Makito X4 Video Encoder

Encode pristine-quality video at low latency in 4K UHD, quad-HD, and HDR with native SRT for secure and reliable streaming over IP.

Makito X4 Video Encoder

Low Latency Encoder for Live Broadcast and Mission-Critical Video


Widely deployed by broadcast, enterprise, and defense customers, the Makito X4 Video Encoder efficiently encodes and streams pristine 4K UHD and HD video at ultra-low latency. With a rich set of features available in a compact form-factor, it provides the quality, security, and reliability needed for even the most demanding live video applications.

4K Pristine Quality

Pristine-Quality Live Video

Video Inputs

SDI and ST 2110 Video Inputs

Ultra-Low Latency

Ultra-Low Latency

Multi-Camera Stream

Multi-Camera Stream Sync

Award Winning

Emmy® Award-Winning Secure Reliable Transport

Makito X4 benefit - Intuitive

Intuitive, Browser-Based User Interface

High Density Video

High-Density Video Processing

Trusted by Thousands

Trusted by Thousands

Quality up to 4K

Pristine-Quality Video up to 4K

Supporting resolutions up to 4K UHD or up to four simultaneous HD sources, the Makito X4 Encoder is ideally suited for live broadcast contribution and mission-critical video, especially in applications where high picture quality is essential. Encode with 4:2:2 chroma subsampling for remote production and 10-bit pixel depths for high dynamic range (HDR) video, in PQ or HLG, and with wide color gamut (WCG) support for a more vibrant and immersive viewing experience.

Easy-To-Use, Intuitive User Interface

The Makito X4 Encoder features a user-friendly interface that simplifies setup, provides thumbnails for stream monitoring, and real-time statistics. Accessible via a web browser, it allows remote configuration and control of video encoding and streaming. With presets and configurable settings, it ensures a streamlined and efficient operational experience for broadcasters and ISR users alike.

Accessible from anywhere
Real-time video

Real-Time Video at Ultra-Low Latency

Where end-to-end latency must be as low as possible, from high quality broadcast productions to bandwidth constrained ISR applications, the Makito X4 can encode and stream your content in real-time. Combining a powerful encoding engine with support for low latency streaming, the Makito X4 Encoder is the ideal solution for when every millisecond matters.

Power and Flexibility for All Destinations

Supporting both HEVC and H.264 codecs with 8 under-the-hood video encoding cores, the Makito X4 provides up to four 3G-SDI inputs or support for ST 2110, enabling it to process a single 4K/UHD or up to four 1080p HD sources simultaneously. If you need to stream your live content to multiple destinations at varying bitrates, codecs, and resolutions, then the Makito X4 Encoder is the ideal solution.

Power and flexibility
Secure and reliable

The Original SRT Video Encoder

The Makito X4 Encoder features native support for the Emmy-winning SRT streaming protocol—Haivision’s open-source innovation for secure and reliable transport of live video over IP networks. SRT enables low latency streaming in the face of jitter, bandwidth fluctuations, and packet loss. For valuable or sensitive content, SRT also includes support for AES-128/256 encryption.

Enable Remote Production with Stream Sync

Keep all your encoded video streams in sync, even when transporting live feeds across IP networks such as the Internet. The Makito X4 Encoder embeds timestamps into outgoing streams which are used by the Makito X4 Decoder to ensure frame synchronization before outputting to SDI. The Stream Sync feature supports multi-camera remote production over IP networks, providing a cost-effective approach that can reduce the need for on-site resources.

Multi-camera production
4K Channel density

Compact and High Channel Density

Available as either an appliance or blade with up to 4 HD inputs, the Makito X4’s ultra-portable design perfectly suits field deployment through a small form-factor and power efficiency. When used in conjunction with Haivision’s rack-mountable MB21 Chassis, it offers the highest 4K channel density available, providing up to 84 HD or 21 UHD channels in a single 4RU rack module—ideal for high-density video applications in space constrained environments.

Product Specifications

Makito X4 Video Encoder - Quad

Makito X4 Encoder – Quad

4K UHD / Multi HD (x4)
HEVC / H.264
64 Audio Channels

Makito X4 Video Encoder - Single

Makito X4 Encoder – Single

4K UHD / HD (x1)
HEVC / H.264
16 Audio Channels

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