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Elgato Turbo264

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Turbo.264.app_.zip (12.21 MB)
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For Mac OS X
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The Need for Speed

Videos can take a surprisingly long time to encode to the H.264 format – sometimes longer than the actual playing time. What’s more, H.264 video encoding can demand a sizeable chunk of system resources. How long and how much depends on:

Turbo.264 accelerates video encoding up to four times faster on Macs with Intel Core processors. On an older Mac like a PowerPC G4 or PowerPC G5, the acceleration is exponentially faster - some users report up to 10 and 15 times faster.

Convert Video for iTunes® and YouTube™

First and foremost, Turbo.264 acts as a co-processor for your Mac, enabling you to quickly convert video to the processor-intensive H.264 format without using your Mac’s resources. Turbo.264 also puts a new engine into your older (pre-Intel) Mac by dramatically accelerating the encoding process.

Turbo.264 comes with an easy “drag and drop” application. The application converts video that is not copy-protected one at a time or in a batch, and drops the converted file(s) into iTunes®, where they automatically synch with a connected iPod, Apple TV or iPhone. The Turbo.264 application also encodes video to a YouTube®-friendly format and uploads it to your YouTube account.

Turbo.264 supports DVD chapter markers, and enables you to pick from multiple audio tracks. It can also preserve Dolby Digital™ audio when encoding to Apple TV format so you can play back video on your Apple TV with your multi-channel audio sound system. Turbo.264 supports the transcoding of entire transport streams, for example from set top boxes, and automatically detects widescreen DVD content to encode it without black bars.

EyeTV software and Turbo.264 work together seamlessly, and this powerful duo is highly recommended for anyone who uses EyeTV’s Wi-Fi Access feature. Continue to watch and record live television while Turbo.264 does the heavy work of preparing recordings for Wi-Fi Access in the background.

Finally, Turbo.264 speeds up the H.264 (MPEG-4) export from many popular Macintosh video applications. Turbo.264 supports hardware acceleration in QuickTime Broadcaster™ for real-time encoding.

Under the Hood

The software application that comes with Elgato Turbo.264 offers an easy-to-use choice of presets for the iPod, Sony PSP, Apple TV, and iPhone. For Apple TV content, the quality of videos encoded with Turbo.264 software is unrivaled: Turbo.264 converts standard definition television recordings without scaling so that recordings appear on Apple TV in the same resolution they were recorded.

Experienced video enthusiasts can adjust size, aspect ratio, overscan, frame rate, data rate, and AAC audio by creating custom settings. This enables you to:

Turbo.264 supports 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios as well as widescreen content.

System Requirements

Technical Specifications

Connections: USB 2.0, bus powered

Input formats:

1. Applications using QuickTime export:

Any movie that QuickTime plays (through codecs that ship with QuickTime as well as codecs that are supplied by third-party components like Flip4Mac)

2. Turbo264 video converter software:

Any movie that QuickTime plays (through codecs that ship with QuickTime as well as codecs that are supplied by third-party components like Flip4Mac)
MPEG Program Stream/System Stream (including unencrypted DVD/HD DVD content)

Output formats:

Apple TV Video: Video: H.264 Main Profile, 5 Mbps max., 800x600 max., 30 fps max. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz (Note: If the source movie is larger than 800x600 it will be scaled to fit within 800x600 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 800x600 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller). When exporting to Apple TV format, for sources that contain Dolby Digital™ AC-3 audio, the digital audio will be passed through into the resulting file.

iPod High Video: H.264 Baseline Profile Low-Complexity, 1.5 Mbps max., 640x480 max., 30 fps max. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: If the source movie is larger than 640x480 it will be scaled to fit within 640x480 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 640x480 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller.)

iPod Standard Video: H.264 Baseline Profile (up to Level 1.3), 768 kbps max. 320x240 max., 30 fps max. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: If the source movie is larger than 320x240 it will be scaled to fit within 320x240 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 320x240 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller.)

iPhone Video: H.264 Baseline Profile (up to Level 1.3), 900 kbps max. 480×360 max., 30 fps max. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: If the source movie is larger than 480×360 it will be scaled to fit within 480×360 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 480×360 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller.)

Sony PSP Video: H.264 Main Profile, 512 Kbps, 320x180/320x240, 30 fps. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: A source with 16:9 aspect ratio will produce a 320x180 destination movie while a 4:3 video results in a 320×240 file.)

YouTube Video: H.264 Baseline Profile (up to Level 1.3), 300 kbps, 320x240, 30 fps max. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: If the source movie is larger than 320x240 it will be scaled to fit within 320x240 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 320x240 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller.)

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Intel:Mac)