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BirdDog Core 5 Monitor/Encoder/Decoder

BH #BIBDCORE5 • MFR #BDCORE5
BirdDog Core 5 Monitor/Encoder/Decoder
Key Features
  • Convert 12G-SDI or HDMI to NDI / IP
  • High-Bright 5.5" LCD Display
  • Supports NDI|HX, NDI|HX2, NDI|HX3
  • SRT, H.264, HEVC/H.265, RTMP, RTSP Out
Encode your 12G-SDI or HDMI video source to an NDI stream and transmit it using a variety of format options with the CORE 5 Monitor/Encoder/Decoder from BirdDog. The Core 5 is a compact combination encoding, recording, and streaming device that can input up to 4K60 video and output streams to high-quality NDI, NDI|HX/2/3, and IP streams. Its built-in high-bright 5.5" monitor provides a crisp image preview, and its physical buttons keep your hands off the display to keep it clean.
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Monitor Size
5.5"
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BirdDog Core 5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Ultimate Camera Sidekick
  • 3High-Bright Screen
  • 4Long-Distance Transmission Options
  • 5USB Recording and NDI Encoding
  • 6Easy Mounting
  • 7Cloud Connect the Core
  • 8Format Support
  • 9Large Tally Light
  • 10Button Navigation
  • 11Heads-Up Display
  • 12RUDP
  • 13NDI Genlock
  • 14NDI Video Scopes

Encode your 12G-SDI or HDMI video source to an NDI stream and transmit it using a variety of format options with the CORE 5 Monitor/Encoder/Decoder from BirdDog. The Core 5 is a compact combination encoding, recording, and streaming device that can input up to 4K60 video and output streams to high-quality NDI, NDI|HX/2/3, and IP streams. Its built-in high-bright 5.5" monitor provides a crisp image preview, and its physical buttons keep your hands off the display to keep it clean.

There are two 12G-SDI inputs, an HDMI input, an HDMI loop output, and an RJ45 Ethernet port as well as an SFP+ port to extend your transmission via an optional 1Gb or 10Gb SFP fiber module. The Core 5 also allows you to record your streams using the USB Type-C output, and it encodes into H.264 or HEVC/H.265 video formats. Other features include an integrated tally light, multiple image tools such as waveform, RGB parade, and vectorscopes, and it can be mounted using the 1/4"-20 threads on the top and bottom.

The Ultimate Camera Sidekick
The Core 5 is a multi-purpose tool for every camera. It can be used as a video monitor, a cross converter, a video analysis tool, an NDI encoder, an encoder to streaming formats like H.264 or HEVC, and a recorder.
High-Bright Screen
The daylight-viewable high-bright screen provides a clear, crisp image, even in direct sunlight. Video analysis tools include vectorscope, waveform, RGB parade, and more.
Long-Distance Transmission Options
The SFP+ port allows for a direct 1Gb or 10Gb Ethernet connection over copper or fiber for ultra-long runs.
USB Recording and NDI Encoding
Connect any qualified USB Type-C media and record native NDI files for post editing, or send live ultralow-latency, high-quality video over Ethernet.
Easy Mounting
The Core 5 features 1/4"-20 female threads on the top and bottom to make mounting Core a total breeze.
Cloud Connect the Core
By adding a BirdDog Cloud subscription, you can access Core and the incoming video feeds from anywhere in the world to view the camera feed with no computers needed.
Format Support
The Core supports high-quality streaming and encoding formats, including NDI, NDI|HX3, NDI|HX2, SRT, BirdDog Cloud Connect, RTMP, H.264, HEVC, HEVC Main 10, and HEVC 4:2:2 Main 10.
Large Tally Light
The large tally light on the reverse side of the monitor faces the talent and requires zero configuration.
Button Navigation
The Core 5 features buttons to access the features, so you can keep your screen clean.
Heads-Up Display
System statistics including the number of active connections, current bandwidth usage, and network traffic are presented to monitor the device and network without having to login.
RUDP
Reliable User Datagram Protocol (RUDP) reduces overall network load as not every packet needs to be acknowledged by every receiver. RUDP has error correction built in for smoothness and maximum reliability, so you can be confident your packets are getting to where they need to go.
NDI Genlock
With NDI Genlock you can select any NDI source to be the timing master for your fleet of P110 or P120 cameras, allowing them all to operate off the same time-base, providing more predictable timing in multi-camera environments.
NDI Video Scopes
All Core can generate scopes to send out as NDI, NDI Proxy, or both. This allows for monitoring scopes on the NDI Proxy while sending a clean main NDI feed simultaneously. Choose from histogram, waveform, vectorscope, or RGB Parade, and the position on the NDI stream.

BirdDog Core 5 Specs

Input
Video Input Connectors2 x BNC (12G-SDI / 3G-SDI / 6G-SDI) Female
1 x HDMI Female
Input Video FormatHDMI / SDI
DCI 4K at 60 fps
Audio Input Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Input Audio FormatAnalog
Embedded Audio InputSDI
HDMI
Output
Video Output Connectors1 x RJ45 (NDI / HX) Female
1 x HDMI Female (Loop Output)
1 x USB Type-C (USB Video) Female (Program)
Output Video FormatHDMI / RJ45
DCI 4K at 60 fps
Audio Output ConnectorsNone
Embedded Audio OutputHDMI
RJ45
USB Type-C
Standards
HDR CompatibilityNone
Connectivity
Expansion Slots1 x SFP+ Slot
IP Streaming
Video IP EncodingH.264, H.265, NDI, RTMP, RTSP, SRT, TCP, UDP: 4096 x 2160 at 60p
Hardware
Display Size5.5"
Tally LightYes
Wi-Fi SupportYes
Power
Power Connector1 x Barrel Input

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