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Haivision Unveils the ‘Makito X Series’ Video-Encoding Platform

The Makito X2 encoder is the first Haivision product to have the X Series technology

Haivision, a producer of streaming, recording, managing secure Internet protocol video systems, unveils the Makito X Series video-encoding platform that the company says combines “a market-proven feature set with a six-fold increase in encoding power to deliver quantum advances in picture quality and density.”
The Makito X Series is the “next-generation, high-performance H.264 video-encoding platform,” that delivers superb high quality HD video using half of the bandwidth, Haivision says. The Makito X Series also addresses the tremendous growth in the use of live IP video across the Internet, the company adds.
In addition, Haivision’s Makito X2, a dual channel low-latency HD-SDI H.264 encoder, is the first Haivision product to incorporate the new X Series technology, the firm says. The Makito X2 can encode up to 12 HD sources (up to 1080p60) to H.264 within a single 1RU of rack space.
Supporting High Profile H.264 video compression, the Makito X2 delivers highly efficient video encoding, yielding up to twice the picture quality while maintaining Makito’s 55-millisecond encoding latency, Haivision says. The picture quality of the Makito X2 streams are on par with broadcast-quality encoders at higher bitrates and deliver pristine quality at bitrates lower than 2 Mbps, ideal for Internet or satellite transport of HD video, the firm says.
Delivering video to multiple platforms and across a variety of networks simultaneously, the Makito X2 supports multiple bitrate (MBR) streaming with up to four renditions of each input from 32 Kbps to 25 Mbps at full 1080p60, according to Haivision. The Makito X2 encoder can also output a variety of stream types such as transport stream (TS) and real time messaging protocol (RTMP) over unicast and multicast, the company says.