We’re giving away three copies of Turbo.264 HD video Converter by Elgato - Macenstein

We’re giving away three copies of Turbo.264 HD video Converter by Elgato

Contest is now over. Congratulations to faithful Macenstein readers Rob, Chris, and Kaitlyn.

$50? I think we can do better than that!

Whether you want to admit it or not, we’re living in an HD world folks, and your crappy SD footage just ain’t gonna cut it. It’s time to run out and steal yourself an HD camcorder, download some Torrented HD shows, and rip some Hollywood Blu-Ray discs and then start compressing that sweet crisp footage for your iPhone, iPod, Apple TV and iPad.

What? You can’t? What’s the matter? Don’t you own Turbo.264 HD video Converter by Elgato, the world’s fastest and most versatile piece of video compression software specifically geared towards the iOS lifestyle? Well why not? Perhaps, judging from the fact that you are stealing camcorders and pirating videos, maybe the $50 price tag is holding you back. Well, while we personally think $50 is a steal for this software, we understand times are tough, and that’s why we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Elgato to give 3 lucky readers their very own copy of the hottest compression software on the Mac App store.

Turbo.264 HD video Converter
Convert any video file to a very high-quality format that you can play on an iPhone and iPad and share with friends on the web. Turbo.264 HD software can handle nearly any kind of video file, including Unencrypted DVDs, downloads, MKV files, AVI files, and much more.

Input formats
AVCHD Video, QuickTime, AVI, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 Program/Transport Stream, MPEG-4, MP4, M4V, .MTS, H.263, H.264 AVC, Xvid, VIDEO_TS and many more.

Output formats
iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, YouTube, YouTube HD, HD 720p, HD 1080p, Sony PSP®, plus flexible custom profiles.

Full list of features here, but trust us, you want it.

How to Enter:
There are two ways to enter. First, anyone leaving a comment below will automatically be entered in the contest. But for a second, and even THIRD chance to win, just follow me on Twitter (click here or the giant Twitter icon below). I’ll pick one random winner from the comments, and TWO random winners from Twitter. Winners will be picked randomly on the holiest of holy days, February 2nd, Groundhog’s Day. Good luck!

217 Responses to “We’re giving away three copies of Turbo.264 HD video Converter by Elgato”
  1. I’l like a copy of that.

  2. YouKnowWho says:

    You mean “St. Groundhog’s Day”. (As long as you stuck that ” ‘s” on the end, might as well make good use of it.)

  3. Kabir says:


  4. Copper says:

    I shall continue to resist your evil plan to make me join twitter

  5. Gage says:

    I could use this

  6. Mike W says:

    I like the first one. I need the new one.

  7. HUghes Boutin says:

    Hey, it would be nice. Thanks for the contest.

  8. Gene says:

    I need this.

  9. jc says:

    Nice peice of software.

  10. Michael Kremer says:

    As a teacher, I sure could use this to grab teachable media from television.

  11. Gina says:

    I’ll take one!

  12. ryan says:

    Very cool: I would love turbo.264 hd

  13. Randy Clark says:

    Love my EyeTV already. Wouldn’t turn my nose up at this app at the bargain price of FREE!

  14. Shauna says:

    I’m in. 🙂

  15. Georg says:

    Holy cow! Me wants!

  16. myztero says:

    Great opportunity. Thanks!

  17. Gregg says:

    good prize. I look forward to winning.

  18. d says:

    Yes, please.

  19. George says:

    I would love to try this software. Thanks.

  20. Tim says:

    count me in!

  21. Ron says:

    This would go great with my EyeTV.

  22. fractured says:

    Please make Groundhog Day lucky for me. I’d hate to relive a day over and over where I lost.

  23. ric ede says:

    its my birthday on the 2nd feb – would be a good present.

  24. Joost Miltenburg says:

    Ik doe mee !

  25. Dennis says:

    The Bird is the Word!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Wow! There’s a lot of entrants! Oh wait, I’ve commented! Yay! I’m in! 😀

  27. Tom Ross says:

    Great program, be nice to win. Even better way to “celebrate” Groundhog’s Day.

  28. Blurred says:

    Memememememe 🙂

  29. Tom Pintens says:

    Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

  30. Dave says:

    I like HD

  31. John McAlister says:

    This is one of the fun and funniest Mac News sites around, and the hot chicks just make it better!

  32. Calvin says:

    Me! I like Elgato stuff!

  33. Kev Barnes says:

    I guess you have to be in it to win it, so here I am 🙂

  34. Mark says:

    Excellent, the return of the fabled Macenstein contest, your 12 days of Christmas (?) contest was sorely missed [by me] this year, glad to see you’re back in the saddle!

    P.S. PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!

  35. Trent Thrash says:

    Yes please

  36. dlowe402 says:

    I too have recently DUMPED Directv in favor of my Apple TV, Netflix and OTA for local stuff. Found that we are in a market where this CoolTV is and the kids love it. It is how MTV was when it started and it’s free and over the air. Anywho, I have been converting my stuff from DVD lately and this would be a really nice way to do it so COUNT ME IN DOC!!!

  37. Wil says:

    youhoo, over here!

  38. LarsHart says:


  39. Bob says:

    Free! I like free.

  40. Mike says:

    This is an excellent giveaway!!
    I could really use this!

  41. Austin Wong says:

    Please pick this wonderful comment to win….

  42. Jeff Skurkis says:

    Game on! Would love a copy.

  43. THE.MAC.GOD says:

    One Turbo.264 HD, pretty prease!

  44. Pat Fallis says:

    Turbo.264 for me please.

  45. Gabe says:

    With as many of these contests as I have entered relative to the amount of comments, the odds should catch up with me at some point here…

  46. John says:

    Yippee ! i would love to try an Elgato product out but i just recently purchased a 1st gen 2.0 Ghz Mac Pro and now broke. It would be nice see what this beast can do.

  47. Susie Funk says:

    Seriously, PICK ME please!

  48. Gabriel says:

    Simple GUI, quick and easy conversion without all these menus and options like some other programs to dig through. I definitely want this!

  49. Gary Ronkowski says:

    This app is a welcome addition.

  50. Ron Hartmus says:

    Love the original program and I am ready to move up to HD. Free is always good.


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