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NETWORK ADAPTIVE ENCODING

MAKITO X SERIES: INTELLIGENT ENCODING FOR LOW LATENCY STREAMING

Haivision’s award-winning Makito X HEVC and H.264 encoders are now available with Network Adaptive Encoding, helping ensure that your video stream never fails even when encountering significant network bandwidth fluctuations.

In this white paper, we’ll explain how Network Adaptive Encoding works to help your live video streams adapt to your network conditions, making sure your stream quality is maximized regardless of what the network is doing.

MAKITO X SERIES: H.264 AND HEVC ENCODERS AND DECODERS

Haivision’s award-winning Makito X series of encoders and decoders enables ultra low latency end-to-end transport of secure, high-quality HD video, even over unpredictable networks.

Makito X products are available in a broad range of configurations including:

  • H.264 and/or HEVC encoding and decoding
  • HD-SDI or DVI input options
  • Single, dual, or quad-input channel operation
  • Storage options: fixed, removable or without storage
  • Compact, ruggedized and fanless operation
  • Rackmounting in high density 1RU or 4RU chassis

INTRODUCING NETWORK ADAPTIVE ENCODING

Anyone who is familiar with streaming knows that network congestion can lead to video artifacts or for however long the congestion period lasts. If the congestion worsens, your encoded stream might not make it to its destination and you will lose your video completely. This is why Haivision developed the new Network Adaptive Encoding feature.

Monitoring Encoder Statistics
With Network Adaptive Encoding, the Makito X encoder constantly monitors key performance statistics in order to determine whether the encoded output stream is able to arrive at the destination at the specified target bitrate. When network congestion occurs, the Makito X encoder responds by automatically lowering the video bitrate to dynamically provide the best quality stream. As bandwidth returns to the expected level after the congestion event clears, the Makito X gradually raises the encoded video bitrate back up to the target setting.

Insight into Network Performance
Network Adaptive Encoding leverages the power and intelligence of the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol, a new open source standard that is being used in many applications within the video streaming industry, including live video transport workflows for broadcast, enterprise webcasting, and internet streaming.

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