Just came across this. Seem like Elgato has upgraded their Turbo H.264 encoder to support AVCHD input and HD output. The site says that you can work with the file a both iMovie and Final Cut. I'm curious as to what format it actually outputs to though (ya ya i know it exports H.264 but I'm wondering what would you have to set you sequence settings to in Final Cut Pro). What do you think? AIC 1920x1080i60? Anyone take the plunge yet and try it out? or at least came across a review of it? EDIT: So a quick look into the user manual available at the Elgato site states that when you install the Turbo.264, it installs a quick time component that allows other applications to access it. Now the manual only has instructions on using the device with iMovie 09' and Quicktime (Pro). But I wonder because Quicktime can use it, and Final Cut taps into Quicktime. I wonder if Final Cut is able to fully utilize the device.