Haivision and Grass Valley have announced a qualified solution that enables high-quality, low latency, multi-camera live contribution into Grass Valley’s GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) cloud production workflows. The collaboration sees Haivision’s Makito X4 video encoder become a qualified solution with the GV Media Universe for synchronous multi-stream live contribution to GV AMPP.

Makito X4 encoded contribution streams can now be used as live production sources or recorded for later use by any application on the AMPP platform. It can also encode and stream multiple synchronised camera feeds over an IP network, including the internet, to GV AMPP.

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The X4 is now a qualified solution with the GV Media Universe

With native support for the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) open-source protocol, originally developed and pioneered by Haivision, the Makito X4 streams high video quality to GV AMPP, even when faced with packet loss, jitter, latency and fluctuating network bandwidth.

“While the industry is very enthusiastic about the benefits cloud production can provide, our audiences expect us to maintain high-quality image standards. That starts with putting the best quality images into the production system,” said Sydney Lovely, chief technology officer, Grass Valley. “The powerful combination of Haivision technology and GV AMPP will provide broadcasters with the high performance and flexibility they need to deliver unmatched viewing quality to their audiences.”

“We are proud to work with Grass Valley and its game-changing GV AMPP platform to power cloud-based live production,” said Peter Maag, CMO and EVP strategic partnerships, Haivision. “With a firmly established reputation for our high-performance edge encoders, this joint solution reinforces Haivision’s steadfast commitment to helping broadcast, media and entertainment organisations unlock the power and agility of the cloud.”

Designed as an ultra-low latency H.264 and HEVC video encoder for contributing live content in 4K, HD and HDR over IP networks, the Makito X4 encoder is available as a compact lightweight appliance for table-top usage or as a blade for modular installation in a 1RU or 4RU chassis, supporting up to 84 HD or 21 UHD encodes.

GV AMPP is central to the GV Media Universe, Grass Valley’s vision for transitioning to the SaaS and cloud-based future of the digital media industry with a comprehensive ecosystem of cloud-based tools, services and pre-qualified solutions.