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Makito X4 Encoder

Makito X4 Encoder (appliance front)

Welcome to the documentation for the Makito™ X4 Video Encoder. The Makito X4 is a real-time HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 video encoder that can ingest full 4K UHD or up to four HD inputs with 10-bit pixel depth and 4:2:2 chroma subsampling. The Makito X4 offers eight encoding cores that can deliver simultaneous low latency multi-bitrate streams over any IP network. The Makito X4 is available as an ultra compact encoding appliance, or within a high density 1RU (6 blades) or 4RU (21 blades) chassis. 

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Documentation for older versions of the Makito X4 Encoder are only available as PDFs.

Available Documentation



Important Notice

Includes default credentials and network settings.  Postcard shipped with the appliance or available through the Download Center on the Haivision Support Portal.

Provides the steps to install and get started configuring the Makito X4 appliance to stream audio, video, and metadata to a compatible decoding device.

User's Guide

Explains how to configure and manage the Makito X4 Encoder to stream audio, video, and metadata to a compatible decoding device, using either the Web interface, the Command Line Interface (CLI), or an SNMP server.

A simplified Chinese translation PDF is also available.  Click here to download.

Rugged Installation GuideProvides the steps to install and get started configuring the Makito X4 Rugged appliance.
Release NotesLists fixes between versions, as well as known issues. Only available on the Haivision Support Portal.
Related Documents
Provide the steps to install the MB6 or MB21 Multichannel Chassis.
SRT Deployment GuideDescribes the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol and how it is configured and used between all supported Haivision devices.
Hardening Guide for Makito X SeriesDescribes how to install and configure Haivision’s Makito X and X4 encoders and decoders to meet current network interface security standards. 
Makito X4 Encoder DatasheetProvides an overview of Makito X4 Series features and licensing/ordering information. Available by request at

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