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BirdDog Mini HDMI to NDI Encoder/Decoder

BH #BIBDMINIHDMI • MFR #BDMINIHDMI
BirdDog Mini HDMI to NDI Encoder/Decoder
Key Features
  • Low-Profile NDI Interface
  • Encoder and Decoder Modes
  • HDMI Input to NDI & NDI to HDMI Output
  • Supports up to 1080p59.94, Tally
The BirdDog Mini HDMI to NDI Encoder/Decoder is a tiny NDI interface for HDMI video sources and destinations. In encoding mode, you can connect your camera or other video source and it will be instantly be available on your NDI-enabled network. In decoding mode, you can connect an NDI source to the decoder and it will output to a monitor, switcher, or other HDMI output destination.
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BirdDog BDMINI Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Tally Support
  • 3Changing Modes from NDI Encoder to NDI Decoder
  • 4Flexible Power Options
  • 5Comms
  • 6BirdDog Link

The BirdDog Mini HDMI to NDI Encoder/Decoder is a tiny NDI interface for HDMI video sources and destinations. In encoding mode, you can connect your camera or other video source and it will be instantly be available on your NDI-enabled network. In decoding mode, you can connect an NDI source to the decoder and it will output to a monitor, switcher, or other HDMI output destination.

Despite its size, the BirdDog Mini supports 1080p59.94 s. PoE is accepted, so the Mini can be powered via network connection with no power supply required. Tally information is displayed and passed through to compatible equipment. The small size of the Mini will make it at home in studios and video production facilities utilizing NDI technology.

Tally Support
A built-in bi-color tally display can show video source on-air info. Tally information is also passed through to supported monitoring equipment.
Changing Modes from NDI Encoder to NDI Decoder
Built with total flexibility in mind, the Mini can be configured as an NDI Encoder or NDI Decoder with a simple click of a button through the web console. In Encode Mode, the Mini is the perfect way to get your HDMI sources into the world of NDI and supports up to 1080p60.
Flexible Power Options
Power the Mini via DC input from your camera battery's D-Tap, or use a separately available power adapter. Power can also be supplied over Ethernet using a PoE-enabled switcher or injector.
Comms
The Mini natively supports BirdDog Comms technology.
BirdDog Link
The Mini supports BirdDog Link. Encode from any BirdDog Studio NDI or Mini and play out to a TV or monitor.

BirdDog BDMINI Specs

Inputs / Outputs
Video Inputs
1x HDMI (1.4a) Female
1x RJ45 (NDI) Female
Audio Inputs
No
Video Outputs
1x RJ45 (NDI) Female
1x HDMI (1.4a) Female
Audio Outputs
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Analog Female
Expansion Slots
No
Format Support
Input Video Format
HDMI / RJ45
1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94 fps
1080i at 25/29.97 fps
720p at 50/59.94 fps
576i / 625 lines
480i / 525 lines
Output Video Format
HDMI / RJ45
1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1080i at 25/29.97 fps
720p at 50/59.94 fps
576i / 625 lines
480i / 525 lines
Embedded Audio
HDMI: 2-Channel
Standards
HDR Compatibility
No
Hardware
Tally Light
Yes
Power
Power I/O
1x Barrel (5 to 18 VDC) Input
PoE Support
PoH 802.3at, PoE 802.3af
Power Consumption
Power Supply: 100 to 240 VAC
Device: 7 W
General
Dimensions
4.3 x 3.9 x 0.9" / 110 x 98 x 22 mm
Weight
7.1 oz / 200 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.78 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.2 x 8.2 x 2.45"

BirdDog BDMINI Reviews

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Do I need the Birddog Comms software to use the ...

Do I need the Birddog Comms software to use the tally and talkback feature?
Asked by: Daniel
The BirdDog Comms Application, BH #BIBDCOMMS, is the only product we are aware of that allows for talkback with this unit. Tally however should be possible with 3rd NDI switcher options. https://bhpho.to/2K54OB4
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-07-25

Is this NDI only? Does it support RTMP, SRT, or ...

Is this NDI only? Does it support RTMP, SRT, or RTSP protocol?
Asked by: Timothy
Correct, the BirdDog Mini HDMI to NDI Encoder/Decoder will only encoded/decode NDI onto a video source, it will not generate RTMP, SRT, or RTSP.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2022-10-09

If I am using the HDMI input to transmit NDI, can ...

If I am using the HDMI input to transmit NDI, can the output be used as a pass-through? Or does only one HDMI port work at a time?
Asked by: Shawn
Yes you can. According to Bird Dog the output can be used as a pass-thru.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-10-07

Does Birddog Mini support NDI-HX?

Does Birddog Mini support NDI-HX?
Asked by: Paul
It does not.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-15

does this support 1920x1200?

does this support 1920x1200?
Asked by: KEVIN
The BirdDog Mini HDMI to NDI Encoder/Decoder (B&H# BIBDMINIHDMI) supports up to 1080p 59.94fps, which sometimes is called 1080/60p. That's 1920 x 1080. It will not support 1920 x 1200 and does not feature a scaler to downres to that resolution. But you could add a device to change the resolution (or perhaps just use a lower resolution output from your video source) and still use it.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2023-10-09

Does this unit have a 1/4 20 for tripod mounting?

Does this unit have a 1/4 20 for tripod mounting?
Asked by: Ron
The BirdDog Mini HDMI to NDI Encoder/Decoder (B&H# BIBDMINIHDMI) does not have a 1/4"-20 female thread in particular. Rather, to mount this product using a 1/4"-20 thread, just add the separate item called the BirdDog Mini Camera Mount (B&H# BIBDMINICM). See below: https://bhpho.to/3ZJMaUy
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2023-03-05

Can someone confirm that it also takes a NDI ...

Can someone confirm that it also takes a NDI signal and outputs to HDMI?
Asked by: RB TX
only talkback functions
Answered by: ¿¿¿¿
Date published: 2020-06-05
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