Haivision launches Makito X Series H.264 encoder

The Makito X2, a dual channel low-latency HD-SDI H.264 encoder, is the first Haivision product to incorporate the new X Series technology.
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Haivision has announced its H.264 video encoding platform, the Makito X Series, which combines a proven feature set with a six fold increase in encoding power to deliver advances in picture quality and density.

The Makito X2 can encode up to 12 HD sources (up to 1080p60) to H.264 within a single 1RU of rack space.

Addressing the growth in the use of live IP video within the enterprise and across the Internet, the Makito X Series delivers high-quality HD video using half of the bandwidth of comparable encoders.

The 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 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 efficient video encoding, yielding up to twice the picture quality while maintaining the Makito's 55-millisecond encoding latency.

The picture quality of the Makito X2 streams are on par with broadcast-quality encoders at higher bit rates and deliver pristine quality at bit rates lower than 2Mb/s.