BirdDog 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder

Used Cat #2647635 • MFR #BD4KQUAD
BirdDog
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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BirdDog BD4KQUAD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features
  • 3Network Connectivity
  • 4Included Comms Lite Software
  • 5Additional Features with Optional Comms Pro Upgrade

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.

Another major feature is an SFP+ expansion slot that supports SFP+ modules for fiber connectivity and Ethernet protocols from 1-10 GbE (you may require a free firmware update that's already available from BirdDog). A Tally system with a large bicolor Tally light is also built for indicating which camera is live to on-air talent. The Tally system also allows user-selectable Tally borders on loop out. The device is complete with 3.5mm audio input/output, a 4-line OLED display, and USB 3.0 interface. It can be powered by a standard power supply or over PoE+.

The 4K Quad NDI Encoder/Decoder comes with the BirdDog Comms Lite audio intercom software, which supports up to four BirdDog devices. Comms Lite is Windows compatible and offers features such as Director Push-to-Talk, Mute Camera Operator, Auto Detect NDI Sources, Monitor Camera Audio, and Shortcut to Web Console. For a more complete version of the application, an optional upgrade is available to Comms Pro. The Encoder/Decoder is also compatible with the optional BirdDog Central software, which helps you decode NDI back to SDI or HDMI.

Key Features
  • Up to UHD 4K/60 video input
  • Distribution on NDI networks in full-bandwidth I-frame compression
  • 4 x 12G-SDI selectable inputs/outputs
  • HDMI 2.0 output (currently inactive until an expected future firmware update)
  • 3.5mm audio input/output
  • Built-in cross converter (can be used when the expected firmware update for the HDMI output becomes available)
  • SFP+ expansion slot (a firmware update may be required and is already available on the BirdDog website)
  • PoE+ support
  • 4-line OLED display
  • Includes BirdDog Comms Lite audio intercom software for Windows (upgradeable to the complete Comms Pro application)
  • Compatible with the optional BirdDog Central software for decoding NDI back to SDI/HDMI
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum housing
Network Connectivity
  • Ethernet RJ45 1000baseT with integrated PoE
  • Open SFP+ Cage (10GB SFP+ adapters sold separately)
  • Embedded Web configuration panel
Included Comms Lite Software
  • Windows 10 and above compatible
  • Groups: 1
  • Max BirdDog devices per group: 4
  • Live video windows: 4
  • Director Push-to-Talk buttons: 1
  • Director to All
  • BirdDog to Director
  • Mute Camera Operator
  • Shortcut to Web Console
  • Monitor Camera Audio
  • Auto-detect NDI sources
  • Volume slider bar
Additional Features with Optional Comms Pro Upgrade
  • BirdDog Push-to-Talk
  • Director to Group
  • BirdDog Operator Broadcast
  • Mix Minus
  • Keyboard shortcuts / hot case
  • Refresh NDI Sources

BirdDog BD4KQUAD Specs

Inputs / Outputs
Inputs/Outputs
4x BNC (12G-SDI) (Switchable)
Audio Inputs
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Video Outputs
1x HDMI (2.0)
Audio Outputs
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo
Other I/O
1x USB-A PoE
Expansion Slots
1x SFP+ Slot
Format Support
Input Video Format
SDI
UHD 4K at 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i at 50/59.94 fps
720p at 50/59.94/60 fps
Output Video Format
SDI
UHD 4K at 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i at 50/59.94 fps
720p at 50/59.94/60 fps
HDMI
UHD 4K at 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i at 50/59.94 fps
720p at 50/59.94/60 fps
Standards
HDR Support
No
IP Streaming
Tally Light
Yes
Wireless
No
Power
Power I/O
1x Barrel (12 VDC ) Input
1x RJ45 Input
PoE Support
PoE+ 802.3at
Power Consumption
Device: 16 W
General
Dimensions
5.31 x 3.35 x 0.98" / 13.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm
Weight
0.7 lb / 320 g

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