BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder

$1,995.00
SKU:
BDG-BD4KQUAD
UPC:
9354873000058
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Manufacturer Part Number:
BD4KQUAD
  • BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder
  • BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder
  • BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder
  • BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder
  • BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder
  • BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder
  • BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder
  • BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder

What's in the Box

  • BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Based on BirdDog's custom NDI silicon chip, the BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder supports up to UHD 4K/60 video input for distribution on NDI networks in full-bandwidth I-frame compression. This compact device is housed in an aircraft-grade aluminum case and features four 12G-SDI selectable inputs/outputs and an HDMI 2.0 output. It also has a built-in cross converter that allows an SDI input to be looped out via the HDMI output.

Another major feature is an SFP+ expansion slot that supports SFP+ modules for fiber connectivity and Ethernet protocols from 1-10GbE. A Tally system with a large bi-color Tally light is also built for indicating which camera is live to on-air talent. The Tally system also allows user-selectable Tally borders on loop out. The device is complete with 3.5mm audio input/output, a 4-line OLED display, and USB 3.0 interface. It can be powered by a standard power supply or over PoE+.

The 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder comes with the BirdDog Comms Lite audio intercom software, which supports up to four BirdDog devices. Comms Lite is Windows compatible and offers features such as Director Push-to-Talk, Mute Camera Operator, Auto Detect NDI Sources, Monitor Camera Audio, and Shortcut to Web Console. For a more complete version of the application, an optional upgrade is available to Comms Pro. The Encoder/Decoder is also compatible with the optional BirdDog Central software, which helps you decode NDI back to SDI or HDMI.

Key Features

  • Up to UHD 4K/60 video input
  • Distribution on NDI networks in full-bandwidth I-frame compression
  • 4 x 12G-SDI selectable inputs/outputs
  • HDMI 2.0 output
  • 12G-SDI output
  • 3.5mm audio input/output
  • Built-in cross converter
  • SFP+ expansion slot
  • Bicolor tally light
  • Selectable tally indicator on video loop outputs
  • PoE+ support
  • Integrated multiviewer (HDMI output)
  • 4-line OLED display
  • Includes BirdDog Comms Lite audio intercom software for Windows (upgradeable to the complete Comms Pro application)
  • Compatible with the optional BirdDog Central software for decoding NDI back to HDMI/SDI
  • Aircraft-grade aluminium housing
  • Control any PTZ camera that supports NDI, NDI|HX, or Visca over IP using an optional USB-to-Ethernet dongle

Network Connectivity

  • Ethernet RJ45 1000baseT with integrated PoE
  • Open SFP+ Cage (10GB SFP+ adapters sold separately)
  • Embedded Web configuration panel


External Interface Support (Requires Optional Cables)

  • USB to RJ45 for additional network in device support
  • USB to RJ45 for VISCA over IP PTZ control
  • USB to Serial PTZ control (RS-232)
  • USB ISO recording


Included Comms Lite Software

  • Windows 10 and above compatible
  • Groups: 1
  • Max BirdDog devices per group: 4
  • Live video windows: 4
  • Director push-to-talk buttons: 1
  • Director to all
  • BirdDog to director
  • Mute camera operator
  • Shortcut to web console
  • Monitor camera audio
  • Auto-detect NDI sources
  • Volume sider bar

 

Additional Features with Optional Comms Pro Upgrade

  • BirdDog push to talk
  • Director to group
  • BirdDog operator broadcast
  • Mix minus
  • Keyboard shortcuts / hot case
  • Refresh NDI sources

Input

Input Video Format SDI
UHD 4K: 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080p: 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i: 50/59.94 fps
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
Audio Input Connectors 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Ebedded Audio Input SDI: 2-Channel

Output

Video Output Connectors 1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0)
Output Video Format SDI
UHD 4K: 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 
1080p: 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 
1080i: 50/59.94 fps 
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps 
HDMI
UHD 4K: 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 
1080p: 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 
1080i: 50/59.94 fps 
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps 
Audio Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo
Embedded Audio Output HDMI: 2-Channel
SDI: 2-Channel

Connectivity

Shared Video Input/Output Connectors 4 x BNC (12G-SDI) (Switchable)
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-A PoE
Expansion Slots 1 x SFP+ Slot
Tally Light Yes

Power

Power Connector 1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
1 x RJ45 Input
PoE Support PoE+ 802.3at
Power Consumption Device: 16 W

General

Dimensions 5.31 x 3.35 x 0.98" / 13.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm
Weight 0.7 lb / 320 g