Created on March 3, 2015

Makito X H.264 Video Encoder Product Video

Get a brief overview on the Makito X encoding workflow, including input sources, compression and encapsulation. See how they can support you in delivering secure, low-latency HD video over any network.



Hi, my name is Geoffrey, and I’m the product marketing manager for Haivision. And this video will provide you with a brief overview of the Makito X Encoder.

So today, we’ll be going over the basics of a Makito X video encoding workflow. We’ll start with the input sources, which means video, audio, and metadata. We’ll discuss compression. So resolution and bitrate. And encapsulation. So what are a couple of the protocols that are available to you with the Makito X Encoder and how they support you in transporting secure, low latency, HD video over any network?

So one of the first things you’ll notice when you log into the user interface is you’ll always be presented with a snapshot of available output streams and input sources. Within those snapshots, you’ll have a brief overview of what parameters have been set as well as quick actions like stop, pause, play, and delete.

Once I dive a little deeper into the video encoders, you’ll notice that I have two available input sources. The reason being is that the Makito X is available in a couple of different configurations. Single and dual-channel, for example. Once I select a channel, I will then be provided with an overview of its supported resolution.

One thing that’s really important to note is that although the Makito X provides the highest picture quality, it does so at significantly lower bitrates than other enterprise or broadcast and encoding platforms. It allows organizations to save on bandwidth, essentially cutting costs. Not only do I have control over the bitrate, I can also select the resolution that’s most relevant to my needs.

The Makito X Encoder also provides me with that same control over my audio sources as well as metadata. Once the parameters have been set for my input sources, I can then create an output stream. The Makito X provides me with a multitude of protocols that allows me to transport secure, low latency, HD video within a network, or across public and private networks.

In this overview, we’re going to focus on TS over SRT. SRT, which stands for Secure Reliable Transport, is a transport technology unique to Haivision. And it’s also available for free on all Makito X Encoders and Decoders. It allows organizations to transport secure, low latency, HD video between facilities, utilizing low cost readily available public internet connections.

SRT provides organizations with a cost-effective alternative to satellite and MPLS networks. SRT as a protocol is also IT-friendly, allowing organizations to set their encoders and decoders as either listener, caller, or rendez-vous which allows for a simplified firewall traversal when transporting live video between facilities. I’m also provided with real-time stream statistics, which allows me to tune my stream to different network environments.

Organizations take security extremely seriously when transporting any type of content over the public internet. SRT allows me to apply AES encryption to my stream, which is dynamic encryption between two endpoints keeping my contents safe. Once I’ve set my preferred parameters, I simply have to click on Apply, and I’m off to the races.

The Makito X Encoder is an essential piece to any video infrastructure because not only does it provide the highest picture quality at extremely low bitrates, it also allows organizations to transport secure, low latency, HD video over the public internet with SRT. So not only saving on bandwidth but also cutting on cost at the transport level. And that’s just another way that Haivision helps people work better with video.