The BirdDog P4K PTZ camera provides 4K UHD over NDI, HDMI and 6G-SDI output. Via Ethernet cable the camera receives PoE power and is available as an input source for any NDI compatible hardware or software.
Equipped with a 1" 14.2 MP Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor and a 9.3-111.6mm lens, it shoots video up to 3840x2160@30. In addition to 12x optical zoom, it offers up to 18x digital zoom in 4K or up to 24x in Full-HD. The built-in pan/tilt system allows continuous panning of ±350° and tilting of 120° at up to 100° and 50° per second respectively. Focusing can be manual or automatic.
New codec engine
BirdDog P4K camera features a fully rebuilt codec engine that delivers even lower latency and computationally superior image quality. Better images, less bandwidth and faster.
Full NDI. No compromises
In the NDI environment there are two possibilities: Full NDI and NDI|HX. NDI is a variable bit-rate I-Frame codec that achieves about 140 Mbits at 1080p60 and is visually lossless. NDI|HX is a compressed, long GOP variant of H.264 that achieves about 12 Mbits at 1080p60. P4K is a Full NDI camera.
1" Sony sensor
The best images come from the best sensors and the P4K camera is built exclusively around the best sensor in its class. Sony's massive 1" back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers truly stunning images in all shooting modes and frame rates, whether in HD or 4K.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar
The glass you use is important to create stunning images and the P4K camera uses only the best. It features precision optics and a T-coated lens that reduces flare caused by reflections on the lens surface.
Advanced colour controls
With user-selectable gamma settings and black gamma adjustment, fine-tuning the shot has never been more flexible on a PTZ. Sony's legendary sensor technology sets the standard for your next quality production.
Free camera control software
The Cam Control App is the easiest and simplest way to brand BirdDog cameras. Simply run the app on a Windows 10 computer on the same network as your BirdDog cameras and access all camera functions through an attractive interface. Quickly dial in the look you like and copy settings across multiple cameras in seconds.
P4K robotics are super-accurate and super-sensitive. Slow down the pan and tilt speeds to create super professional shots that are dramatic, or increase the speeds for high-action sports that allow you to follow the movements.
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 on air.