Turbo.264 HD 1.0.2 is now available.
Open the software, and choose Check For Updates from the Turbo.264 HD menu, for immediate download.
NOTE: Please unplug and replug the Turbo.264 HD hardware after launching this version, before encoding anything.
If you are updating from a previous version of Turbo.264 HD, quit the old application and move it to the Trash. Drag the new Turbo.264 HD application to your previous install location (or wherever you like) and launch it. The Turbo Setup Assistant will guide you through the complete setup and configuration of Turbo.264 HD.
This software will not work with Turbo.264 in any way. It is only for the new Turbo.264 HD unit.
What's new in Turbo.264 HD 1.0.2?
Improved Picture Quality
In many cases, encoded files are sharper due to improved deinterlacing, scaling, and scene change detection. This reduces encoding speed somewhat, especially on slower Macs.
New Advanced Options
Turbo.264 HD now features Progressive Scan source deinterlacing. The advanced motion detection and doubled frame rate result in excellent picture quality. Note that using Progressive Scan increases the CPU load, especially so for HD sources.
Open GOP structures are now supported by Turbo.264 HD. Depending on the source video, this more efficient encoding can be combined with higher GOP sizes and a lower bit rate to achieve comparable quality.
MediaSilo and FTP Upload
Automatic upload of encoded files to a MediaSilo account. To create a custom preset with a MediaSilo upload, edit an existing preset and go to the “Other” tab. Click the + button, then select the MediaSilo protocol.
The same feature is also available for generic FTP accounts by selecting the FTP protocol.
Keep Files After Encoding
Unchecking the new "Clear items list after encoding" preference keeps source video files in the Turbo.264 HD window, so they do not need to be re-added for multiple encodes.
Save Partial Exports
Checking the new “Keep incomplete files when “Stop” is clicked” preference enables encodes-in-progress to be stopped without losing the content that has been already encoded.
Sync issues with many FLV source files have been resolved.
Sync issues when encoding LP mode DV-PAL files have been resolved.
Encodes to Apple TV now play back on PS3.
Files with a resolution of 1440 x 1080 are no longer pillar boxed on PS3.
Various problems with the Apple TV preset regarding aspect ratio and Dolby Digital pass-through have been resolved.
Apple TV exports now playback with the correct aspect ratio when copied to the Apple TV.
EyeTV markers are now correctly exported as QuickTime chapter markers.
Fixed an issues with inline editing when using the mouse scroll button.
Data rates up to 20 Mbps are now supported.
The maximum GOP size has been increased to 600 frames.
Turbo.264 HD 1.0.2 requires:
• a Macintosh computer with a Intel Core processor
• 512 MB of RAM
• a built-in USB 2.0 port
• Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later (with all software and security updates installed)
• QuickTime 7.6 (or later)