- Comes complete with video converter software for Mac, which can be used with or without the hardware accelerator
- Boosts the software’s speed of video conversion, especially on slower Macs
- Accelerates the delivery of EyeTV recordings to iPhone and iPad
- Maximizes the picture quality of the EyeTV app (available on the App Store for €3.99) by adapting the video stream to available bandwidth during live TV streaming
A software-only version of Turbo.264 HD is also available.
Video converter with hardware accelerator
Turbo.264 HD adds an extra engine to your Mac and saves you time if you convert a lot of video. It's highly recommended for HD camcorder enthusiasts and EyeTV users.Turbo.264 HD comes complete with video converter software for Mac, which gives you an easy way to convert camcorder & video files for iPhone or iPad in an extremely high-quality format. A software-only version of Turbo.264 HD is also available.
Boost the speed of your Mac
The speed of your Mac determines how long it will take to convert video. For example, it determines how long it will take to prepare EyeTV recordings for export, and whether it’s able to stream live TV to an iPhone and iPad. Turbo.264 HD connects via USB to act as a “co-processor” and accelerates video conversion especially on slower Macs.
Comes complete with Turbo.264 HD video converter software
Convert any video file to a high-quality format that you can play on an iPhone and iPad. It’s a fast and easy way to transfer HD camcorder video to a Mac. Turbo.264 HD software works with or without the connected hardware.
- Get instant access to HD camcorder video
- Convert video to the universal H.264 format – fast
- Generate superior-quality video for iPhone & iPad playback
- Preview and trim video files before converting them
- Create HD video and upload automatically to YouTube
Supercharge EyeTV exports to iTunes
A killer feature of EyeTV is the ability to watch EyeTV recordings on your iPhone and iPad, anywhere and anytime. Turbo.264 HD works with your Mac and with EyeTV to transfer your content even more quickly so you can be out the door with the latest TV almost as soon as the show is over.
Better Live TV Streaming
If you use the EyeTV app (available on the App Store for just €3.99), you’ve already discovered the freedom of streaming television live to your iPhone and iPad. Turbo.264 HD gives you the best possible viewing experience and eliminates stuttering when your network connection gets weak; it automatically adjusts the bit rate of the video delivered to your iPhone and iPad whenever the connection signal fluctuates.
Which one is right for me?
- Macintosh computer with Intel Core processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- Built-in USB 2.0 por
- Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard (or later
- QuickTime 7.6 (or later)
AVCHD Video, QuickTime, AVI, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 Program/Transport Stream, MPEG-4, MP4, M4V, .MTS, H.263, H.264 AVC, Xvid, VIDEO_TS and many more.
iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, YouTube, YouTube HD, HD 720p, HD 1080p, Sony PSP®, custom profiles.
USB 2.0, bus powered
Size and weight
- Height: 10 mm
- Width: 30 mm
- Depth: 73 mm
- Turbo.264 HD video encoder hardware
- Turbo.264 HD video converter software (CD-ROM)
- USB cable
"The best we’ve seen is Turbo.264 HD, which for $150 blazes through Mac conversions of non-iPod/iPhone videos into H.264 format; we saw nearly a 5X boost even when used with a 2008 computer."
"Doesn’t take a genius to see the difference in time saved here. A 15 minute difference... the benefits of using the Elgato Turbo.264 HD are obvious."
Turbo.264 HD DVD Encoding Time Tests, dizzydoug.tv
Overall, the Turbo.264 HD is a fine device that professionals can use for mobile editing or to increase the number of videos that can be compressed simultaneously.
of my biggest expenses has always been buying new large hard drives for
my ever increasing collecXon of footage (going on two years now!). The
Turbo.264 HD actually makes it possible I can put 2 years worth of
footage on one (small) bus-powered hard drive. "
Shawn Ahmed, anti-poverty activist and independant filmmaker
Learn more about Shawn's work here: Save the Children
bottom line. Pro editors already have specialized gear for encoding
video, but for the average Mac user, Turbo.264 HD makes working with
video—including 720p or 1080p HD—a much speedier process.
If you are looking for quick and easy video encoding for home use, then this is it.
results of the Elgato Turbo.264 HD's compression are excellent. While
you might not need the very best resolution for your iPhone, it is
capable of producing high quality video with jack rabbit speed... My
bottom line is that Elgato has simply made an excellent product that
"For EyeTV owners especially it's a
recommended buy, but for anyone who loves to share video by exporting it
to one device or many will find this hardware encoder a godsend."
Macworld Australia, May 2009
Elgato Turbo.264 HD integrates perfectly with pour BoinxTV based
workflow. Trimming a recorded show is extremely easy, and encoding is
faster than with any software encoder we ever tried. All in all,
Turbo.264 HD is a huge time saver for us.
Bastian Wölfle, Bitnapping.tv
"I have used it to convert more than 2500 video files.
I think its safe to say that I know the product well... Elgato
Turbo.264HD is the best device for converting all types of video formats
money can buy. With its ability to trim out commercials, import DVD’s,
and the blazing speed make this product one of the best I’ve reviewed in
floored by the speed at which it processes HD files. Simply stunned.
The only satisfactory way i'd found to successfully convert HD .mkv
files to .mp4 was using compressor and it often took up to 48 hours..
that's right, two days... and even then the sound was stereo. Now I can
do it in just over twice realtime and keep the AC3 sound... I'm very,
Colin Blakeston, cameraman/editor and satisfied customer
Elgato's turbo.264HD is a great encoder for those who need to basically
do a lot of video encoding and want it done quickly. It's extremely
intuitive, making it quick and simple to use, and is also the fastest
one we've tried to date."
Andi Wang, Gizmodo.com
"Ideal if you want to load up your iPhone, iPod or PSP for watching movies on the go, but it's not only the ability to drag files into the application that we like. The fact that it improves encoding time in other consumer editing applications like iMovie or the company's own EyeTV is also a bonus."
"Verdict: Simple but incredibly effective the Elgato Turbo.264 HD works and works well"
new one is a great gadget to own. Especially if you have a camcorder
that can use it. Or, for the non-techy tpyes that just want a simple and
easy method to put video on their iPod or Apple TV. Also, anyone that
uses EyeTV should have a Turbo.264. They work together very well. […]
I'm not afraid to recommend the Turbo.264 HD to anyone looking for a
simple solution to video converting."
Turbo.264 HD is a must-buy for any Mac user, amateur or pro, who
dabbles heavily in video and does lots of footage converting. Ditto for
heavy EyeTV users like me; it's already saved me tons of time.
Julio Ojeda-Zapata, St. Paul Pioneer Press
We've come to rely on the (original Turbo.264)
as a key component in our production workflow, with keys installed on
most production machines. The speed and encoding quality is unmatched,
especially for a "consumer" level product being used in a professional
environment. The only thing we could not handle were HD encodes. The new
Turbo.264 HD is exactly what we have been waiting for, and after seeing
the speed it is more than we could have imagined. It is truly an
Matt Silverman, Creative Director, Bonfire www.bonfirelabs.com
home movies for viewing on the iPhone can be a tedious business -
especially if you own an older Mac. The Turbo.264 HD speeds up the
process considerably by acting as a dedicated H.264 co-processor - and
even enables you to rip high definition AVCHD files. The accompanying
software comes with a range of built-in presets for devices like the
iPhone, Apple TV and even PS3 and is slick and easy to use.