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The BirdDog Studio SDI/HDMI to NDI Converter enables your existing SDI or HDMI in NTSC/PAL resolutions and embedded audio through cameras to be included into a new IP workflow for your live productions. Both HDMI and SDI output from the device can be used as a cross-converter / pass-through signal. The unit has a gigabit Ethernet port that delivers NDI signal out onto the local area network.
This NDI Converter can display Tally onboard and externally via Tally out to both Program and Preview tally indicators. It can be set to display Program red or green Preview in full screen or split screen with both the Program and Preview simultaneously. If you also want to connect other external equipment Tally is a 3.5mm connector for the 2 position GPIO.
The unit can be powered from the included AC Power Supply 110-220V Adapter, or D-Tap connector (8-24v DC) or PoE (Power over Ethernet).
NDI made simple
Convert your baseband 3G-SDI or HDMI to NDI and take full advantage of flexible IP networks. No need to run long SDI cables or purchase expensive video routers, simply access your live video in real-time anywhere on your network.
Dual Color Tally
BirdDog NDI Converter can display Tally onboard and externally via Tally out. With NDI integration both Program and Preview tally indicators can be shown.
Power from anywhere
BirdDog NDI Converter can accept power input from the Ethernet cable via PoE technology. DC Power or V/Gold-mount battery plate optional accessories with power pass-through (coming soon).
Central fleet control
Control and configure multiple BirdDog NDI Converter devices through our admin panel which is accessible via a web browser on both mobile devices and desktop.
Monitor loop-out/format converter
SDI and HDMI outputs are always live allowing you to convert from SDI to HDMI and vice versa. Connect a monitor to BirdDog NDI Converter or simply use it to loop out to other gear.
New additional features are available at no cost. To make updates easy a simple site deployment wizard will ensure all BirdDog NDI Converter in your facility are updated, and all running the same software version.