BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder

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BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder

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The BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder (BD4KSDI) is a device that can encode and decode video signals up to 4K resolution using a 12G-SDI connection. It supports the Network Device Interface (NDI) protocol, which allows for high-quality, low-latency video transmission over an IP network. The device can be used as an encoder to convert video signals from cameras or other sources into NDI streams for distribution over a network, or as a decoder to receive NDI streams and convert them back to video signals for display on a monitor or other output device. Additionally, it features a built-in cross converter for format conversion between 4K and HD signals, and supports a range of audio formats and protocols.


The BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder (BD4KSDI) is a cutting-edge video processing device designed for professional use in the broadcast industry. It is a powerful tool that provides reliable and high-quality video encoding and decoding capabilities, enabling the seamless transmission of video content over long distances, without compromising on image quality.

The BD4KSDI is built on a state-of-the-art 12G-SDI interface, which supports 4K resolution video at a maximum of 60 frames per second. It features advanced NDI (Network Device Interface) technology, which allows for low-latency, high-bandwidth video streaming over Ethernet networks. This makes it an ideal choice for use in live production settings, such as sports events, concerts, or news broadcasts.

The BD4KSDI is also equipped with a wide range of advanced features that make it a versatile tool for various video applications. It supports a range of video formats, including H.264, H.265, and MJPEG, and also features audio support, with stereo or multi-channel audio options available. Additionally, it can function as both an encoder and decoder, allowing for flexibility in use and deployment.

Other key features of the BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder BD4KSDI include a web-based user interface, which allows for easy and intuitive configuration and control of the device. It also supports power over Ethernet (PoE), which simplifies installation and reduces the need for additional power supplies. The BD4KSDI also comes with a range of accessories, including a power supply, mounting bracket, and quick-start guide.


  • Up to UHD 4K/60 Input.

  • Full-Bandwidth I-Frame Compression.

  • 12G-SDI Input, 12G-SDI/HDMI 2.0 Output.

  • 3.5mm Audio Input/Output.

  • Built-In Cross Converter.

  • SFP+ Expansion Slot.

  • Tally Light; Select Tally on Loop Out.

  • PoE+ Support.

  • Comms Lite Intercom Software (Windows).

  • PTZ Control via Optional USB Dongle.


  • BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder BD4KSDI unit

  • Power supply unit (PSU)

  • Power cable

  • Quick Start Guide


  • Video Inputs: 1 x BNC (12G-SDI)

  • Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS

  • Video Outputs: 1x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) 1 x BNC (12G-SDI)

  • Audio Outputs: 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo

  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 3.35 x 0.98" / 13.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm

  • Weight: 0.57 lb / 260 g

  • Power I/O: 1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input 1 x RJ45 Input

  • PoE Support: PoE+ 802.3at

  • Power Consumption Device: 16 W


  • Brand: BirdDog

  • Manufacturer SKU: BD4KSDI

  • UPC: 9354873000041

  • Type: Encoder/Decoder