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Elgato launches Turbo.264 HD

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San Francisco/Munich, March 19, 2009 – Elgato announces Turbo.264 HD, an incredibly fast and easy-to-use tool that converts video files to a format that can be played on an iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV, used on a computer, and shared on the web. Turbo.264 HD is indispensable for anyone who owns an HD camcorder. It automatically detects AVCHD camcorders and moves recordings to the Mac or iPod in one fast and easy step. Turbo.264 HD comes with an intuitive software application that enables Mac users to quickly convert any popular video format to a high-quality H.264 file in standard or HD resolutions. The powerful encoder hardware is faster than even the fastest Mac Pro and can be used to speed up the export function of other Mac applications such as iMovie.

Instant access to HD camcorders
Turbo.264 HD automatically detects AVCHD camcorders that are connected to the Mac. The intuitive Turbo.264 HD software makes it easy to preview and trim recordings, combine them into one movie and move them directly to the Mac or a YouTube account.

Converts all popular video formats
Drag and drop any video file into the application and convert it to a high-quality H.264 file in standard or HD resolutions. Turbo.264 HD supports AVCHD Video, QuickTime, AVI, DV, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 Program/Transport Stream, MPEG-4, MP4, M4V, H.263, H.264 AVC, Xvid, VIDEO_TS and many more.

Speeds up the export features of many popular Mac applications
Turbo.264 HD installs a QuickTime Component that enables it to accelerate H.264 exports other Mac applications. iMovie users can share their projects in less time and EyeTV will move recordings to the iPod much faster.

Suitable for pros as well as novices
Users can preview, trim and batch process videos. The choice of nine handy export presets, ranging from “iPod small” to “HD 1080p”, can easily be expanded by creating custom video output profiles.

About H.264
H.264 is the universal video compression standard that can be played on an iPod®, iPhone™, Apple TV®, gaming consoles, selected smartphones, and on the web. It offers extremely high quality video in small file sizes.

System requirements
Macintosh computer with Intel Core processor, 512 MB of RAM, built-in USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X 10.5.6 Leopard (or later), QuickTime 7.6 (or later)

Turbo.264 HD ships today and is available to buy online immediately, and will be available in stores very soon. You can buy direct from Elgato at or most Mac retailers, including the Apple Store.

US Dollars $149.95
Euros €149.95 including VAT
British Pounds £139.95 including VAT
Australian Dollars $379.00
New Zealand Dollars $479.00

About Elgato
Elgato Systems is the home of internationally acclaimed EyeTV, the world’s leading software to watch, record, and edit television on the Mac. With offices in San Francisco USA and Munich, Germany, Elgato’s award-winning EyeTV hardware offers a full range of solutions for SDTV and HDTV on the Mac.