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BirdDog Mini | Compact NDI Encoder and Decoder



Compact NDI Encoder and Decoder

Product Code: BDMINIHDMI

Suggested Retail Price £435+VAT

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BirdDog General Warranty Terms and Conditions

  • Compact NDI Encoder and Decoder
  • HDMI to NDI Encoder
  • HDMI and SDI Decoder
  • Supports resolutions up to 1080p60
  • Large Tally display
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Full NDI both ways
  • Compatible with BirdDog Comms, the world’s best NDI Intercom System
  • Compatible with BirdDog Central, the world’s best NDI delivery platform
  • Aircraft grade aluminum case
  • Firmware upgradeable

The World’s Smallest NDI® Encoder and Decoder

Designed from the ground up around BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip, Mini is the ultimate NDI® Encoder and Decoder.

Attach Mini to any camera via a HDMI connection and you can introduce that camera source into your NDI workflow. Mini also features a complete Tally system to eliminate the need for multiple boxes on your camera. Mini can also be used as an NDI® Decoder making it perfect for Digital Signage and IMAG applications. Simply attach Mini to your HDMI television or HDMI monitor and send NDI® sources to the Mini to play out onto the screen.

Due the super intelligent design of the BirdDog custom NDI® silicon chip the latency on Mini is insanely low; Just 16ms on encode and 16ms on decode.

Mini is compatible with BirdDog Comms. Comms is a complete Audio Intercom solution that can run on any Windows 10 compatible computer, laptop, or surface for a touch screen experience.

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


  • (HD) 1080p 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94
  • (HD) 1080i 50, 59.94
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94


  • 1x HDMI Standard Type A connector
  • HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr


  • 1x HDMI Standard Type A connector
  • HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr


  • 2-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous


  • 3.5mm Microphone headset input / output


  • Realtime, ultra-low latency, full-bitrate NDI (i-frame)


  • Bicolour Tally (Red/Green)
  • Multicolour status information
  • Full status information on HDMI output (Selectable)


  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45) with PoE (Power over Ethernet)
  • Embedded web configuration panel for control and firmware updates


  • Network settings
  • Video settings
  • Tally settings
  • Audio and Comms settings

SIZE (W x D x H)

  • 98x110x22mm


  • 200g


  • 100-240V, 50/60 Hz Universal Input, +5-18V DC7W Max
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af/at
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The Power of NDI: BirdDog Converters and the Need for 10G AV Networks in Professional Video Production

BirdDog NDI converters are devices that enable you to convert video and audio signals from HDMI or SDI sources to NDI streams, or vice versa, over IP networks. NDI stands for Network Device Interface, and it is a technology created by Vizrt (formerly NewTek) that allows low-latency, high-bandwidth video transmission over standard Ethernet cables. SDI on the other hand, has generally become the industry standard and stands for Serial Digital Interface, and it is a technology that allows uncompressed video transmission over coaxial or fibre optic cables.

BirdDog Stories: ICC Belfast

Belfast International Convention Centre is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built conference facility in the heart of Northern Ireland’s capital city. As well as a 2200-seat auditorium the venue boasts two large multipurpose halls, plus meeting rooms catering from 10 to 200 delegates. Like all live venues, the pandemic has forced Belfast ICC to think outside the box. Dave Young, Head of Technical Production, has extensive experience working in live events and had already been thinking about hybrid events – seamlessly connecting an audience on site with remote viewers.

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