BirdDog Studio, Network Device Interface Converter
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SDI and HDMI to NDI with Tally, DC and Power over Ethernet
SDI/HDMI to NDI (Network Device Interface) converter
SDI/HDMI cross converter
Onboard full screen & external tally light interface
SD, 720P, 1080i & 1080p standards support
Flexible power options including PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Central management software interface (Mobile & Web)
Simple Plug and Play operation
Compatible with all NDI compliant equipment
BirdDog Studio is the world's first portable, camera mountable device that takes standard HDMI or HD-SDI signals and converts them live to NDI (Network Device Interface). NDI is a new, open standard for transporting live broadcast quality video signals over common Gigabit Ethernet networks ubiquitously found in buildings worldwide. It is a simple, plug and play device which can be powered by practically any source - AC, DC and Ethernet (PoE). BirdDog Studio also implements tally, a signalling system that lets camera operators and on screen talent know which camera is currently live to air or preparing for live.
BirdDog Studio enables your existing cameras to be included into a new IP workflow for your live productions. Once you convert your HDMI or SDI signal to IP the possibilities of live productions are magnified. Any network connection becomes a live video input into your switcher. Convert your baseband SDI or HDMI to NDI and take full advantage of flexible IP networks. No need to run long SDI cables or purchase expensive video routers, simply access your live video in real time anywhere on your network.
BirdDog Studio enables your existing cameras to be included into a new IP workflow for your live productions. Once you convert your HDMI or SDI signal to IP the possibilities of live productions are magnified. Any network connection becomes a live video input into your switcher.
More flexible video inputs into your live production*
Access video resources from anywhere in the facility
Easily integrate Tally into productions, even outside the studio
NDI made simple
Convert your baseband SDI or HDMI to NDI and take full advantage of flexible IP networks. No need to run long SDI cables or purchase expensive video routers, simply access your live video in real time anywhere on your network.
Dual Color Tally
We do Tally the right way. BirdDog Studio can display Tally onbaord and externally via Tally out. Due to our superior NDI integration we can provide both Program and Preview tally indicators.
Simply set the display to be full screen Tally or split screen to show both program and preview.
Power from anywhere
We have your bases covered when it comes to power. BirdDog Studio can accept power input form the Ethernet cable via PoE technology. Don’t have a PoE network infrastructure? No worries, simply power via DC or V/Gold-mount battery plate optional accessories with power pass-through (coming soon).
Central fleet control
Control and configure multiple BirdDog Studio devices through our admin panel which is accessible via a web browser on both mobile devices and desktop.
Monitor loop-out/format converter
SDI and HDMI outputs are always live allowing you to convert from SDI to HDMI and vice versa. Connect a monitor to BirdDog Studio or simply use to loop out to other gear.
We’re working all the time and as additional features are made available we will release these at no cost. To make updates easy a simple site deployment wizard will ensure all BirdDog Studios in your facility are updated, and all running the same software version.
802.3 PoE Compliant
2-pin 8-24v DC with D-Tap adapter
3.5mm GPIO 2 position (Program/Preview)
5x35 LED Display
3 Selectable modes (Info, Tally, Multi-Tally)
|Video Protocol Support
NDI Realtime Encoding
(Mobile and Desktop compatible)
Embedded via SDI/HDMI
105mm (W) x 150mm (H) x 19.5mm (D)