“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 29 - Macenstein

“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 29

[Thank you, we have a winner. This contest is now closed. Congratulations to faithful Macenstein reader Trip!]

On the Twenty-Ninth Day After Christmas, Macenstein gave to you (or, more accurately, gave you a chance to win…) a Turbo.264 from elgato!

elgato turbo h.264

Got an iPod, iPhone, PSP, or Apple TV and want to watch video on it?
Then you want the Turbo.264.

The Turbo.264 is a USB hardware video encoder which acts as a co-processor for your Mac, enabling you to quickly convert video (up to 15 times faster!) to the processor-intensive H.264 format without using your Mac’s resources. That means you can let the Turbo handle the heavy lifting compression duties, freeing your Mac’s processor to do more important things, like let you surf Macenstein.

Any Application that uses QuickTime to export video can take advantage of the Turb.264’s speed, including: iMovie, Final Cut, Compressor, Toast Titanium, EyeTV, MPEG StreamClip and others, but the Turbo.264 also comes with an easy “drag and drop” application as well. The application converts video that is not copy-protected one at a time or in a batch, and drops the converted file(s) into iTunes®, where they automatically sync with a connected iPod, Apple TV or iPhone. The Turbo.264 application also encodes video to a YouTube®-friendly format and uploads it to your YouTube account.

Turbo.264 supports DVD chapter markers, and enables you to pick from multiple audio tracks. It can also preserve Dolby Digitalâ„¢ audio when encoding to Apple TV format so you can play back video on your Apple TV with your multi-channel audio sound system. Turbo.264 supports the transcoding of entire transport streams, for example from set top boxes, and automatically detects widescreen DVD content to encode it without black bars.

To enter: Since the Turbo is all about speeding up the encoding of your favorite videos, leave us a comment telling us what is the best movie of all time? (Answers other than Army of Darkness will be reluctantly accepted). Winners will be picked randomly 7 days later and notified (kind of like in The Ring, only with less killing… we hope). Open to all readers world-wide. Good luck, and thanks for reading Macenstein! (Oh, and be sure to enter ALL our “12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaways!)
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456 Responses to ““The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 29”
  1. Christophear says:

    What the bleep we know? followed closely by 1900, and the Dark Knight along with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy tied in third place hihi

  2. The Blues Brothers.

  3. Darren Kwong says:

    Shawshank Redemption

  4. imajoebob says:

    Shakes The Clown

    Nothing else in cinema can match the opening scene appearance of Florence Henderson. Trust me. Add this to your NetFlix list. Now.

    (And look for a special appearance by Chuck Fromage)

  5. Hermann says:

    The Untouchables

  6. Mark O says:

    doc, please tell me you’ve seen it!


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