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BirdDog Eyes P100 1080p Full NDI PTZ Camera (Black)

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BirdDog Eyes P100 1080p Full NDI PTZ Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • Entry-Level Full NDI Indoor PTZ Camera
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • Ideal for Small to Mid-Size Environments
  • Simultaneous NDI and SDI Outputs
The Eyes P100, in black, is BirdDog's entry-level Full NDI indoor PTZ camera based on their custom NDI silicon chip. The P100 captures up to 1080p60 resolution and offers 10x optical zoom, ideal for small to mid-size meeting rooms and environments. The camera features simultaneous 3G-SDI and NDI outputs, allowing you to integrate into an NDI workflow and/or use legacy SDI equipment.
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BirdDog EYES P100 Overview

The Eyes P100, in black, is BirdDog's entry-level Full NDI indoor PTZ camera based on their custom NDI silicon chip. The P100 captures up to 1080p60 resolution and offers 10x optical zoom, ideal for small to mid-size meeting rooms and environments. The camera features simultaneous 3G-SDI and NDI outputs, allowing you to integrate into an NDI workflow and/or use legacy SDI equipment.

NDI is accessible via an Ethernet port provided on an included breakout cable. The breakout cable connects to an extension port on the rear of the camera and also offers a composite output, 3.5mm audio input/output jacks, and RS-232/422/485 control ports. The audio connectors allow the P100 to work with the BirdDog Comms NDI audio intercom platform. The BirdDog Comms Lite version of the software for Windows is included and it supports up to four BirdDog devices, and you can upgrade to the complete Comms Pro version at any later time. The camera is also compatible with the optional BirdDog Central software, which helps you decode NDI back to SDI (or HDMI). Also, the optional BirdDog PTZ Keyboard can be used over NDI or over RS-422/RS-232 in SDI mode.

As opposed to other types of NDI, such as NDI|HX, which is a compressed variant that reaches 12 Mb/s, the P100 features the visually lossless full NDI variable bit-rate iFrame codec that reaches up to 140 Mb/s at 1080p60.

Key Features

  • Entry-level Full NDI indoor PTZ camera
  • Up to 1080p60 resolution
  • 10x optical zoom ideal for small to mid-size environments
  • Simultaneous 3G-SDI and NDI outputs
  • Includes breakout cable with an Ethernet port (NDI), composite output, 3.5mm audio jacks, and RS-232/422/485 control ports
  • 128 presets
  • Up to 150°/s preset adjustment speed
  • 350º continuous pan
  • Auto, manual, and push focus
  • 0.5 lux minimum illumination
  • Includes BirdDog Comms Lite NDI audio intercom platform (Windows)
  • Optional BirdDog Central software supported for decoding NDI back to SDI
  • Optional BirdDog PTZ Keyboard supported

BirdDog EYES P100 Specs

Image Sensor
Image Sensor1-Chip 1/2.86” CMOS Sensor
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 2.2 Megapixel
Minimum Illumination0.5 Lux
Camera
Shutter Speed1/1 to 1/30,000 sec
Max Digital Zoom12x
Lens
Optical Zoom Ratio10x
Focal Length4.7 to 47mm
Field of ViewHorizontal: 6.43 to 60.9°
Maximum Aperturef/1.6 to 3
Focus ControlAutofocus
Manual Focus
Video Output
Output FormatsSDI, RJ45: 1920 x 1080p at 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50, 59.94, 60 fps
1280 x 720p at 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
Control
Presets128
Move Speed150°/sec
Movement RangePan: 350°
Tilt: -15 to 90°
Tally LightNo
Supported Control ProtocolsPelco-D
VISCA
Interfaces
Video Output Connectors1 x BNC (3G-SDI / HD-SDI / SD-SDI) Male
1 x RJ45 (NDI)
1 x RCA (Composite)
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Output
Power
Power Connectors1 x Barrel / Coaxial (12 VDC)
Environmental
Operating Temperature22 to 82°F / -10 to 50°C
Operating Humidity80%
General
Dimensions6.06 x 5.71 x 5.71" / 15.4 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 11 x 8"

BirdDog EYES P100 Reviews

Great little camera

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-29

I have been using these cameras for over 2 years and they are perfect for my needs. Great little streaming camera.

Excellent in low light

By Fr. Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

Overall we've been extremely impressed with this camera especially for the price. Tip: When you get the unit you'll want to update the firmware to get VISCA over IP working. The firmware page does not show the latest firmware available. A newer P100 firmware is available on a BirdDog support page. Cons: - The indoor white balance preset seems to drift towards yellow and is slow to adjust to changing light conditions. - The zoom speed is fast for live camera movement. At least with the VISCA over IP control software I used this was not adjustable. - The autofocus is sometimes off in indoor conditions requiring manual intervention. Pros: - Impressive low light performance - Impressive onboard noise reduction - Excellent color control via a web interface - Full NDI bitrate - Excellent glass and sharp image output - Image has a nice wide dynamic range

Terrific NDI PTZ camera. Amazing bang for the buck!

By Myron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-18

I spent a silly amount of time researching NDI PTZ options in the $2,000 range, going back and forth between PTZOptics and several other brands before discovering this little gem. I finally opted for the P100 and have zero regrets. The camera is very compact and inconspicuous, PTZ functions are very quiet, and the build quality and NDI output are excellent. The PTZOptics cameras seem to get a lot of mind-share when searching for PTZ cameras in this price range, and their wealth of articles and custom OBS plugin for camera control were pretty tempting. However, after more research, I realized that any NDI PTZ camera can be controlled using the free NDI Studio Monitor app on Windows or Mac. It's part of the NDI protocol and no special software or hardware controllers are needed. Our setup is fairly straightforward, so Studio Monitor provides all the control we need. We're using this at the back of a ~40' sanctuary, and 10X zoom is more than we need to frame a tight head-and-shoulders shot of the pastor. I didn't like the look of the standard L-Bracket surface mounts and did some research into recessed mounts. They are more money but make for a super clean installed look with no cables showing. I got a Vaddio mount 999-2225-022 (available here at B&H or elsewhere), and it works perfectly. The camera still has a 180-degree FOV while only sticking out about four inches from the wall. I'm really glad I went with the Bird-Dog P100. I feel like we got a product that was equal or better than what PTZOptics offers while saving several hundred dollars. Even with the cost of the recessed mount, I still saved money over the PTZOptics while ending up with a smaller, cleaner footprint and a product that I'm very happy with. Footnote: When I received the unit, I went through the firmware update process to get the camera fully up to date before mounting it. The firmware update process is a bit lengthy, but Bird-Dog gives excellent instructions on how to do this. (You will need a Windows computer and a USB Type-B cable (printer cable) to perform the update procedure; one of the utilities is Windows-only.) After updating the camera, PTZ functions quit working in Studio Monitor. Lots of head-scratching later, I discovered that my USB thumbdrive used for updating the firmware was formatted incorrectly, causing part of the upgrade to fail and killing PTZ-control-over-NDI in the process. After correctly formatting the thumbdrive and running the upgrade again, everything worked as expected. Look for Bird-Dog's support article Lost NDI Control after the P100 Update if you run into this issue.

Awesome camera at a great price

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-24

Exactly as described great 1080p robocam, NDI is awesome! Worked right out of the box and doing updates were a breeze.

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can this camera be controlled using VISCA over ip ...

can this camera be controlled using VISCA over ip from within vMix?
Asked by: Marco
Yes, it can. The normal vMix functions are available once you do so - you can create virtualized inputs at different PTZ locations, etc.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-10-29

Can this unit be powered via POE?

Can this unit be powered via POE?
Asked by: Gregory
Does it have a tally light?
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-10-29

Can the camera be directed to presets by series ...

Can the camera be directed to presets by series of keystrokes?
Asked by: Charles
Yes. It may be controlled by this device: BirdDog PTZ Keyboard B&H # BIBDPTZKEY Control up to 255 PTZ cameras on a single network with the ergonomically designed BirdDog PTZ Keyboard. The keyboard is compatible with NDI, NDI|HX, Visca over IP, RS-422, and RS-232 protocols, and can also be powered over those same connections as an alternative to DC-in power. The keyboard features multi-colored and programmable buttons and knobs, and it has a joystick and rocker for zoom control. Control your PTZ camera's exposure, white balance, backlight, gain, shutter, focus, iris, shutter speed, and zoom with the touch of a button or the turn of a knob. You can also set up to 256 memory presets with different parameters and camera moves. The PTZ Keyboard is also compatible with NDI and BirdDog Comms Audio Intercom systems run from a Windows computer.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-05-07

Does the camera offer auto tracking?

Does the camera offer auto tracking?
Asked by: Lee
According to Bird Dog: BirdDog Cam Control 3.0 software adds Auto Tracking for all PTZ cameras
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-01-13
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