Feeds

Elgato H.264 encoder gains 1080p processing

Turbo.264 HD launched

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Mac TV tuner specialist Elgato has updated its Turbo.264 video conversion dongle by bunging 'HD' on the end of the name and equipping it with the ability to handle 1080p content.

Elgato Turbo.264 HD

Elgato's Turbo.264 HD: 1080p? No problem

The Turbo.264 is all about converting video content into the H.264 format favoured not only by Apple's iPod, iPhone and Apple TV devices, but also the Sony PlayStation Portable and other gadgets.

So far, the dongle's done a good job of accelerating the process of converting any video format supported by Apple's QuickTime - including codecs plugged into QuickTime by third-parties, so that means WMV, FLV, AVI and a host of others - into H.264 in device-friendly forms.

Elgato Turbo.264 HD

Pre-set for popular devices and sites - or set your own

Elgato said the new unit provides a big speed boost over the original, and adds support for the camcorder-oriented AVCHD hi-def format, in addition to HD encoded in MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 forms.

The Turbo.264 software will automatically detect the connection of an AVCHD camcorder to your Mac so you can transcode footage straight from the camera onto your hard disk.

The Turbo.264 HD goes on sale today priced at £140/$150/€150. ®

Review
Elgato Turbo.264
Elgato EyeTV DTT Deluxe 'world's smallest' USB TV tuner

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register
Bentley found in a hedge gets WW2 lump insertion
What's MISSING on Amazon Fire Phone... and why it WON'T set the world alight
You fought hard and you saved and earned. But all of it's going to burn...
Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids
Stylish Googlephones for not-so-deep pockets
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.