Haivision launches Makito X4 video encoder

Video streaming technologies provider Haivision has announced the launch of its next-generation Makito encoder, the Makito X4 4K UHD HEVC/H.264 Video Encoder. The Makito X4 is based on Haivision’s all new MX4 HEVC/H.264 programmable 8 core encoding engine that reportedly delivers clear broadcast quality and the highest available density.

Speaking about the launch, Peter Maag, Chief Marketing Officer at Haivision said: “Broadcasters are thirsty for content and new ways to reduce costs and need to have their eye on 4K content workflows. We developed the Makito X4 in part to allow broadcasters to centralise their high value production teams and to reduce on-site event investments whether working in HD or 4K.”

The Makito X4 Video Encoder builds on the heritage and capabilities of the Makito video encoder and decoder product line that boasts over 50,000 units shipped throughout the broadcast, enterprise, and defense markets. Makito X was the first product to support Haivision’s revolutionary SRT protocol, now open source, that extends high performance broadcast workflows over internet-based networks.

The Makito X4 offers an extensible, future-proof platform that is built to adapt to the technology drivers in the broadcast industry with support for HDR, SMPTE 2110, and other advanced video encoding features to come in future releases.