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BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder

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BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder
Key Features
  • Up to UHD 4K/60 Input
  • Full-Bandwidth I-Frame Compression
  • 4 x 12G-SDI Selectable Inputs/Outputs
  • 3.5mm Audio Input/Output
Based on BirdDog's 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.
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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

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

Can I use this to decode four P400 cameras from ...

Can I use this to decode four P400 cameras from NDI to SDI ? Will it then output each camera on its own SDI out?
Asked by: Lewis
Yes, this can be accomplished while also using their central pro software: https://bird-dog.tv/centralpro-overview/
Answered by: stephenc
Date published: 2021-08-30

Can one unit simultaneously provide 2 ins & 2 ...

Can one unit simultaneously provide 2 ins & 2 outs?
Asked by: Kenneth
As of 5/8/2021 the firmware still does not support simultaneous encode/decode on the SDI ports. The SFP+ port is disabled limiting the interface to 1gb/sec ethernet. The HDMI jack also is not supported for use as stated in the product description. Major features that make this box worth its purchase price are all "coming soon". Very disappointing as this box is a great concept with some exciting features, once they actually are useable as described.
Answered by: Eli
Date published: 2021-05-09

This unit will decode NDI|HX Cameras, like the ...

This unit will decode NDI|HX Cameras, like the PTZOptics 30X-NDI Broadcast Camera?
Asked by: Matt
It will with Silicon 2 (can find more info on their site). This may have been released last fall, according to their Instagram account.
Answered by: John Paul
Date published: 2024-05-17

Will this unit decode four P400 cameras from NDI ...

Will this unit decode four P400 cameras from NDI and Output them each on their own SDI out?
Asked by: Lewis
Yes, this can be accomplished while also using their central pro software: https://bird-dog.tv/centralpro-overview/
Answered by: Victor
Date published: 2021-04-23

Will this interfere with any PTZ control if ...

Will this interfere with any PTZ control if plugged into the same router? ie. to control & video with 1 Ethernet.
Asked by: Mark
No, the BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder should not impact other cameras connected to your router as far as control.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-02-27
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