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Product Overview

Haivision's Makito X4 is a real-time HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 video encoder, designed for demanding live video applications. It can ingest a full 2160p50/60 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) video source or up to four 1080p50/60 HD inputs as well as up to 32 channels of digital audio. The Makito X4 is available either as a compact standalone appliance or a rack-mountable blade.

Makito X4 features include the following:  

  • 4K Broadcast Quality Video – The Makito X4 Encoder can encode live video in HD or 4K UHD for streaming over IP networks in a broad range of applications. It can encode with 8- or 10-bit pixel depth to deliver excellent picture quality, even at low bitrates. For workflows where color precision is needed, it offers 4:2:2 chroma subsampling to maintain color fidelity and prevent artifacts, in downstream workflows.

  • High Dynamic Range  In addition to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR)10-bit pixel depths, and Wide Color Gamut support (WCG), the Makito X4 can also encode live content for HDR workflows using HLG or PQ (ST 2084) transfer functions. 

  • Ultra Low Latency Streaming – Up to eight encoding cores can securely deliver simultaneous low latency multi-bitrate streams over challenging networks, including the public internet.

  • High Density HEVC Encoding – When used in Haivision rack-mountable enclosures, the Makito X4 Encoder offers high channel density, providing facilities up to 84 HD or 21 UHD video sources within a single 4RU rack module. 

  • Flexible and Future Proof - The Makito X4 video encoder addresses a wide range of present and future live production applications, including 4K, HDR and SMPTE ST 2110, ensuring that production workflows are flexible enough to adapt to future infrastructure requirements.

  • Secure Content Encryption and Reliable Streaming – The Makito X4 Encoder can encrypt video streams with up to 256-bit AES key lengths using the SRT protocol. It also adapts to fluctuating network bandwidth in real-time, limiting packet loss and ensuring uninterrupted high-quality video.


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