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BirdDog’s Innovative Solutions Highlighted in Remote Production Application!

The Belgian broadcast media company MediAVentures is thrilled with their recently acquired suite of BirdDog NDI solutions from TEVIOS!

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MediAVentures’ focus is on creating audiovisual productions for the medical, more adventurous world. For mediAVentures’ remote setup, they use 3x Studio NDI (for medical feeds), 1x Mini (for return monitor), and 3x P200 controlled by the PTZ keyboard. And thanks to BirdDog Cloud 2.0, they can connect two locations between Germany and Belgium.

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Thanks to mediAVentures for their trust! This is a great remote production application using BirdDog’s innovative solutions!

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BirdDog P4K & P400 PTZ 4K Cameras Shipping Now!

The new 4K PTZ camerasP4K and P400 – by BirdDog are now ready to ship!

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The P4K 4K resolution, full bandwidth NDI camera delivers high quality images thanks to its 1″ Sony Exmor R CMOS back lit sensor and 14.4 million effective pixels. NDI is a variable bit rate, I-Frame codec reaching approximately 140Mbits at 1080p60 making it visually lossless. In addition to being full NDI, P4K offers two independent 6G SDI outputs and one HDMI 2.0 output. Controllable remotely, P4K can communicate directly to BirdDog Cloud without a computer running Cloud Core.

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The P400 has many of the same features as the P4K. The main difference can be found in the image sensor. While P4K features a 1 inch back-illuminated Sony sensor,  P400 offers a 4K Sony 1 / 2.5 inch CMOS 8.5MP backlit sensor.

Contact us for more information about BirdDog’s 4K PTZ cameras!

Now Introducing the NDX by Streamstar!

The Streamstar NDX is a full-featured, 4 channel, remote live production and streaming studio for IP/NDI sources.

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Powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use, Streamstar NDX is an ideal broadcasting and streaming solution for eSports, conferences, visual radio, small TV stations and remote learning. NDX features 4x NDI/IP stream inputs, an NDI/RTMP/R/TS output as well as an optional HD-SDI/HDMI output. It also features an intuitive touch screen interface, various insert layers, automated switching modes and internal CG. Furthermore, there is a built-in multiview with 3 modes, a built-in audio mixer and a built-in encoder for live streaming. Additional components include:

  • External graphics with transparency over NDI
  • NDI recording – PGM
  • Stream recording
  • Media player
  • NDI PTZ control
  • JVC camcorder IP based CCU and Tally

Contact us for more information about the Streamstar NDX live production and streaming studio.

Pre-Order your Full NDI P4K by BirdDog!

The P4K by BirdDog is coming soon and it’s time to pre-order!

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P4K is a high quality, full NDI PTZ camera featuring a 1” Sony Exmor R CMOS back lit Sensor. Thanks to its 14.4 million effective pixels, this camera produces stunning images in 4K.

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Not only that, but P4K offers advanced color controls. For instance, it features user selectable gamma settings and black gamma adjustment for flexible fine tuning. Additional features include two 6G SDI outputs, one HDMI 2.0 output, Genlock, an adaptive bit rate and PoE. It’s also easy to pair with the BirdDog PTZ Keyboard. P4K is the ideal solution for broadcast applications, remote studios, sports and more!

Contact us for more information or to pre-order your P4K by BirdDog!

Dante support & integration coming soon to BirdDog products!

BirdDog will soon bring Dante support to all its hardware products as well as integration into its Comms Pro audio intercom system and its new Dante NDI Bridge application.

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Soon all BirdDog products (Studio NDI, Mini, 4K Converters, Wallplates, SDM Modules & PTZ range cameras) will support Dante audio. Input of Dante audio can be streamed out as NDI. If there is an audio output, then audio tracks can be converted from the NDI stream to Dante audio.

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Dante Comms Pro Integration

Use hardware from other manufactures with BirdDog’s Comms Pro, its revolutionary audio intercom system. For instance, Dante enabled belt packs and Dante enabled Comms boxes will be compatible.

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Dante NDI Bridge Application

This Window 10 application flips audio tracks between NDI and Dante in sub-frame latency. It supports up to 3 stereo pairs, meaning Dante NDI Bridge can receive 3 NDI streams and create 3 stereo pairs of Dante audio. It can also receive a single NDI stream and create 3 Dante stereo audio pairs. The reverse also applies, thanks to Dante NDI Bridge.

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Contact us for more information about Dante support and integration!

Why NDI?

NDI® by BirdDog makes IP video a reality by harnessing the power of software, computers and networks in order to make video creation & sharing both fun and accessible to millions.

With NDI®, everyone has access to simple, high quality video using their existing software, equipment, computer devices and networks. It enables systems, devices and applications to connect and communicate over IP in order to share video, audio and data.

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NDI® preserves visual quality, frame accuracy and course synchronization. High quality imagery is achieved with full 16bpp video color depth support. It includes audio requirements supporting 48kHz, 96kHz and beyond using 16, 32, and 64 channels. It interoperates with SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 among other standards, enabling the mixing together of all types of video delivery methods.

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BirdDog Offers Exciting Hardware & Software Solutions!

BirdDog provides a range of software and hardware solutions in order to simplify workflows. Here are just a few of their top products!

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Studio NDI : Focused on flexibility, Studio NDI functions as both an NDI Encoder and NDI Decoder. It’s capable of encoding resolutions up 1080p60 SDI and HDMI to NDI, plus decoding NDI resolutions up to 1080p60 to SDI or HDMI. The aluminum case houses BirdDog’s custom NDI silicon chip and features a built in cross converter, active loop outs, audio intercom system, dual NDI encoding, NDI tally system and PoE. Additionally, Studio NDI is compatible with Comms and Central Apps by BirdDog.

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Mini : The entry point into NDI Encoding and Decoding, the BirdDog Mini features HDMI inputs and outputs, active loop outs, audio intercom system, NDI tally system and PoE. The Mini hardware only uses Full YUV422 NDI.

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P200 : BirdDog’s Eyes P200 is a full NDI production camera combining the power of BirdDog’s custom NDI silicon chip with a Sony CMOS backlit sensor and a Sony image module. It has frame rates of up to 1080p60, 30x optical zoom and independent, live triple outputs in SDI, HDMI and full NDI.

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Cloud : This NDI remote delivery and management software allows for distribution of NDI content to anywhere in the world. Utilizing SRT, Cloud offers 128/256 bit AES encryption to ensure secure streams over the public internet. Plus SRT video transport protocol ensures reliable streams, even over lossy networks. Cloud integrates with all BirdDog software and hardware solutions.

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PTZ Keyboard : Through next generation NDI and IP technology, BirdDog’s PTZ Keyboard allows for universal control through mix and match protocols. A full featured PTZ keyboard, it supports NDI, NDIIHX, Visca over IP, RS422 & RS232 and offers Power over Ethernet. It’s available for the P100 & P200 and is designed to control up to 255 PTZ cameras on a single network.

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