BirdDog OG4 is the world’s first NDI® openGear card. OG4 features four independently configurable 12G SDI inputs and outputs. Full Dashboard support is included along with SFP+ port for 10GbE connectivity.
OG4 is fully compatible with the 4th generation of the openGear® platform, oGx. openGear is an open-architecture and modular 2RU rack frame system that allows for OG’s from various manufacturers to live together in the same frame in total harmony.
openGear frames include integrated cooling fans to provide maximum cooling for all cards and can be configured with dual, redundant power supplies for maximum reliability and uptime.
BirdDog OG4 offers full support for Dashboard, the freely available unified control software for MacOS, Windows, and Linux.
Industry standard SFP+ connection allows for short, medium, and long-range connections over fiber and supports Ethernet protocols from 1GbE to 10GbE.
With support for all resolutions up to 4Kp60, including all HD resolutions, Encoding and Decoding 4K Full NDI® has never been easier. OG4 supports up to 4x channels of 4Kp60 Encode and 2 channels of 4Kp60 Decode. Of course, OG4 supports 4 channels of 1080p60 decode.
Each channel has independent control of frame rates and resolutions so you can mix and match. Set channel 1 to 4Kp60 and channel 2 to 1080i50. Firmware supports all Encode or all Decode.
BirdDog took NAB by storm this year, launching a host of new NDI-based products and winning a bunch of awards in the process. Founder and CEO Dan Miall visited Europe in June and we took the opportunity to hold reseller-only events in our Glossop HQ and the Holdan Europe office in Amsterdam.
After an absence of three years, the NAB Show is back with a rash of signature product launches. It’s probably no coincidence that the past 36 months have seen little in the way of innovation in the broadcast and professional video industry, apart from a slew of mirrorless cameras. The unstoppable force that is the engineer needs the immovable object – the trade show – to get the creative juices flowing it would seem.