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The Makito X4 Encoder now supports SMPTE 2110 video inputs

The latest 1.4 software update brings important new features and enhancements to Haivision’s flagship HEVC and H.264 video encoder, the Makito X4 as well as to the Makito X4 Rugged.

The first of these new features, specifically for the Makito X4 Encoder and live broadcast workflows, is support for SMPTE ST 2110 (more commonly known as SMPTE 2110). By installing an MSA compliant 10G ethernet adaptor via the SFP port, the Makito X4 Encoder can now be used within SMPTE 2110 production over IP workflows. Video, audio, and ancillary metadata streams can be ingested by the Makito X4 to be encoded in H.264 or HEVC and streamed over SRT.

Removing the need for SDI video infrastructure, SMPTE 2110 is a multicast IP streaming technology for transporting uncompressed video over a local area network for live broadcast production. However, due to bandwidth requirements, SMPTE 2110 is not suitable for streaming to the cloud or to the internet.

The Makito X4 Encoder is the ideal solution when sending multi-camera video streams from a SMPTE 2110 production environment, such as an OB truck, to a central production facility or cloud-based live production platform over the internet with the SRT protocol for low latency and high-quality video at low bitrates. BCS Bureau

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