Makito X4 Encoder 1.0

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18 Jun

Makito X4 Encoder 1.0

Haivision is pleased to announce the general availability of the Makito X4. The Makito X4 is built on the heritage of the Makito X family of encoders and represents the next-generation 4K-capable encoding platform from Haivision. The 1.0 release provides several important features:

  • 4K UHD Resolution at up to 60 frames per second — Ingest and encode a single UHD video over a 6/12G-SDI or using the 2SI mode over a Quad 3G-SDI link.
  • Quad Channel HD Encoding — Ingest and encode up to four (4) 1080p60 signals on four (4) SDI interfaces.
  • HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 Codecs — Encode live video with up to eight (8) cores using either the HEVC/H.265 or AVC/H.264 codecs.
  • Broadcast-quality - Encode video at up to 4:2:2 chroma sampling and 10-bit depth for higher quality video compression. Greater control is available through encoding profiles, framing modes and configurable GOP size.
  • Low-Latency - Encode video using low latency UHD encoding technology for real-time and live applications.
  • Embedded Audio over SDI — Encode up to 32 audio channels using up to sixteen (16) AAC-LC mono or stereo audio encoders.
  • Metadata — Ingest and stream Closed Captions, ATC_VITC timecodes, AFD and KLV from the SDI VANC. KLV & CoT metadata input is also supported from a UDP input.
  • Live Streaming — Stream your content over IPv4 or IPv6 networks using TS/UDP, TS/RTP or SRT. SRT includes low-latency packet loss recovery and can secure streams with AES-128/256-bit encryption.
  • Security — Securely manage a Makito X4 from a Web UI, Command Line or SNMP API using AES encryption designed to meet stringent Common Criteria requirements.
  • Density — When installed within a 4RU MB21 chassis, Makito X4 blades offer simultaneous ingest and encoding of up to 84 HD or 21 UHD video sources.

View Demo Video Here

Coming in the upcoming release:

  • Scaling, Cropping and De-Interlacing — Change the format of your video to better suit your workflows.
  • UHD / SQD — Capture your UHD video using square division quad split over four 3G-SDI links (2SI over a Quad 3G-SDI link is already supported in the 1.0 release).
  • Rugged Appliance — Operate in the most demanding environments.
  • EMS Integration — Manage your Makitos from one central server.

For more information or to arrange a demo please contact