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Product Overview

The Makito X Decoder Family is a series of IP video appliances designed to be paired with the Makito X Encoder Family. The Makito X decoder can be configured to decode video from a Haivision encoder (Makito X, Makito X4*, Makito “Classic”, or Hai1000/Piranha) or a third party compatible encoder. The Makito X decoder delivers single or dual-channel HD digital video to 3G-SDI and HDMI interfaces.


*The Makito X decoder may be used with the Makito X4 encoder for 1080p or lesser resolutions.

The Makito X decoder supports H.264 High Profile video sources and delivers HD digital video with embedded digital and separate (balanced and unbalanced) analog audio output. The HEVC-capable variant supports decoding of a single or dual stream containing High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) compressed video content. When paired with the Makito X HEVC encoder, the Makito X HEVC decoder yields up to 1080p60 video from a HEVC or H.264 stream with extremely low end-to-end latency.

The Makito X decoder is available as a compact standalone appliance or as mini-blades within rack mountable chassis. It can be configured to decode up to 12 channels within a single rack unit.

Makito X Decoder Single Height Chassis

Both SDI and HDMI output interfaces support many common SD, HD and 3G-SDI TV resolutions. The HDMI output interface also supports the decoding and display of computer graphics resolutions.


In this guide, "SDI" refers to any of the SD, HD and 3G variants. The actual standard used by the decoder is determined by the resolution and frame rate of the received video stream.

The Makito X decoder is a general purpose decoder capable of decoding many stream formats generated by Haivision and third party encoders. It accepts streams that are remotely generated and de-encapsulates them depending on the stream format.

  • MPEG-2 TS/UDP (with optional Furnace-compatible FEC)
  • MPEG-2 TS/RTP (as described in RFC 2250) with optional Pro-MPEG compatible FEC
  • SRT (Haivision's Secure Reliable Transport) technology to optimize video streaming performance across unpredictable Internet networks.
  • RTSP stream ingest to improve interoperability with Makito Classic Encoders and Axis Cameras/Encoders.

The Makito X decoder's implementation of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) protocol delivers video content securely and ensures high quality even on congested or unreliable networks. The Makito X decoder provides recovery from packet loss with forward error correction (FEC) and an adjustable receive buffer to tune its performance in varying networks.

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