Created on December 7, 2017

Makito X Encoder: Network Adaptive Encoding

Learn how the Makito X encoder uses available bandwidth to maximize your video quality.



The Makito X, providing low latency H.264 or HEVC encoding for Broadcast, Enterprise, and Defense. With over 10 years of feature development, the Makito X is incredibly rich in capabilities. And we’re very proud to talk about one of these in particular, Network Adaptive Encoding.

I think I speak on behalf of all of us. Your available bandwidth is one of your biggest concerns. Whether you’re setting a point to point broadcast contribution link or delivering at the highest quality bitrate to your CDN, when your bandwidth chokes, you can forget about streaming. With the Makito X using the magic of Haivision’s SRT, network adaptive encoding will detect changes in the available bandwidth and adjust the video bitrate accordingly. This negotiation assures optimal stream delivery even when your network chokes.

So, for example, let’s say for argument’s sake when I start my stream, I have 10 Mbps of bandwidth to send the video. And then some local users jump on, and my bandwidth drops to 5. The Makito X detects this change and quickly lowers the bitrate. So instead of losing your signal, you keep getting the best possible signal.

But it doesn’t end here. As the available bandwidth comes back, the Makito X will cautiously increase the bandwidth back to target levels of maximum quality and performance, all while still monitoring for further bandwidth constraints. So just plan for the best because we’ve already prepared for the worst. Whether you’re in Broadcast, Enterprise, or Defense, the Makito X has got you covered. Reach out to find out more.