Looking for options to encode h.264 at realtime or faster. So far the only options seem to be a Matrox MXO2 Mini with MAX - connected via Thunderbolt (I'm on a Macbook usually). That's a lot of hardware for just h.264 since I don't really need the input/output of the box.
A Matrox CompressHD card looks great. But I would need a thunderbolt expansion chassis which doesn't actually exist right now, and then Matrox would need to make thunderbolt drivers, so who knows?
There is also the elgato h.264 USB stick. But mixed reports on if it actually works with Premiere and the like.
Any other possible solutions?