The BirdDog 4K SDI 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder features a custom NDI silicon chip, the BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder supports up to UHD 4K/60 video input for distribution on NDI networks in full-bandwidth I-frame compression. The compact device is housed in an aircraft-grade aluminum case and features a 12G-SDI input and 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 individual outputs. It also has a built-in cross converter that allows the SDI input to be looped out via the HDMI output.
BirdDog 4K SDI features an SFP+ expansion slot that supports SFP+ modules for fiber connectivity and Ethernet protocols from 1-10GbE. A tally system with a large bicolor 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 a 3.5mm audio input/output, a 4-line OLED display, and a USB 3.0 interface. It can be powered by a standard power supply or over PoE+.
The 4K 12G-SDI 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.
BirdDog 4K SDI Features:
BirdDog 4K Encoder/Decoder products include a built-in cross converter and of the 12G SDI inputs can be looped out the HDMI 2.0 port and any of the HDMI 2.0 inputs can be looped out the 12G SDI.
With an optional USB to Ethernet dongle, you can control any PTZ camera that supports NDI®, NDI|HX, or Visca over IP.
Upgrade to Comms Pro (Optional)
The 4K Family includes a free Audio Intercom software, Comms Lite. Comms Lite supports four BirdDog devices and one Director. Comms Pro gives you all the amazing features of Comms Lite plus allows you create you up to five groups, adds additional push to talk buttons for the director, the ability to change groups on the fly, plus more.
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 NDIsources, you can now drive your NDI streams to any BirdDog Studio NDI, Mini or 4K Family to decode NDI® back to SDI or HDMI. For more information on Central click here.
External Interface Support (Requires Optional Cables)
Included Comms Lite Software