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BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder

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BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder
Key Features
  • 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
Based on BirdDog's custom NDI silicon chip, the BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder supports up to UHD 4K/60 video input for distribution on NDI networks in full-bandwidth I-frame compression. The compact device is housed in an aircraft-grade aluminium case and features a 12G-SDI input and 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 individual outputs. It also has a built-in cross converter that allows the SDI input to be looped out via the HDMI output.
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Will BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder ...

Will BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder Silicon 2 update add NDi-HX encoding decoding?
Asked by: Shyam
Yes the 4K encoder/decoder line will all get the option of (Full NDI, NDI HX, SRT, RTMP) for the Ethernet jack.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-06-16

Is this one unit or two? Send and receive or is ...

Is this one unit or two? Send and receive or is it a unit that does both?
Asked by: warren
This is one box. It is an encoder/decoder so it does both send and receive.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2020-12-15

The 12G-SDI non-QUAD unit has a separate input ...

The 12G-SDI non-QUAD unit has a separate input and output connector. Can it encode one NDI stream to the network while decoding a different NDI stream from the network at the same time?
Asked by: Chad
The outputs would be looped-out signals from the input, which supports only one NDI stream. A different NDI stream from the input is not possible.
Answered by: Raymond B
Date published: 2021-08-10

Can this product handle four simultaneous UHD 4K ...

Can this product handle four simultaneous UHD 4K inputs converted to NDI? can it handle the reverse?
Asked by: John
Yes, this has Four 12G-SDI connections that are selectable between and input or output. This is both an Encoder/Decoder.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-11

Am I able to have 4 1080p59.94 (3G-SDI) video ...

Am I able to have 4 1080p59.94 (3G-SDI) video feeds running through this instead of 4k?
Asked by: Jacob
Yes, the unit supports up to 4K, as follows: SDI: UHD 4K: 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 1080p: 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 1080i: 50/59.94 fps 720p: 50/59.94/60 fps HDMI UHD 4K: 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 1080p: 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 1080i: 50/59.94 fps 720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2023-09-15

can I use 2 of these to: 1) Turn SDI to NDI, TX ...

can I use 2 of these to: 1) Turn SDI to NDI, TX across my network. 2.) use 2nd box to decode the NDI back to an SDI signal
Asked by: Henry
The 4K HDMI unit is just an HDMI Encoder or Decoder. You will need a 4K SDI unit to encode SDI into NDI. Depending on how you want the signal to come out, you will need either an SDI or HDMI unit.
Answered by: Nick Y
Date published: 2021-01-28

Does this equipment work or not? Also, based on ...

Does this equipment work or not? Also, based on BD Website, the BNCs can be independently assigned as an encoder or decoder; is this not true?
Asked by: Matt
The 4K Quads will be able to do that, once the final firmware is released. It is not in that current state, but eventually that feature is planned to be on the QUAD. Right now, you can ENCODE all or DECODE all.
Answered by: Nick Y
Date published: 2021-04-12

how much latency from UHD 4K 60fps HDMI input to ...

how much latency from UHD 4K 60fps HDMI input to NDI stream?
Asked by: Damian
From 1080p25 HD SDI to NDI and back to 1080p25 HD SDI it takes at least 2 frames. So end to end latency min. 2 frames, encoding 1 decoding 1 for HD. With 60fps that would be about 17ms for encoding only in HD. For 24 fps it is about 42ms in HD oder over 80ms end to end!
Answered by: Christopher
Date published: 2020-11-02
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