Elgato Turbo.264 HD Review

Alright, so you’ve shot some great home movies on your DSLR or camcorder. Next comes the part nobody looks forward to. Getting your media off the camera, onto your devices and onto YouTube.What if there was a program that did all of that for you?

Well, Elgato has released a new program which does this with simplicity, elegance, and most importantly . . . speed.  The new Turbo.264 HD will not just convert your videos but it will sync them with iTunes and upload them to YouTube. [Read more...]

SmugMug Adds Embedded Video

A few months ago, SmugMug added video capabilities to its repertoire of sharing features.  SmugMug has now followed up with embedding capabilities for a variety of video sizes including HD.  Don MacAskill gives the rundown on the new H.264 embedded format here

I’m a big SmugMug advocate. I’ve been nothing but thrilled with their photo hosting and sharing services. You can read more of my thoughts on an earlier Photography Bay post – 7 Alternatives to Flickr.

While SmugMug “demands video to be awesome”, I ran into a little bit of a lag issue on my aging iMac G5.  I have to say though, that the video quality looks great for a flash-based video. How’s the above video working for you (for both streaming and quality)?

If you decide to give SmugMug a try, you can use this code ( 7jCtURK05RxCQ ) in the ‘Referred by’ field on the signup form to save $5 from whatever account you sign up for. (Disclosure: I get a credit as well.)