DetailsThe BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder (BD4KQUAD) is based on 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. An HDMI 2.0 output is available but is currently inactive until an expected future firmware update. When the output becomes active, a built-in cross converter will allow you to loop out an SDI input via the HDMI port.
Another major feature is an SFP+ expansion slot that supports SFP+ modules for fiber connectivity and Ethernet protocols from 1-10 GbE (you may require a free firmware update that's already available from BirdDog). 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 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.
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 (currently inactive until an expected future firmware update).
3.5mm audio input/output.
Built-in cross converter (can be used when the expected firmware update for the HDMI output becomes available).
SFP+ expansion slot (a firmware update may be required and is already available on the BirdDog website).
Bicolor Tally light.
Selectable Tally indicator on video loop outputs.
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 SDI/HDMI.
Aircraft-grade aluminum housing.
Control any PTZ camera that supports NDI, NDI|HX, or Visca over IP using an optional USB to Ethernet dongle.
BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder unit
Power supply unit (PSU)
Quick Start Guide
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
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 slider bar
Inputs/Outputs: 4 x BNC (12G-SDI) (Switchable)
Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Video Outputs: 1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0)
Audio Outputs: 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo
Tally Light: Yes
Dimensions: 5.31 x 3.35 x 0.98" / 13.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm
Weight: 0.7 lb / 320 g
- Power Consumption Device: 16 W
Manufacturer SKU: BD4KQUAD
Type: Camera Mount
- UPC: 9354873000058