Haivision Makito X4 Video Encoder Now Delivers Enhanced Picture Quality and Even Lower Latency
The award-winning Haivision Makito X4 Video Encoder, built upon the heritage of the bestselling Makito X platform just got even better thanks to the latest 1.3 release. Synonymous with ultra-low latency, pristine quality, and rock-solid reliability, the Makito X4 is trusted by organizations worldwide for a wide range of use cases and industries. Here’s what you need to know about Haivision’s flagship real-time video encoding and streaming solution.
A core edge device and part of Haivision’s intelligent-edge connected-cloud solution portfolio fueled by Haivision’s widely adopted SRT low latency network protocol, the Makito X4 video encoder is a low latency 4K UHD and quad-HD video encoder for secure and reliable streaming of live content over IP networks including the internet.
“Haivision has allowed us to not only provide robust, high quality video signals for our operations team but also reliable, extremely low latency, low bandwidth video signals so we can efficiently operate and manage our video remotely.”
Brad Cheney, VP Field Operations and Engineering, Fox Sports
What’s New in 1.3?
Building on an already long list of features, this third major update since its initial launch leverages the flexibility of the Makito X4’s software-defined feature set and high-performance hardware platform design to deliver up to 25% lower latency, enhanced video quality, and frame-accurate multi-stream delivery for remote broadcast challenges.
“Today’s broadcast networks depend on the transmission of real-time video from the field to production centers or cloud production services even when faced with limited bandwidth,” said Peter Maag, CMO, Haivision. “By squeezing the highest picture quality out of every bit transmitted and enabling creatives to produce multiple streams in real-time, Haivision is addressing this core industry challenge.”
The specific improvements in the newest release of the Makito X4 encoder include:
- Enhanced Video Quality – support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) video encoding for video contribution to complete the highest quality camera to production workflow.
- Lower Latency – up to 25% reduction in the amount of time to encode video by taking advantage of advanced slice-based encoding techniques.
- Increased Timing Precision – enabling synchronized multiple-camera streaming for real-time on-premise or cloud-native live broadcast production.
- HEVC over RTSP – a uniquely capable, extremely high performance, and high picture quality alternative to fuel video management software (VMS) platforms
“As production people, we use whatever solutions are best of breed, that’s what our clients expect. The Makito video encoders are just that; the UI is simple and easy to use, they offer extremely low latency, and are always rock solid and reliable. These products are mainstays in our studio.”
Corey Behnke, Co-founder, and Producer, Live X
Any Makito X4 video encoder can be upgraded to immediately take advantage of the new capabilities.