4K 10-Bit Full NDI PTZ Camera - Black

Product Code: BD-P4K

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  • 4K 10-Bit Full NDI PTZ Camera
  • 1” Sony Exmor R CMOS back-lit 4K sensor
  • Supports NDI
  • Dual 6G-SDI ports and HDMI 2.0
  • 12x optical zoom with image stabiliser
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Available in Black or White

Hello Sony 1” Sensor. Meet NDI

P4K is the real deal. A huge 1” Sony Exmor R CMOS back lit Sensor and 14.4 million effective pixels enable P4K to deliver stunning pictures in 4K resolutions with Full Bandwidth NDI. Excellent light sensitivity makes P4K perfect for all broadcast applications, sports, remote studios, newsrooms, house of worship and any shoot where quality matters.

Sony 1” Sensor. Size does matter

The best images come from the best sensors and the P4K is built exclusively around the best sensor in its category. The massive 1” Sony Exmor R CMOS backlit sensor delivers truly stunning pictures in all shoot modes and frame rates whether in HD or 4K.

Full NDI. No compromises

In the world of NDI® there are two flavours, NDI® and NDI|HX. NDI® is a variable bit rate, I-Frame codec that is reaches around 140Mbits at 1080p60 and is visually lossless. NDI|HX is a compressed, long-GOP, H.264 variant that reaches around 12Mbits at 1080p60. P4K is a Full NDI® camera.

More than just a production PTZ. Shoot true cinematic styles

P4K is a PTZ designed for the most demanding live production shoots and supports all the traditional frame rates you would expect including 29.97 but now you can use your PTZ as a camera for TVC’s, drama, and shoot 24p for that wonderful cinematic look.

Advanced Colour Controls

With user selectable gamma settings and black gamma adjustment, fine tuning your shot has never been more flexible in a PTZ. Sony’s legendary sensor technology sets the tone for your next quality production.

Superfine Robotics. Precise control at your fingers

P4K’s robotics are super precise and super sensitive. Wind down the panning and tilting speeds to create super professional shots that are dramatic, or crank up the speeds for high action sports to allow you to follow the movements.

360 degree Tally lights

The front, rear, and side Tally lights combine to create a 360 degree Tally light. Now everyone on the production set can see which camera is live to air.

Full NDI. 6G SDI. HDMI 2.0. Life is all about connections

Full NDI. Two independent 6G SDI outputs and one HDMI 2.0 output, all live all the time to create amazingly flexible workflows.

Genlock. Let that sync in

With Genlock you can now synchronise multiple cameras using the Genlock input. Now all your cameras can be hitting your NDI enabled vision mixer at the same time and lets you eliminate the need to add frame buffers.

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.

PTZ Keyboard. Take control

Combine P400 with the BirdDog PTZ Keyboard and you have total control of all functions remotely. PTZ Keyboard is a full featured PTZ Keyboard that can control up to 255 PTZ cameras on a single network so can scale to even the most complex installations. PTZ Keyboard can control P400 over NDI® or by RS422 / RS232 when using in SDI mode.

Free Software Tools

Central Lite

Team up Central Lite 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 or Mini to decode NDI® back to SDI or HDMI.

Cam Control

Cam Control allows easy access to all settings of all the BirdDog cameras on your network. Get the look you want on the full screen output monitor and then copy across multiple cameras to colour match in seconds.

Comms Lite

Comms Lite is your free Audio Intercom solution. With support for four BirdDog devices, plus a director, Comms Lite is a great way to start using Audio Intercom in your live productions.

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

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BirdDog P4K
Description Indoor HD camera with NDI, HDMI & SDI outputs Super-zoom indoor HD camera with NDI, HDMI & SDI outputs Outdoor HD camera with HD NDI & SDI All-weather HD NDI/SDI camera with 30x zoom 4K PTZ with professional colour management tools All-weather HD NDI/SDI camera with 30x zoom 4K PTZ with professional colour management tools Broadcast-level 4K PTZ with superb images in all lighting conditions


Image Sensor 1/2.86" CMOS 2.2MP 1/2.8" CMOS 2.13MP 1/2.8" CMOS 2.13MP 1/2.8" CMOS 2.13MP 1/2.5 inch CMOS 8.5MP 1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor 14.2MP
Lens 4.7 - 47mm 4.3 - 129mm 4.3 - 129mm 4.3 - 129mm 4.4-88.4mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens
Optical Zoom 10x 30x 30x 30x 20x 12X
12x Digital Zoom Yes Yes Yes Yes 30x in 4K, 40x in Full HD 18X zoom at 4K, or 24X zoom at FHD.
Horizontal Angle of View 69.9º(W) - 6.43º(T) 63.7º(W) - 2.3º(T) 63.7º(W) - 2.3º(T) 63.7º(W) - 2.3º(T) 70.2°(W) – 4.1°(T) 64.6°(W) – 6.1°(T)
Aperture F1.6(W) - F3.0(T) F1.6(W) - F4.7(T) F1.6(W) - F4.7(T) F1.6(W) - F4.7(T) F2.0(W) – F3.8(T) F2.8(W) – F4.5(T)
Wide Dynamic Range - - - - Yes Yes
ND Filter - - - - Yes Yes
Image Stabiliser - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Colour Gain / Colour Hue - - - - Yes (15 step) / Yes (15 step)
Gamma - - - - Standard, Straight, 512 pattern
Gamma Level / Black Level - - - - Yes (15 step) / Yes (97 step)
Genlock - - - - Yes Yes


SDI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (6G) Yes (6G, dual 3G)
HDMI output Yes Yes - - Yes Yes
1080i, 1080p & 720p Video Formats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4K (up-to 30fps) - - - - Yes Yes
3.5mm Audio In | Out Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dante Support Yes, with optional hardware licence


Full NDI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NDI – discovery, configuration and control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full control via Web/Mobile UI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Operating Temperature -10 to +50 (ºC) -10 to +50 (ºC) -40 to +60 (ºC) -40 to +60 (ºC) -10 to +40 (°C) -10 to +40 (°C)
IP67, corrosion resistant treated housing - - Yes Yes - -
Wind load durability <up-to60m/s - - - Yes - -


NDI IP PTZ Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2x RJ45: RS232/RS422/RS485 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VISCA / Pelco D Serial Control Protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tally Light - Yes - - Yes (front and back) Yes (front and back)
Free Cam Control Yes, remote shading and colour matching


Power Input 12v DC, PoE+
(IEEE 802.3at)
12v DC, PoE+
(IEEE 802.3at)
AC 24v (Option)
PoE 97W Ready (BirdDog PoE 97W Injector needed, optional)
AC 24v (Option)
PoE 97W Ready (BirdDog PoE 97W Injector needed, optional)
12v DC, PoE++
(IEEE 802.3at)
12VDC, PoE++
(IEEE 802.3at)
Dimensions 145x145x154mm 160x178x220mm 210x210x333 180x180x423mm 142x159x217mm 165x196x247mm
Weight 1.0Kg 2.0Kg 5.5Kg 10.2Kg 2.7Kg 3.4kg
BirdDog P4K

4K 10-Bit Full NDI PTZ Camera

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