Haivision’s Makito X4 Wins 2019 WFX Best New Product Award
We are thrilled to share that last night, Haivision’s Makito X4 video encoder was recognized by Worship Facilities and won a 2019 WFX Best New Product Awards at WFX Conference. In this blog post, we will briefly review why this ultra latency video encoder won Best New Product for faith, in the “Podcasting, Webcasting or Streaming ($2,501+)” category, and highlight some of the considerations that your ministry may want to take into account when looking for a video encoder of your own.
The Makito X4 is an ultra low latency HEVC and H.264 video encoder which can ingest full 4K UHD, or up to four HD inputs at the same time. It became available in June of this year – it is considered to be a remarkable development in the broadcast world, yet also brings many exciting possibilities to ministries looking to spread their message with video streaming.
High Density Encoding – Getting More Done with One Video Encoder
The Makito X4’s 8 encoding cores give ministries a number of options. You can simultaneously stream up to 4 HD video streams or one 4K UHD video stream. This will give your ministry the ability to stream in 4K UHD, should you be streaming to a larger display.
This also gives your ministry the option to stream multiple camera angles at the same time, giving your viewers the opportunity to see more of your service. And with Stream Sync technology, the Makito X4 ensures that your different video streams are synchronized, giving your team the ability to switch between angles without missing a single moment.
Keeping Latency Low, and Quality High
The Makito X4 is an ultra low latency video encoder, minimizing delay to enable easy interactivity, which is especially helpful for ministries interested in bi-directional video streaming. Furthermore, ministries won’t need to decide between maximizing quality and minimizing delay. The Makito X4 brings your viewers closer to the action, with low latency and exceptional quality, streaming in 10-bit 4:2:2 quality.
Bringing Your Ministry Together
Depending on your campus and your area, networks can become a little unreliable. This is why it’s important that your video streaming workflows can adapt to unpredictable network conditions. The Makito X4 is a reliable option with Network Adaptive Encoding, ensuring that your streams are reliable, even if your network isn’t. And with 256-bit AES encryption, the Makito X4 will ensure that your streams remain secure.
The Makito X4 is truly a modern video encoder for today’s, and tomorrow’s ministries. It delivers exceptional video quality, next-generation performance, and the highest available 4K UHD and HD encoding density. And it’s this focus on the future that we believe earned the Makito X4 its recognition as the best new product in the “Podcasting, Webcasting or Streaming Product ($2,501+)” category.
We are grateful for this recognition from our friends at Worship Facilities and Worship Tech Director, and can’t wait to introduce our technology to ministries looking to share their message online. Click here to learn more about the Makito X4, or here to learn about our complete video streaming solutions for ministries.