May 16 2007
Elgato Systems announces the Turbo.264: a hardware encoder in USB stick format that converts video files to the H.264 (MP4) format for iPod, Apple TV, and Sony PSP. Turbo.264 accelerates exports by a factor of 4 on an Intel Core 2 Duo up to a factor of 10 on a PowerPC G4.
The Turbo.264 is able to offload the computationally intensive software conversion of video files away from your Macintosh, leaving it free for other tasks–a virtual co-processor for the Mac. Turbo.264 supports all Macs with USB 2.0 with no need for additional software–Turbo.264 comes with video conversion software by Elgato. Simply drag-and-drop videos into the application and chose one of four formats: iPod Standard, iPod High, Apple TV, Sony PSP.
Turbo.264 is available immediately for USD$99.95. The package includes the USB 2.0 Hardware Encoder, the Turbo.264 software on CD-ROM, a user’s guide on CD-ROM, a quick start guide as well as a USB extension cable.