6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Saves time and sanity,
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This review is from: Elgato Turbo.264 HD Encoder for Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad 1, iPad 2 and Mac Computers (10020196) (Personal Computers)
I purchased this to speed up h.264 encoding of an hour long concert video shot in HD. What was taking 4 to 6 hours to encode now takes about 45 minutes. That simple. . .it saves a LOT of time.
You do sacrifice some control of quality as your options for quality are diminished, but I've found the quality settings are more than adequate and you can always go back to software compression if you need granular control.
It's a tool in the arsenal and can really save you time, especially for intermediate renders to check edits and quality. Simple to use and integrates with Final Cut Pro.
Also useful for transcoding videos for use on your iPod/iPad/AppleTV.