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Rob Grauert
ElGato Turbo.264
on Apr 27, 2012 at 12:28:12 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know if the Turbo.264 provides better results than Compressor alone, or is it just an accelerator?

Thanks :D

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Shane Ross
Re: ElGato Turbo.264
on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:09:54 pm

I find it just accelerates. But it doesn't work inside Compressor. You use the Elgato app to encode

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Rob Grauert
Re: ElGato Turbo.264
on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:13:02 pm

Ahh, ok. Thanks, Shane

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Jason Brown
Re: ElGato Turbo.264
on Apr 27, 2012 at 2:06:26 pm

Shane, how does this compare to the Matrox?


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Shane Ross
Re: ElGato Turbo.264
on Apr 27, 2012 at 3:27:09 pm

Matrox is better. Because it works inside Compressor, you can modify settings and tweak quality. Elgato Turbo only had presets that you can tweak a little.

Even with basic presets, the Matrox is better.

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Jason Brown
Re: ElGato Turbo.264
on Apr 27, 2012 at 5:18:17 pm

What about portability? To get access to the Matrox on a laptop, u have to have a mxo2 mini, tethered to power. Is elgato worthit for preview on site work that just needs done quickly and can be ok with lower quality?


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Jeremy Doyle
Re: ElGato Turbo.264
on Apr 27, 2012 at 3:16:44 pm

I haven't used the HD version, but I do have the original which I used quite a bit on G4 and G5 system. It made h.264 encoding real-time on those systems.

I never liked the results as much as the ones I got from compressor, but they were fine for working with remote producers. There were a few more artifacts and less detail in the darks which the original Elegato seemed to crush.

The HD version seems to be much more customizable than the the original, but I get quite a bit better than real-time encoding on my intel machine and for my workflow I only encode at night, lunch, or break time anyway so I haven't looked into speeding up the process recently.

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Olivier Aubut
Re: ElGato Turbo.264
on Apr 27, 2012 at 10:23:42 pm

Shane, I've been using the elgato Turbo.264 HD in compressor for while now, it works great. I can even add TCburn to my clips.

The trick is to select Quicktime Export Components from the File Format, and then choose Elgato Turbo.264 HD as the Encoder Type.

Hope it helps.



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Shane Ross
Re: ElGato Turbo.264
on Apr 27, 2012 at 10:28:55 pm

Well what do you know. Color me informed. Thanks.

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Justin Barham
Re: ElGato Turbo.264
on Jul 8, 2012 at 2:31:47 am

Hecks yeah you can use it with Compressor. These things rock. Only wish you could use a cluster of them.

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