The video encoder should now be able to deliver at up to 25% lower latency.

Haivision Makito X4 Video Encoder

Haivision has revealed the latest update to its Makito X4 Video Encoder.

The third major update since the tool’s release, it aims to help the encoder to deliver up to 25% lower latency, enhanced video quality, and frame accurate multi-stream delivery for remote broadcast. Any Makito X4 Video Encoder can be upgraded to take advantage of these improvements. 

The Makito X4 Video Encoder is part of Haivision’s intelligent-edge connected-cloud solution portfolio fueled by its SRT low latency network protocol. This also includes the Haivision Hub, an automated cloud-native video network service to connect remote resources with broadcast production, and the Haivision SRT Gateway to assist with real-time stream management over IP and through the cloud.

Enhanced Video Quality – support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) encoding for video contribution to complete the camera to production workflow.

Lower Latency – up to 25% reduction in the amount of time to encode video by taking advantage of advanced slice-based encoding techniques.

Increased Timing Precision – enabling synchronized multiple-camera streaming for real-time on-premise or cloud-native live broadcast production.

HEVC over RTSP – an alternative to fuel video management software (VMS) platforms. 

Peter Maag, Haivision’s CMO, said: “Today’s broadcast networks depend on the transmission of real-time video from the field to production centers or cloud production services even when faced with limited bandwidth.

“By squeezing the highest picture quality out of every bit transmitted and enabling creatives to produce multiple streams in real-time, Haivision is addressing this core industry challenge.”