Elgato, a leading manufacturer of TV recording software and TV tuners, has updated its EyeTV software to add support for Apple’s iPad.
EyeTV 3.4, a free software update for all EyeTV 3 users, adds optimized support for playback on iPad. EyeTV 3.4 now features one-click export of recorded television shows, automatically creating HD video files optimized for what Elgato promises is superb quality playback on the iPad’s higher resolution screen, as well as the iPhone, iPod and Apple TV.
EyeTV 3.4 is a free update to existing EyeTV 3 users; EyeTV 3 costs $80. The EyeTV iPhone app is a $5 download from the App Store.
EyeTV 3.4 is a universal application, which works on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs. An Intel Mac is required for streaming to the iPhone app. Elgato notes in a press release that EyeTV 3.4 is the last version that will support PowerPC-based Macs. Future software updates will require an Intel Mac. EyeTV 3.4 requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later; Elgato recommends Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later with all software and security updates installed.