New IP Mini-Converters Now Shipping

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04 Jun

New IP Mini-Converters Now Shipping

BirdDog

BirdDog is dedicated to simplifying your transition from baseband video to IP workflows, taking standard video signals and converting them to NDI for live production.  

From May 2020 BirdDog support Dante audio on all hardware products including Studio NDI, Mini, 4K Converters, Wall plates, SDM Modules and the PTZ range of cameras.

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Studio NDI

Studio NDI is the world’s most versatile, camera mountable, NDI encoder. With so many features packed into an aircraft grade aluminum case, Studio NDI gives you an unrivaled feature set.

NDI Encode or Decode.

Built with total flexibility in mind Studio NDI can be configured as an NDI Encoder or NDI Decoder. Studio NDI is capable of Encoding resolutions up to 1080p60 SDI and HDMI to NDI and Decoding NDI resolutions up to 1080p60 to SDI or HDMI.

Product Specifications

Video Formats

(HD) 1080p 23.98, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

(HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30

(HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60

Video Input

1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424 (Level A / Level B)

1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector

HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr

Video Output

1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424 (Level A)

1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector

HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr

Audio Digital
2-Channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous

2-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous

Audio Analog

3.5mm Microphone headset input / output

Video Codec Support

Realtime, ultra-low latency, full-bitrate NDI (i-frame)

Display

Internal 35×5 tri-colour LED display for information and tally indication

Network Interface

10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) with PoE (Power over Ethernet)

Embedded web configuration panel for control and firmware updates

User Interface Controls

  • Network settings
  • Video settings
  • Tally settings
  • Audio and Comms settings

External Tally

3.5mm 2 position +5v tally connector

Size

(W x D x H) 150mm x 105mm x 21mm

Weight

0.3kg

Power

100-240V, 50/60 Hz Universal Input, +5-18V DC 7W Max

Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af/at

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BirdDog Mini

Utilising BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip and housed in aircraft grade aluminium case, Mini is the ultimate entry point into the world of NDI® Encoding and Decoding. Featuring HDMI inputs and outputs, Active Loop Outs, Audio Intercom System, NDI® Tally System, PoE, and compatibility with BirdDog’s Comms and Central Apps.

Product Specifications

Video Formats (HD) 1080p 23.98, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30 (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60

Video Input 1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr

Video output 1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr

Audio digital 2-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous

Audio analog 3.5mm Microphone headset input / output

Video Codec support Realtime, ultra-low latency, full-bitrate NDI (i-frame)

Display Bicolor Tally (Red/Green)

Multicolour status information Full status information on HDMI output (Selectable)

Network Interface 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) with PoE (Power over Ethernet)

Embedded web configuration panel for control and firmware updates

User Interface Controls

  • Network settings
  • Video settings
  • Tally settings
  • Audio and Comms

Size (WxDxH) 98x110x22mm

Weight 200g Power +5-18V DC 7W Max

Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af/atsettings

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PTZ Range

Featuring Sony CMOS Backlit Sensors and full Sony Image Modules on P200, A200, and A300, and a true broadcast sensor on P100, never before have NDI® cameras looked so good. By integrating BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip, they can deliver full NDI®, with no compromises.

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BirdDog COMMS Lite

Comms Lite is the entry point to the world's only audio intercom platform that supports video preview windows. With support for four BirdDog devices, plus a director, Comms Lite is a great way to start using Audio Intercom in your live productions.

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Looking for more indepth information? Check out this 15 minute BirdDog Comms Lite overview video.
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BirdDog COMMS Pro

Harnessing the true power of NDI®, BirdDog Comms Pro is the world's first audio intercom system integrating live camera feeds. Be in total control and see every angle of your live production with live video windows from every BirdDog NDI® enabled camera source.

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BirdDog CENTRAL Lite

BirdDog Central Lite is a software platform set to redefine the way we think about driving content to TV screens. By teaming up Central Lite with any NDI®  source, including all BirdDog hardware capable of creating NDI® sources, you can now drive your NDI® streams to any BirdDog Studio NDI or Mini to decode NDI® back to SDI or HDMI.

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BirdDog Central Pro

BirdDog Central is a software platform set to redefine the way we think about driving content to TV screens. By teaming up Central with any NDI® source, including all BirdDog hardware capable of creating NDI® sources, you can drive your NDI streams to any BirdDog Studio NDI or Mini to decode NDI back to SDI or HDMI.

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BirdDog Central is a software platform set to redefine the way we think about driving content to TV screens. By teaming up Central with any NDI® source, including all BirdDog hardware capable of creating NDI® sources, you can now drive your NDI® streams to any BirdDog Studio NDI or Mini to decode NDI® back to SDI or HDMI.
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BirdDog Cloud

Expand outside your local network to distribute your NDI content to anywhere in the world. Utilising SRT, Cloud has 128/256 bit AES encryption all way through the pipeline so you can send over the public internet with total peace of mind that your streams are secure.

SRT video transport protocol also ensures reliable streams even over lossy networks. A scalable and modular platform means you only pay for what you need and with support for Tally, BirdDog Comms, and PTZ Control, Cloud integrates seamlessly with all BirdDog hardware and software solutions.

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P4K

P4K is the real deal.

A huge 1” Sony Exmor R CMOS back lit Sensor and 14.4 million effective pixels enable P4K to deliver stunning pictures in 4K resolutions with Full Bandwidth NDI®. Excellent light sensitivity makes P4K perfect for all broadcast applications, sports, remote studios, newsrooms, house of worship and any shoot where quality matters.

The best images come from the best sensors and the P4K is built exclusively around the best sensor in its category. The massive 1” Sony Exmor R CMOS backlit sensor delivers truly stunning pictures in all shoot modes and frame rates whether in HD or 4K. Full NDI. No compromises. In the world of NDI® there are two flavours, NDI® and NDI|HX. NDI® is a variable bit rate, I-Frame codec that is reaches around 140Mbits at 1080p60 and is visually lossless. NDI|HX is a compressed, long-GOP, H.264 variant that reaches around 12Mbits at 1080p60. P4K is a Full NDI® camera.

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BirdDog Cloud Integration - Directly in the camera.
P4K can communicate directly to BirdDog Cloud without the need for a computer running Cloud Core. Simply plug the P4K into your network and configure it through BirdDog Cloud Command to control all functions of P4K from literally anywhere in the world. 

More than just a production PTZ - Shoot true cinematic styles.
P4K is a PTZ designed for the most demanding live production shoots and supports all the traditional frame rates you would expect including 29.97 but now you can use your PTZ as a camera for TVC’s, drama, and shoot 24p for that wonderful cinematic look. 10-bit. NDI4. P4K is a 10-bit sensor and with NDI4 you can have an end to end 10-bit workflow. Perfect for broadcasters and other productions where bit depth matters. With 10-bit support you can record the NDI® feeds using free tools such as NewTek NDI Monitor or IsoCorder Pro.
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BirdDog 4K Family

Following on from the award winning HD NDI® products, the 4K Family has been engineered from the ground up for real-world users. Built around BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip and housed in an aircraft grade aluminium case, features include 12G SDI and HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs, built-in cross converter, SFP+ port for 10GbE connectivity, active loop outs, audio intercom system, NDI® tally system, PoE, and compatibility with BirdDog’s Comms Pro and Central Pro apps.

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BirdDog NDI Multiview Lite and Multiview Pro

NDI Multiview Lite and NDI Multiview Pro enable you to generate NDI Multiview streams from any NDI source.

NDI Multiview Pro supports up to 6 Multiview outputs, each can be independently configured with any of the 5 pre-set layouts. Choose between full screen, 2×2, 3×3, 4×4 and the traditional 2&8 (two large and eight small windows). NDI Multiview Lite supports 6 outputs with a maximum layout of 2×2.

NDI Multiview Lite and Multiview Pro generate NDI compatible streams for seamless integration and compatibility across all NDI workflows, NDI compatible hardware and software, all BirdDog NDI Decoders, and BirdDog Central software for easy routing.

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NDI Multiview Lite and Multiview Pro

  • Generate NDI Multiview windows in seconds
  • Autodetects and accepts any Proxy, NDI HX, or Full NDI Source
  • Toggle NDI output to create an NDI compatible stream
  • Generate 6 independent Multiview streams per software app
  • Multiview Pro features 5 pre-set template layouts - full screen, 2×2, 3×3, 4×4 and the traditional 2&8 (two large and eight small windows)
  • Multiview Lite has full screen preview and 2x2 quad split template options
  • Decode with BirdDog NDI Hardware Decoders or NDI Monitor
  • Selectable resolution output - 720p or 1080p
  • Selectable and frame rate outputs as low as 1fps to 30fps to save on bandwidth