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BirdDog Core 7 Monitor/Encoder/Decoder

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BirdDog Core 7 Monitor/Encoder/Decoder
Key Features
  • Convert 12G-SDI or HDMI to NDI / IP
  • High-Bright 7" LCD Display
  • Supports NDI|HX, NDI|HX2, NDI|HX3
  • HDMI & SDI Loop Output, Balanced XLR
Encode your 12G-SDI or HDMI video source to an NDI stream and transmit it using a variety of format options with the Core 7 Monitor/Encoder/Decoder from BirdDog. The Core 7 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 7" monitor provides a crisp image preview, and its physical buttons keep your hands off the display to keep it clean, and it features a rugged aluminum chassis.
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Monitor Size
5.5"
7"
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BirdDog Core 7 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Ultimate Camera Sidekick
  • 3High-Bright Screen
  • 4Long-Distance Transmission Options
  • 5USB Recording and NDI Encoding
  • 6etherCON
  • 7Balanced XLR
  • 8Zero Latency Loop Output
  • 9Aircraft Grade Aluminum Chassis
  • 10Easy Mounting
  • 11Cloud Connect the Core
  • 12Format Support
  • 13Large Tally Light
  • 14Button Navigation
  • 15Heads-Up Display
  • 16RUDP
  • 17NDI Genlock
  • 18NDI 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 7 Monitor/Encoder/Decoder from BirdDog. The Core 7 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 7" monitor provides a crisp image preview, and its physical buttons keep your hands off the display to keep it clean, and it features a rugged aluminum chassis.

There are two 12G-SDI inputs, an HDMI input, an HDMI loop output as well as a zero-latency 12G-SDI loop output. It also features a locking etherCON RJ45 Ethernet port and an SFP+ port to extend your transmission via an optional 1Gb or 10Gb SFP fiber module. You can input analog audio via balanced XLR via the included audio breakout cable. The Core 7 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 7 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.
etherCON
The etherCON connector is a ruggedized, locking RJ45 connector for maximum connection reliability.
Balanced XLR
Balanced audio over XLR is supplied via the included audio breakout cable.
Zero Latency Loop Output
An additional 12G-SDI port adds an end-to-end, zero-latency loop output.
Aircraft Grade Aluminum Chassis
Built for life on the road, the Core 7 features a durable aluminum build.
Easy Mounting
The Core 7 features 1/4"-20 female threads on the top and bottom to make mounting Core a 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 7 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 7 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 Connectors2 x XLR 3-Pin Stereo Analog Female
Input Audio FormatAnalog
Embedded Audio InputSDI
HDMI
Output
Video Output Connectors1 x RJ45 (NDI / HX) Female
1 x HDMI Female (Loop Output)
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) 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 Size7"
Tally LightYes
Power
Power Connector1 x Barrel Input

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Yes, you can record in 4K and send out 1080p SDI/HDMI.
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Date published: 2022-05-29

Does USB recording require a computer?

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