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SRT adoption births new Haivision 4K encoder for indoors and out

Live encoding expert Haivision has unveiled the Makito X4 encoder, a 4K UHD capable bit of kit powered by the vendor’s new HEVC/H.264 programmable 8 core encoding engine. The result is support for 4K UHD or quad HD at a full 60 frames per second with HDR support, and this ability to pack so much bang into such a small package is testament to the development of the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol, which Haivision drummed up an orchestra about during a chat a few months back. Although targeted primarily at broadcast production studios for on-the-go encoding capabilities, Haivision has also marketed the Makito X4 as suitable for at-home production workflows – branching outside its core market in doing so.…

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