, this rather negates the purpose of a time saving device.

    I returned it to Amazon for refund.
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    It is very hard to recommend this product in it's current configuration

    As an accelerator for viewing content on Elgato iPad/iPhone app it works well

    As an encoding tool it is very flawed. For me here in the UK AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio is out of sync with the picture for encodes. This is a reported problem that still exists in the latest beta software version

    I experience sync problems 100% of the time with AC3 tracks on long (>20 minutes) TV programmes recorded from Freesat using EyeTV products (Netstream Sat + Sat Free) and then encoded with the Turbo.264HD. The AC3 track can be up to 900ms out which is very noticeable and unwatchable on playback. Non AC3 audio tracks are always OK. But to be honest the reason to use this product is to get HD encodes with the best sound option. You may not notice the problem it is subtle but I find it maddening to have dialog slightly out of sync with the actors lips

    The same source files from EyeTV encoded with the free Handbrake utility have the AC3 track in sync 100% of the time. So it is not a problem with the source files. Despite what Elgato can infer on their public forums.

    The speed increase this device offers is a plus. If you don't care about an AC3 track and have a slow Mac then buy it. If you do care. Read Elgato's own forums and wait until there are reports the problems are fixed. But do not hold your breath for too long.

    This would be a 1 star review except for the very good subtitle features that have just been added.
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    I bought this peripheral in order to speed up the conversion of recorded (standard-def) DVDs into an "iTouch (2nd Gen.)-friendly" format. My previous process relied on the excellent Handbrake software (MacOS version), but the overall time taken by this approach as well as the severe overheating of my MacBook Pro resulting from the software encoding convinced me to switch to a hardware-based encoding. The comparison is as follows:

    1/ Quality (picture and sound) - no distinguishable differences between the hardware and software encoding

    2/ Ease of use - hardware encoder wins: easy to use presets for most formats / devices (including iPhones, PSP, etc.)

    3/ Performance - not really conclusive: the hardware encoding operates at c. 105 fps on a 2nd gen. MacBook Air, so about 50% to twice faster than a software encoding. So faster, but not by an order of magnitude... Now the down side as far as I am concerned is that overheating still results from the encoding, even using the hardware encoder (MBA CPU went up to c. 92 deg C!)

    4/ Value for money - software solution wins...
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    I produce videos for a living and wanted to speed up my workflow, and this tiny device really delivers a speed boost. Its really simple to use and produces very good results. Basically, with video, if you have good quality source footage then this device will give you pristine results. I did a test in medium to low light and at that point, I noticed that QuickTime 7 's basic export to Apple TV gave a very small improvement in image quality - maybe 5% better - not enough for a client to blow a gasket over though ; ) The device recognises the Blu ray/camcorder file structure and gives the option to combine all files or export as individual files - then just choose your export setting, or create a custom setting and click start. Simple.
    My only minor issue, it would be nice to have a list of export destinations, to choose from in a pop up window. Other options if you have the money would be a Matrox mini with h264 encoding, but you will pay about £600 for that device (it is a full input output box)
    in summary, for the price, quality and speed, this is well worth the money.
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