BirdDog 4K Quad - Quad NDI/SDI encoder-decoder


Based on the BirdDog custom NDI chip, BirdDog's quad NDI encoder/decoder supports 4K/60 UHD video input for distribution over NDI networks, using full-bandwidth I-frame compression. It is housed in a high-quality aluminum enclosure and features four selectable 12G-SDI inputs/outputs and one HDMI 2.0 output. It includes a built-in cross-converter, which allows an SDI input to be sent to the HDMI output.

It has SFP+ expansion slot, which supports SFP+ modules to provide fiber connectivity and Ethernet protocols from 1 to 10GbE. It features a bicolor Tally system to indicate to presenters which camera is on-air. The device is completed by a 3.5 mm audio input/output, a 4-line OLED display and a USB 3.0 interface. It can be powered by a standard power supply or via PoE+.


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4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder supports 4K/60 UHD video input for distribution over NDI networks. Full bandwidth I-frame compression. The compact device is housed in an aircraft-grade aluminium case and features a 12G-SDI input and 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 individual outputs. It also has a built-in cross converter that allows the SDI input to be looped out via the HDMI output.

The 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder comes with the BirdDog Comms Lite audio intercom software, which supports up to four BirdDog devices. Comms Lite is Windows compatible and offers features such as director push to talk, mute camera operator, auto-detect NDI sources, monitor camera audio, and shortcut to web console.

Another major feature is an SFP+ expansion slot that supports SFP+ modules for fiber connectivity and Ethernet protocols from 1-10GbE. A tally system with a large bicolor tally light is also built for indicating which camera is live to on-air talent. The tally system also allows user-selectable tally borders on loop out. The device is complete with 3.5mm audio input/output, a 4-line OLED display, and USB 3.0 interface. It can be powered by a standard power supply or over PoE+.

For a more complete version of the application, an optional upgrade is available to Comms Pro. The Encoder/Decoder is also compatible with the optional BirdDog Central software, which helps you decode NDI back to SDI or HDMI.


BirdDog 4K 12G-SDI NDI Encoder/Decoder features

  • Up to UHD 4K/60 Input
  • Full-Bandwidth I-Frame Compression
  • 12G-SDI Input, 12G-SDI/HDMI 2.0 Output
  • 3.5mm Audio Input/Output
  • Built-In Cross Converter
  • SFP+ Expansion Slot
  • Tally Light; Select Tally on Loop Out
  • PoE+ Support
  • Comms Lite Intercom Software (Windows)
  • PTZ Control via Optional USB Dongle


Data sheet

Video Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1280x720 - HD
1920x1080 - HD
3840x2160 - UHD
Entradas Audio
No Balanceado
Salidas Audio
No Balanceado
Data and Control

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