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Saving and Loading Presets

Each Makito X Series device is configured by users' selecting and setting values of applicable encoder or decoder settings, such as Video and Audio Encoder, Streaming Output, and (if licensed) Metadata settings; or Decoder Output and Stream settings. Presets provide a way for you to save groups of settings and recall these configurations settings to apply to other streams.

Configuration settings saved as the "startup" preset will continue to be used after a reboot, or when the unit is turned off and on. You can also direct the system to apply a preset to restore settings when the system startup process performs the configuration autoload.


Presets do not include System Administration (e.g., Network) or Security settings. 

The Preset Manager displays a list of saved presets. From here you can load, rename, duplicate, or delete a saved preset, as well as view the contents of a preset file and select a preset to load at startup.


Starting with v1.1.1, a Preset Auto-Save setting is available, designed to help users who have not saved their configurations into presets, to prevent loss of configuration settings when signing out or rebooting or the power is disconnected on their units.

Preset Auto-Save is enabled by default on new units and after factory reset, but disabled when upgrading from an older version of firmware that did not support this feature in order to avoid confusing users accustomed to the old preset workflow. If you do not have a Startup preset before enabling Auto-Save, then enabling it will automatically create the haistartup.cfg preset and automatically refresh the page to show the new preset.


A warning indication appears in the title bar on systems with unsaved configurations. The indication is displayed when a user signs in or out of a Makito X1 when the current configuration has not been saved in a preset.

Title bar showing Unsaved Changes Warning

To view and manage presets:

  1. On the Administration page, click Settings on the navigation bar and Presets on the sidebar. 
  2. The Presets page opens displaying the list of saved presets for the encoder.
    The startup preset is indicated with a green check mark. 
  3. To load an existing preset into the current session, hover over the preset name or anywhere in the row and click Load.
    Preset List (Load selected)
  4. To select an existing preset to load at startup, hover over the preset row and click the (grayed out) check mark under Startup.
  5. To save the current settings as a new preset, click the + button.
    1. In the New Preset dialog, type a new filename in the Name text box. 
      Add Preset dialog box
    2. To select this preset to load at startup, check the Startup checkbox.
    3. Click Create.
  6. To save the current settings as an existing preset, hover over the preset row and click Save. You can (optionally) check the Startup check mark.
  7. To save the preset as a text file to view or export to other Makito X1 encoders, click the preset name and save it in the Save As dialog. Note that the file is in Unix format.
  8. To import a preset, for example, from another Makito X1 encoder, click Import and select the file in the Open File dialog box.
  9. When you see the filename in the text box, click Upload.

    Upload Preset File Option


    To select a different preset file, click Change. To remove the selection, click the
  10. To delete one or more presets, check the checkbox next to one or more preset names (or check All) and click Delete.

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