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BirdDog 4K QUAD | 4K QUAD - Four channels of 12G SDI to 4Kp60 NDI Encoding and Decoding

BirdDog

4K QUAD

4K QUAD - Four channels of 12G SDI to 4Kp60 NDI Encoding and Decoding

Product Code: BD-4KQUAD

Suggested Retail Price £1,751+VAT

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  • 4K NDI Family
  • Encode & Decode up to 4Kp60
  • 12G & HDMI 2.0 connections
  • Built-in cross converter
  • SFP+ port for 10GbE connectivity
  • Active loop outs
  • Three models to choose from:
    • 4K HDMI
      1x HDMI 2.0 Input
      1x HDMI 2.0 Output
      1x 12G Output
    • 4K 12G SDI
      1x HDMI 2.0 Output
      1x 12G SDI Output
      1x 12G SDI Output
    • 4K QUAD
      1x HDMI 2.0 Output
      4x 12G SDI Input/Output

Next Level NDI® Tools

Following on from the award winning HD NDI® products, the 4K Family has been engineered from the ground up for real-world users. Built around BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip and housed in an aircraft grade aluminium case, features include 12G SDI and HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs, built-in cross converter, SFP+ port for 10GbE connectivity, active loop outs, audio intercom system, NDI® tally system, PoE, and compatibility with BirdDog’s Comms Pro and Central Pro apps.

Encode & Decode up to 4Kp60

With support for all resolutions up to 4Kp60, including all HD resolutions, Encoding and Decoding 4K Full NDI® has never been easier.

12G & HDMI 2.0 connections

All SDI connectors on the 4K line are 12G SDI, including all four SDI connectors on 4K Quad. All the HDMI connectors are 2.0 for maximum compatibility with your sources and destinations.

SFP+ for 10GbE & long range

Industry standard SFP+ connection allows for short, medium, and long range connections over fiber and supports Ethernet protocols from 1GbE to 10GbE.

* Feature coming soon with free firmware update.

NDI Tally that just works

A full Tally system is built right into the 4K Family and it requires zero configuration. Includes a built-in large Tally light for your on-air talent to easily see which camera is live, plus user selectable Tally borders on loop out.

BirdDog 4K Family Specs

Cross Converter

All 4K products include a built in cross converter and of the 12G SDI inputs can be looped out the HDMI 2.0 port and any of the HDMI 2.0 inputs can be looped out the 12G SDI.

PTZ Control

With the optional USB to Ethernet dongle you can control any PTZ camera that supports NDI®, NDI|HX, or Visca over IP.

Adaptive bit rate. Slide your way to glory

Full NDI® is a variable bit rate codec. In normal circumstances BirdDog recommends allowing around 140Mbps in HD, or 6 streams per 1GbE cable with some headroom. In 4K it is recommended to allow around 300Mbps or 3 streams with some headroom to allow for any unforeseen spikes.

With BirdDog’s tools you can select the bit rate to suit your bandwidth and requirements. In both HD you can slide between 80-180Mbps and in 4K you can select the data rate to be anywhere between 60 and 360Mbps.

Free Comms Lite. Upgrade to Comms Pro

4K Family include free Audio Intercom software, Comms Lite. Comms Lite supports four BirdDog devices and one Director. For more information on Comms Lite and how to get your free copy click here.

Need a more powerful Audio Intercom solution? Comms Pro gives you all the amazing features of Comms Lite plus allows you create you up to five groups, adds additional push to talk buttons for the director, ability to change groups on the fly, plus more. Comms Pro is just $495 and you can read more about it here.

Distribute NDI® content everywhere. Just add Central

BirdDog Central is a software platform set to redefine the way we think about driving content to TV screens. By teaming up Central with any NDI® source, including all BirdDog hardware capable of creating NDI® sources, you can now drive your NDI® streams to any BirdDog Studio NDI, Mini or 4K Family to decode NDI® back to SDI or HDMI. For more information on Central click here.

Download the free BirdDog RESTful API and program your own automation for all BirdDog hardware endpoints, including cameras.

  BirdDog 4K HDMI
4K HDMI
4K 12G-SDI BirdDog 4K QUAD
4K QUAD

SUPPORTED VIDEO FORMAT

     
UHD 3840x2160 23.98, 25.00, 29.97, 30.00, 50.00, 59.94, 60.00
HD 1920x1080p 23.98, 25.00, 29.97, 30.00, 50.00, 59.94, 60.00
HD 1920x1080i 50.00i, 59.94i
HD 1280x720p 50.00p, 59.94p, 60.00p

VIDEO I/O CONNECTIVITY

     
HDMI 2.0 Input Yes - -
HDMI 2.0 Output Yes Yes Yes
12G SDI Input - Yes -
12G SDI Output Yes Yes -
12G SDI Selectable Input/Output - - 4

AUDIO INPUT

     
HDMI 2Ch, 48kHz - -
SDI - 2Ch, 48kHz 2Ch, 48kHz
3.5mm AUDIO Microphone/line input

AUDIO OUTPUT

     
HDMI 2Ch, 48kHz
SDI 2Ch, 48kHz
3.5mm AUDIO Stereo Headphone/line output

VIDEO CODEC SUPPORT

     
NDI (Full bandwidth i-frame compression) Yes Yes Yes

DISPLAY

     
Integrated 4-line OLED Status Display Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Multiviewer* - - HDMI OUT

TALLY

     
Onboard Bi-color Tally indicator Yes Yes Yes
Selectable Tally indicator on video loop outputs Yes Yes Yes

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

     
Ethernet RJ45 1000baseT w/integrated PoE (Power over Ethernet) Yes Yes Yes
Open SFP+ Cage (10gb SFP+ Adapters sold separately)* Yes Yes Yes
Embedded Web configuration Panel Yes Yes Yes

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

     
Size 135x85x25mm
Weight 260g 260g 320g

POWER

     
DC Input DC 12v / 16w
PoE (Power over Ethernet) PoE+ 802.3at

EXTERNAL INTERFACE SUPPORT (Requires Optional Cables)*

     
USB to RJ45 for additional network in device support Yes Yes Yes
USB to RJ45 for VISCA over IP PTZ control Yes Yes Yes
USB to Serial PTZ control (RS232) Yes Yes Yes
USB ISO recording Yes Yes Yes

*Feature coming soon with free firmware update.

BirdDog 4K HDMI
4K HDMI

4K HDMI - HDMI2.0, 4Kp60 NDI Encoder/Decoder

BirdDog 4K 12G SDI
4K 12G SDI

4K SDI - 12G SDI, 4Kp60 NDI Encoder/Decoder

BirdDog Rackmount
Rackmount

Rackmount for 2x 4K Encoders/Decoders in 1RU
[BD-4KRM]

BirdDog Camera Mount
Camera Mount

Camera Mount for 4K Family
[BD-4KCM]

BirdDog PTZ Cable
PTZ Cable

4K PTZ Control Cable
[BD-FLEXPTZ]

Why Buy into BirdDog PTZ Cameras?

New to BirdDog, NDI, or Video over IP? Well, here are just a few reasons why BirdDog cameras are having their day.

Bridging the NDI gap to ATEM: Blackmagic in the IP World

The video production market is transitioning towards IP. Whether it will ever get there 100% or will find a balance between HDMI, SDI and Ethernet remains to be seen, but we are without doubt entering a phase where crews and installers are weighing up the benefits of IP technology for each project. Why IP?

BirdDog 4K Firmware 20.10.167

Release notes

BirdDog 4K v20.10.167 firmware brings some substantial new features and enhancements to the BirdDog 4K converters making them more flexible.
Key improvements and feature additions are listed below:

  • Fixed the issue with the encoder locking up when set to DHCP
  • Added NDI v.4.5.3 support
  • Added NDI bandwidth management
  • Enabled decode mode
  • Improved the OLED display refresh rate
  • Improved the Tally display refresh rate
  • Minor cosmetic improvements made to BirdDog Dashboard (WebUI)
  • Under the hood performance and stability improvements.

Known limitations are listed below:

  • When in Decode Mode changing video format could result in distorted audio. Restarting video is required after changing decode formats to ensure clean audio.
  • 2K inputs are not supported
  • 4K DCI SDI inputs are not supported
  • SFP+ interface is disabled
  • USB port is disabled

BirdDog 4K Firmware 1.5.3

Release notes

BirdDog 4K v1.5.3 firmware brings some substantial new features and enhancements to the BirdDog 4K converters making them more flexible.
Key improvements and feature additions are listed below:

  • Added loop-out video selection in the WebGUI<?
  • Fixed the issue with the reset button not resetting the static IP address<?
  • Under the hood performance and stability improvements for the Encode mode.<?

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