I am a great fan of Elgato’s EyeTV and have been thinking for some time about buying their turbo.264 USB device to speed up the conversion and encoding of my recordings for use on the iPod touch or iPhone.
As I was near an Apple Store today I decided to pop in and see if they had one. Thought I found it and checked the price, wow, £139.95.
I know that buying retail can sometimes be a little more expensive, but the price seemed ridiculous, I had expected it to be around to £80-£100 mark.
Well, at least with the Apple Store with all their computers and free wifi I thought I would just recheck the Elgato website, and there on their website was the device for £139.95.
At this point I noticed the name, the turbo.264 HD read a little more and realised that this was not the turb0.264 I thought it was, but a new product, one which would also do HD. Released back in March I had missed the release.
Are you frustrated by the amount of time it takes to get the video out of your new HD camcorder and into a watchable format?
Do you want to watch your videos and EyeTV recordings on your iPod, iPhone or Apple TV?
Do you wish it didn’t take so long for your EyeTV recordings to be ready for Wi-Fi Access?
Want to put your videos on YouTube and take advantage of their new HD features?
Do you own a Sony PSP® and need a way to export videos to it?
Are you a video professional and need an efficient and inexpensive way to compress your video for streaming or the web?
Turbo.264 HD is right for you.
As well as speeding up my EyeTV recording conversions I can also use it for other video conversion. Shall be interesting to see how much faster it does work.
Initial tests seem to show that it does work faster.